Monthly Archives: January 2018

Grocery Bagger: Need Help Out?

I was going through the checkout line when the young man bagging my groceries asked if I wanted help out. I didn’t need help, but I looked at him and wondered if he knew the Lord.  So I said, “Thank … Continue reading

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Earthquake with a Three-Year-Old

Marni’s three-year-old was coloring nearby when the earthquake started. He looked over at her questioningly, “What’s that?” “It’s an earthquake, Matthew. Come sit on Mommy’s lap. We’re going to sit under the archway and thank Jesus for the earthquake.” While he … Continue reading

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Profanity Not Tolerated!

We arrived with our family at a large theme park. Upon entering I noticed a sign that said, “Profanity and other inappropriate language will not be tolerated at this establishment.”  How refreshing!  I was impressed. We walked to the water … Continue reading

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Son in Drug Rehab

We were eating in a quiet restaurant. There was one other diner eating alone.  He greeted us when we arrived and began sharing his sadness over his 19-year-old son in drug rehab. I asked him if he had a faith background. … Continue reading

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Religion is for Brainless Drones

“I have a question. Why do you insist on spreading the cancer that is religion? It’s a dirty lie and all your followers are nothing but brainless drones. ~ James” Wow!  NOT one of the usual questions I get as … Continue reading

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Incarcerated Teen Sharing Jesus

One evening at the facility for incarcerated teens,  a new boy walked into my Bible study. He was carrying papers and explained they were from a Bible study he’d been doing. I recognized the papers as those I had written myself and … Continue reading

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Showing Cleavage

I recently had trouble listening to a Christian speaker — trouble getting beyond her cleavage! My thoughts were preoccupied with the poor example she was setting. Our appearance is a reflection of our relationship with Christ. It is not necessary … Continue reading

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Fishing On the Pier

What interesting people one meets while fishing on the pier with five grandchildren! We first met a homeless guy who sold us his mussels for bait.  I did not realize what a HUGE undertaking it would be to attempt to … Continue reading

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Blessed be Your Name

I walked into the day room at the juvenile facility for incarcerated youth. The deputy saw me and made the announcement for Bible study.  A group of guys headed for the classroom, leaving a new guy, Brett, sitting alone on the sofa. … Continue reading

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Surprise Evening Visitor

Recently at 8:30 PM I received a text from a young college friend in another city.  “I know this is last-minute, but what are you doing tonight?” “Just some paper work. Why?” “I decided to take a little drive to … Continue reading

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