Monthly Archives: April 2018

Lie Detector Test at the Beach

There was a crowd of walkers and surfers on the beach promenade today.  We were nearly overwhelmed with people stopping at our Bible table asking for prayer or wanting to talk about God.  Several walked away with a free new … Continue reading

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Fraternity Party

When I was an 18-year-old college freshman, I was able to live at home.  A guy I’d dated briefly invited me to a fraternity party at his state university two hours away. I invited a girlfriend to come along—we were so … Continue reading

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Muslim Woman from Yemen

We had just set up our Bible table on the beach promenade when I met a young Muslim woman from Yemen, wearing a hijab. When I saw her walking our direction, I stepped forward and introduced myself.  She seemed eager … 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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Glioblastoma Brain CA & Prayer

My friend Eileen passed away recently from Glioblastoma–brain cancer.  During her final months she went to live with her sister in a distant city. I kept in touch with Eileen by phone, but in her last weeks she could no longer talk. However, … Continue reading

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Heaven Bound ‘Cuz I’m Baptized

A young mother wrote that she and her newborn daughter had recently been baptized to secure their admission into heaven: “I was baptized last week with little Mikayla,  but now I’m scared. Does this mean I won’t see my grandparents … Continue reading

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Worry Is Sin?

Many incarcerated teens are worried.  Jake loves the Lord, but Jake was worried. I told him that worry is sin. Why? Because it shows we are not trusting God. Trusting God is what the Christian life is all about. I … 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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Pastor: “You Changed My Life”

I was invited to speak at three different church fellowships in another city.    A year later I was invited back. A pastor from yet another church approached me.  I was astounded by his words: “I want to thank you.  Last … 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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