Tag Archives: God

A Man Sitting on the Sand

I was walking on the beach and met a man sitting on the sand with his baby.  Juan was waiting for his wife and kids while they played in the surf. I admired his baby and then visited with him … Continue reading

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My Mother’s Dying

A middle-aged man approached our Bible table at the beach. Said his name was Raymundo and he’d noticed our PRAYER sign. “Would you pray for my mother?  She’s dying of cancer.” I asked, “Does she have a faith background?”   … Continue reading

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Enemies in County Jail

One night I was doing Bible study with two men in county jail who were enemies. They were in the medical unit,  as one had a broken leg and the other diabetes. They lived four cells apart.  I’d spend time … Continue reading

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God or Allah – What’s the Difference?

A Muslim turned away from Islam and became a follower of Jesus.  I was privileged to hear him share his life story.  Someone asked him, “What is the difference between God and Allah?” His explanation was simple.  “As a former … Continue reading

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Five Minutes on Your Knees

My friend Shirley said she was getting a divorce. “I’ve had enough! He will never change!” I said, “I would hate for you to rush into this. That word divorce is so final. I heard a pastor say that one … Continue reading

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Teen: I’m Ready This Time!

I had some precious teenagers that night at the juvenile hall.  One 17-year-old said he remembered me from the last time he was incarcerated: “You asked me then if I wanted Christ in my life and I told you I … Continue reading

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Nothin’ Religious About Thanksgiving!

A few days ago a young homeschooling mother was having her teeth cleaned. The dental hygienist was complaining. “I hate spending another holiday at my sister’s house!  She HAS to make every holiday a religious holiday, even Thanksgiving!  There’s nothin’ religious about Thanksgiving! … Continue reading

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Phone Call – Glad I Didn’t Hang Up!

When our children were small there was no such thing as Caller ID.  The phone rang and we had no idea who was on the other end. “Hello? Is this Barbara?” came a strange, masculine voice. “Sorry.  You must have … Continue reading

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No Broken Bones!

There were plenty of surfers and walkers along the beach promenade, but a strong wind picked up. We packed up our books and Bibles and headed home. I was pushing a load of Bibles in my cart when I hit … Continue reading

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How Can I Get God in My Life?

One Sunday afternoon at the beach a man came to our Bible table and asked, “How can I get God in my life?” I gave him the simple message of the Gospel—how Jesus came to live a sinless life so … Continue reading

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