Monthly Archives: June 2018

Nine-Year-Old Wants a Bible

This afternoon we had our Bible table set up on the beach promenade. Nine-year-old Andrew rode up on his scooter and asked, “How much are your Bibles?” “They’re free.” “They’re free? Are they for anyone?” “Yes, they are. Just take your … Continue reading

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Divorce: Two Selfish People

My friend Roxanne saw a lawyer and filed for divorce!  “We are two selfish people who never should have married. Greg no longer attends church and living with him has become more and more difficult.”   Married ten years, there are no … Continue reading

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OMG? Thou Shalt Not!

A third grader in the kids’ Bible club spilled a cup of her water and exclaimed, “Oh God!” While helping her clean it up, I said quietly, “Cindy, it’s better if you say ‘Oh No!’ or ‘Oh My!’ or even ‘Oh my … 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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Church for the Crew

Recently my husband and I were blessed with a cruise vacation.  I was happy to again be able to do the church service on the ship.  But this time I had a new idea—I would also ask to do a … Continue reading

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Suicide and Hopelessness

Suicide in the U.S. is on the increase. We know it.  I just read that 20 veterans per day committed suicide in 2017. That’s huge!  What brings people to the point of suicide? I believe it’s depression and a sense … Continue reading

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Christians in Vietnam

A worker teaching Christian leaders in Vietnam shares this experience: I immediately realized that not one of these pastors owned a Bible and that they were waiting to hear from Scripture. As I started sharing, one pastor raised his hand. “Excuse me … Continue reading

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Love Advice in a Restaurant

While eating in a restaurant Lauria and Del noticed a young woman sitting alone.  Soon a young man arrived and she hurried to his embrace. They returned to the table holding hands and smiling. It was hard not to notice … Continue reading

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Man With Terminal Cancer

We attended an out-of-town function and were seated with a younger couple.  We visited awhile and learned that Jim had terminal cancer.  Neither he nor his girlfriend had any religious affiliation, but Jim was clearly disturbed about his condition. Whenever he spoke … Continue reading

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