Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Sign of the Cross and the Holy Spirit

A memory from ministering to incarcerated teens: Many incarcerated minors call themselves Catholic, even though they may be unchurched. They are proud to show their tattoos of rosary beads, the Virgin Mary or the crucifix. They are quick to make … Continue reading

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Group Home – Teaching at the Beach

There was a great deal of activity around our Beach Bible table yesterday. But the highlight was the precious group of teenage girls from a group home. One girl said she rarely sees her parents. When they’re together she feels … Continue reading

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Stinky Cigarettes!

When our kids were small I did what my mother did with us—I talked to them about cigarettes. We’d drive past the nearby high school and see a group of teenagers on the corner smoking. I’d say, “Look, kids! Do … Continue reading

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God’s Word Speaks to Teens

A treasured memory from the past: I started something new with the incarcerated teens. In addition to our regular lesson, I brought an envelope filled with small pieces of paper with Bible verses on one side.  The verses were either … Continue reading

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Teen Floats Between Group Homes

From my years at the juvenile facility: Robert is 17 and has lived in group homes since he was 11.  His mother loves him, but is unstable. His older brother committed suicide a few months ago. He said he’d like … Continue reading

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Movie: Overcomer

We went to the theater to watch the Kendrick brothers’ new movie,  OVERCOMER.  Loved it!  But bring along plenty of tissues! One of the highlights is when the principal of the Christian high school leads a student to Christ.  Next … Continue reading

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