Tag Archives: Spiritual

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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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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Incarcerated Teen Surrenders to Jesus

An incarcerated teen was eager to surrender his life to Jesus.  Once he did, he began to change. He shared that he felt “peace” and just a good feeling about his future. I noticed he quickly cleaned up his language … Continue reading

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Singing a Man Into Heaven

Years ago I was blessed to be involved in a music ministry with two precious women. Their voices were professional. Mine was mediocre. But they needed me — I played guitar and could harmonize. Every Thursday, the three of us … 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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Teen With Death Wish Finds Jesus

Jimmy,  a 17 y.o. incarcerated youth, said he was never before interested in God or the Bible.  “Tonight something happened. I was playing basketball and I heard the call for Bible study.  It was strange, but I felt as if … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Ants

Thomas was 15-years-old and incarcerated for the fourth time.  This was his first time in my Bible study and he asked deep and thoughtful questions. When I finished the lesson he said he wanted to turn his life around and … Continue reading

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Spiritual Battle with an Occult Priest

One day on the college campus one of the occult club leaders came to our Bible table. He was dressed in a long black robe and introduced himself as a priest with a specific occult group. He walked directly up … Continue reading

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Living at the River Bottom

One Sunday afternoon a homeless woman stopped at our Bible table at the beach.  Said her name was Bonnie and she lived at the river bottom. The river bottom is a popular dwelling place for the homeless in our community. It’s in a jungle … Continue reading

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