Monthly Archives: October 2018

Fun Women for Dinner

There are some fun women I’ve known for years. Every few months we get together for lunch or dinner, often in one of our homes.  Yesterday it was my turn. My husband had a meeting so I’d have the house … Continue reading

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Suffering in Obedience to God

I read an extraordinary book I wish all could read:  The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken. It’s a collection of testimonies from our brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering around the world today—persecuted for their faith in … Continue reading

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Studying The Bible Changes These Kids

It was 8:30 PM and I had just said goodnight to the guys in my Bible study at juvenile hall. I was closing the door to the unit when I glanced at the window of the steel door across the hall. … Continue reading

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Ready to Face Eternity?

An acquaintance shared with me that she’s undergoing cancer treatment and may not have long to live.   I was both surprised and sorry.  Sorry, because I’m not sure she’s ready to face eternity. I’ve never known her to be interested … Continue reading

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Hang Around Afterward

When our young friend Susan married and moved away, she asked me an interesting question.  “We won’t know anyone in our new community. What’s the best way to meet people?” “Hmm.  First you’ll want to meet your new neighbors. You … Continue reading

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Teen Atheist

Most incarcerated minors who choose to attend Bible study are searching for God. They recognize they need help and want to turn their lives around.  But not all. Jose came to Bible study and boldly stated,  “My religion is Atheism. I … Continue reading

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Baby Talk—Or Isaiah 55:11?

I loved our babies passionately. I would smother their faces with kisses, just as my mother would do with us. I was also passionate about God, and I yearned for our children to have that same passion. I enjoyed talking … Continue reading

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Spider Web

As an online missionary with Godlife.com, I have several people in other countries who are doing an online Bible study with me.  One recently wrote the following: “Please, can you help me?  I need some direction on this issue:  There … Continue reading

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