Monthly Archives: May 2018

Summer Servants

Our church’s youth pastor started a Summer Servants program when our son was 15.  The purpose was to train high school students to become Christian leaders. The summer began with a water ski outreach trip where everyone was to bring … 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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Superhuman Forgiveness: The Cross

This story comes from a Chinese house church pastor who was arrested and held for three weeks.  He says his experience was going with Christ to the Garden and to the Cross.  Today he explains The Cross: This is what … Continue reading

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I’m Disabled—Why Am I Still Alive?

As an online missionary for Global Media Outreach, most of my contacts are from overseas, but not all.  A Christian man wrote from the Midwest.  He said he was disabled and on disability.  He wondered why he was still alive, … Continue reading

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The Hug

While traveling we learned that a famous author was in our tour group. We had the privilege of meeting him and later having dinner with James and his wife. They were delightful. When we returned home I received an email … Continue reading

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A Grandmother’s Love

Our daughter had married and moved to a distant city.  Two years later the first grandchild arrived and then the second. How we loved them! One day while visiting I said,   “Do you know how much you love your … Continue reading

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An Inmate Gets Released

I used to visit Dan,  a young man at the county jail who had suicidal tendencies. We would study the Bible and pray together and soon he had given his life to Jesus Christ. The changes were real.  He had genuine … Continue reading

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More on Disciplining Children

Every child is different. Time-out is effective for some.  We had one child who rarely needed that!  I would simply give her  “the look” and she would immediately obey. We had another child who went by the calendar—every six weeks … 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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