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I Don’t Believe in God!

I invited a friend to Bible study.  She didn’t hesitate in her reply:  “I’m sorry, but I don’t believe in God. If God does exist, I don’t believe I should be accountable to Him.  If I’m wrong, then I’m willing … Continue reading

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Preschoolers Quarreling

My preschoolers would sometimes get into quarrels and spats. Typically, I’d say, “Okay! I think we need to talk with Jesus about this.”  I’d gather them together and go to prayer. Afterward, I’d require the guilty person do two things: … Continue reading

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My Grandmother’s Childhood

As a 9th grader, our son’s English assignment was to interview an older relative and then write his/her story.  He chose to interview his grandmother, my mom. The following is his narrative. My grandmother was the youngest of four children. … Continue reading

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I’ll Go to Heaven ‘Cuz I Said “The Prayer”

One evening while facilitating a Bible study at the jail I asked, “If you were to die today do you know where you’d go?” I was surprised at the answers. One woman said she’d go to heaven because she got saved … Continue reading

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If the World Ends, What Should I Do?

Remember the man who proclaimed the end of the world would occur on a particular date? It apparently caused some people to re-think their strategy for when it does occur. A 22-year-old male and frequent writer from an Asian country … Continue reading

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Ask Forgiveness

Years ago I offended my friend Elizabeth.  In truth,  I betrayed her confidence.  She was so hurt by my action that our friendship ended. I pushed the guilt to the back of my mind.  It would not be a problem avoiding … Continue reading

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Divorce: What the Bible Says

Clearly God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16).  “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate” (Matt 19:6).   In Matthew 19:9 Jesus said,  “I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits … Continue reading

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Inmate No Longer Fearful

There was a precious 22-year-old in my Bible study at the county jail.  Kimberly was unusually attractive, with the look of fresh innocence.  She rarely smiled, but I was drawn to her sweet spirit. She came faithfully every week for … Continue reading

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A 15-Year-Old Wants Jesus

I was leading Bible study for incarcerated teens when I noticed a boy sitting alone two tables away. He was looking the other direction, but his ear was toward me. After awhile he moved to a closer table, still looking … Continue reading

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Man on the Street in Greece

I chatted with a man while waiting for my husband to get our rental car in Greece. Nikos told me about his wife and kids, his vineyard, and his olive trees. I told him I was curious about the beautiful Greek … Continue reading

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