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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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Former Muslim Wants to Talk

We were visiting with several Muslim friends when Miriam,  a medical doctor, came up. She took me by the arm and whispered in my ear, “Can we talk?” We walked to another room and sat down.  She began, “You may … Continue reading

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I Cannot Kill My Baby!

It was February 13 and my husband Dan and I were traveling. He dropped me off while he went to park the car. While waiting I noticed a young woman walking toward me.  She looked as if she’d been crying … Continue reading

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First Time In Jail

I still remember my first time inside the jail. We were not permitted to bring a handbag, car keys or mobile phone. We were wanded and then led behind the locked steel doors—then more locked steel doors, and more locked … Continue reading

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Big Brian—The Gentle Giant

Brian was big—yet I knew he was gentle. At 17, he began sharing his new faith with the other incarcerated teens. Sometimes because of his size, the younger ones felt compelled to agree with him. One night he was waiting … Continue reading

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God Spoke to Me

Years ago when I gave my life to Jesus, His Holy Spirit came to indwell me, and then started changing me. I still remember that initial peace, joy and love. Yet there were changes as well. When God wanted me … Continue reading

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No Touch Policy

I’ve discovered that different jails have different rules for Bible study facilitators. Our jail has a “no touch” policy. That means absolutely no hugs or handshakes. One day while clothes shopping I saw a former inmate who had been in … Continue reading

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Be Careful Little Eyes What You See

I gave my kids a warning when they were young:  I told them that someday they might be reading a book. Or perhaps they’ll be in a movie theater with friends.  Suddenly they may realize that what they are reading … Continue reading

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Studying the Bible is What Changes These Kids

It was 8:30 PM and I had just said goodnight to the guys in my Bible study at juvenile hall. I was closing the door to the unit when I glanced at the window of the steel door across the hall. … 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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