Monthly Archives: February 2018

Dog Bite

My husband accompanied me on a two-week mission trip to Central America.  One early evening we were walking on the beach when a large dog came barking and chasing after us. I stopped, stood straight and still and spoke firmly:  “In the name of … Continue reading

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Alcohol and Slurred Speech

A guy walking along the beach stopped at our Bible table. He reeked with alcohol, had slurred speech, but said he wanted to learn more about God.  I asked him if he were to die today, did he know where … Continue reading

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What Will Happen to the Children?

When our children were young my husband’s work required that he travel to attend conferences. Of course he preferred I accompany him, but we had small children and I hated to leave them. Yet there were times when I did … Continue reading

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To Joy Behar: I Heard God Speak Too!

Recently,  Joy Behar from “The View” accused Vice president Mike Pence of “mental illness” because he says he hears from God.  “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus, it’s another thing when Jesus talks to you.  That’s called mental illness, … Continue reading

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How Do You Spend Your Days?

I asked Anne,  “How do you spend your days, now that Jim is gone?” I had attended a luncheon to honor Anne, our former Bible study leader from way back. Years ago she and her husband left for the mission … Continue reading

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Shopping is Her Therapy? Please!

I once heard a woman say on Christian TV that shopping is her therapy.  I thought to myself, “What an appalling to thing to say!  What a shameful Christian witness!” We are NOT to go shopping for therapy!  We’re to … Continue reading

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The Word “Crap”

It has been a blessing for me, these past nine years, to serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach.  Carla, a 17-year-old from New York has been writing me for three weeks.  She’s had the usual teenage questions about … Continue reading

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Love Problems

Most of the people who contact Global Media Outreach:  are hurting.  It doesn’t matter where they live in this world; most are hurting because of love problems. “Pray for my marriage.”  “Pray that my husband will come home.”  “Pray … Continue reading

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We recently had a huge wildfire in the hills above our home.  It quickly  developed into the largest fire in California history with 700 homes destroyed locally.  The hot, dry winds induced the fire to rapidly spread to surrounding communities … Continue reading

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