Monthly Archives: July 2021

I Was So Worried

A precious memory from my years doing ministry with teens: I was leading a Bible study in Oakwood 4 – a wing at the juvenile hall. There I met 17-year-old Mario who wanted to turn his life around and follow … Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Being a Single Mom

I was shopping for a gift from a wedding registry. The sales clerk was most helpful.  She actually invited me into her office while she ordered the gift for me. I complimented her on her beautiful tan. She explained she’s … Continue reading

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Baby Number Four

The couple was expecting baby number four.  The ultrasound indicated a girl!  They already had two boys, and a second daughter would round out their family perfectly! The nursery was decorated in feminine colors and her name,  Ava Elizabeth, was … Continue reading

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Standing before her was Jesus!

My friend Jenny looked up and standing before her was Jesus!  But wait, let me back up to the beginning. Jenny’s mother was a party girl.  She had boyfriends and husbands, owned a bar and loved to drink.  Meanwhile, Jenny … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Life

Precious Sue lived an extraordinary life for 89 years.  She had been the mother of one of my favorite friends from high school. When I was a teenager Sue talked to me about Jesus.  Unfortunately, her words fell on deaf … Continue reading

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John 3:16 in a Surrey Cycle

A friend and I were doing a power walk along the beach promenade when along came four people riding a surrey cycle.  As they slowly peddled by I overheard one of them reciting John 3:16 aloud.  She stumbled through it, … Continue reading

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Has Following Jesus Changed You?

“Has following Jesus Christ changed you?  If so, how?”  As an online missionary with Global Media Outreach (GMO), this question was directed to a contact.  Her response: “I used to stress about my life, money and relationships. I used to … Continue reading

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