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The Illustrated Bible

My friend Lauria  and I enjoy our power walks along the beach promenade.  Before setting out, we’ll fill our big pockets with Jesus materials to share along the way. Among our supplies will be a copy of the New Testament … Continue reading

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Prisoners in Lockdown

One evening at the jail I discovered the prisoners in the women’s unit were in lockdown because of disorderly conduct. Those wanting a Bible study would not be permitted out of their cells. So I asked the guard if I … 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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Guitar on the Soccer Field

I enjoy playing guitar on Sunday mornings and leading the Sunday school children in worship.  I started doing this when I first came to the Lord–before our children were born.  Now I’m a grandma. A few weeks ago I began … Continue reading

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Talking About Jesus – On a Plane

I was sitting next to a man on a plane—said his name was Bill.  It was a short, one-hour flight. I was a new Christian and wanted to share the Lord with him.  But what would I say?  Whatever I … Continue reading

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God’s Word Speaks to Teens

I started something new with the incarcerated teens. In addition to our regular lesson, I brought an envelope filled with small pieces of paper with Bible verses on one side.  The verses were either a promise from God’s Word, or … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Form Letters

It is not easy to ask forgiveness. Yet as followers of Jesus, God expects us to take care of personal business before we take care of the spiritual.   “Therefore if you are offering your gift at the altar and there … Continue reading

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Nobody is Born a Christian!

Today our power walk took us out on the pier where there were fishermen to meet. We watched one guy haul in a baby sting ray!  Another pulled up his crab basket with a small catch. We enjoyed our chat … Continue reading

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To Discipline Children

Many parents today are afraid to discipline their children.  Yet it worked for my parents and it worked for me. I was strong on love. I loved our kids to pieces and they knew it.  Sometimes I’d just grab one … Continue reading

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Lunch with the Girls

There are some fun women I’ve known for many years. Yet none of these women have ever been open to the things of the Lord.  Every few months we get together for lunch, often in one of our homes.  Today … Continue reading

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