Monthly Archives: October 2019

Incarcerated Again?

Another precious memory: The boys at the juvenile hall were painting decorations for an art competition. I was disappointed to see  Juan back again.  When he saw me he said he couldn’t stop painting or he’d fall behind.  A few seconds … Continue reading

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What IS a Christian Anyway?

A special memory from my years doing jail ministry: A female inmate asked me the question, “What IS a Christian, anyway?” I decided to let the other women in the group offer an answer to her question. One said, “A … Continue reading

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College Exam

It was in the spring of Gavin’s freshman year in college. He lived in the dorm and had just finished studying for an important 11:30 AM exam. At 11:00 he decided to sit in the lounge to clear his mind … Continue reading

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Teacher Power

When I was 15 our high school had over a dozen YMCA clubs on campus.  I belonged to one. Whether we were male or female, we still belonged to the Young Men’s Christian Association. I used to wonder about that, … Continue reading

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Construction Workers Need Jesus Too!

Nearly two years ago there was a wildfire in our community.  Hundreds of homes were destroyed, including the house across the street from us. Finally, after all this time, construction has begun on the new home. There are lots of … Continue reading

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The Prince

Do you know about Bright Lights?  A 12-year-old girl attended a Bright Lights Radiant Purity Conference for preteen and teenage girls.  She retold the following story upon her return: “Once upon a time there was a princess who lived in … Continue reading

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Please Pray! They Want to Kill Me!

One morning on the college campus a female student came to our table asking for prayer. She was afraid for her life.  She said some girls hated her and had threatened to kill her! We immediately gathered around her and … Continue reading

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