Monthly Archives: March 2021

Why is Good Friday Good?

It was Easter week and I was fishing off the pier with our eight-year-old grandson. We untangled the lines, baited the hooks, then sat on the bench to wait for a catch.  I’m thinking to myself,  “This is going to … Continue reading

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Donate His Organs?

What a blessing to hear a family member share her testimony before an audience of Bible students.  After many years, Lauri’s story remains a vivid memory in our family’s history. During a large holiday gathering, her 3-year old son Jack was … Continue reading

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Muslim with a Gun

I attended a seminar on the beliefs and practices of Islam by Rev. Mateen Elass, Ph.D.  It was held in a local church and widely advertised. Upon arriving at the church, I was surprised to see a security guard at … Continue reading

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Phone Call – Glad I Didn’t Hang Up!

When our children were small there was no such thing as Caller ID.  The phone rang and we had no idea who was on the other end. “Hello? Is this Barbara?” came a strange, masculine voice. “Sorry.  You must have … Continue reading

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Muslim Teen & the Occult

As an online missionary with Global Media Outreach, www.godlife.com, I receive many emails from people in Muslim majority countries. Susan, 16,  has written from the Middle East for over a year.  She’s had a fascination for vampire books and movies, … Continue reading

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“I’m Gay”

A 17-year-old told his parents, “I don’t believe in God anymore.  I no longer want to be a Christian.” His father listened and then said,  “Tell me what else is going on in your life.” “I’m gay.” That was it.  … Continue reading

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Mom, I Don’t Wanna Go to Church!

The kids and their mom always went to church weekly. One Sunday when Mark was 10,  he said he wanted to stay home and watch TV with Dad. His mother quietly said, “Go get dressed.” “But Mom, I don’t wanna … Continue reading

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“I’m Fearful About My Future”

A young man from Indonesia wrote me through www.godlife.com .  He said he was worried and had fears about the future. I shared with him something our pastor once said:  “There are three things we should never worry about:  the future, … Continue reading

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