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Why Did You Come Tonight?

I had a responsive group of minors in my Bible study at the juvenile hall.  I asked them why they had come.  Their answers were typical: “I need to find God” or “I’ve messed up and I need to turn my … 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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Hiccups Cured!

One night at the juvenile facility, an incarcerated girl in my Bible study had the hiccups. I excused her to get a drink of water. Then she told me she’d had the hiccups since morning!  She had already tried drinking … Continue reading

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Incarcerated Again?

The boys at the juvenile hall were painting decorations for an art competition. I was disappointed to see  Juan back again.  When he saw me he said he couldn’t stop painting or he’d fall behind.  A few seconds later he was … Continue reading

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Praying Together, Staying Together

Can praying together hold a marriage together? Perhaps. It seem that most incarcerated teens are from single-parent homes—but not all.  One night a 17-year-old was grieving over disappointing his parents by getting into trouble. “They are good parents. They have been … Continue reading

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