Monthly Archives: February 2022

Young Boy Wants Forgiveness

Sunday at the beach we had our table set up to give out free Bibles.  A 12-year-old boy stopped to say he’d lost his cell phone—had we seen it?  No, but we’d keep our eyes open. Meanwhile, I gave him … Continue reading

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After School Bible Stories

She is 85.  Every week this dear woman and her husband place their two folding chairs under a tree in the large grassy area of their apartment complex.  Little children are invited to sit on a blanket to hear Trudy and Clarence tell a Bible story. … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Your Lord? NOT!

We met a young man fishing on the pier alone.  We visited for awhile before I offered him a good news booklet about Jesus. He said, “Actually, I made  Jesus my Lord and Savior two years ago!   But I’ve stopped … Continue reading

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Praising God is a Sacrifice?

An important lesson from my days doing jail ministry: We had just finished singing about bringing the “sacrifice of praise to the Lord,” when a 16-year-old incarcerated youth asked a question. “I don’t get it.  Why would singing praises to … Continue reading

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Earthquake with a Three-Year-Old

Marni’s three-year-old was coloring nearby when the earthquake began.  He looked over at his mom questioningly, “What’s that?” “It’s an earthquake, Matthew.  Come sit on Mommy’s lap.  We’re going to sit under the archway and thank Jesus for the earthquake.” … Continue reading

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Grocery Bagger: Need Help Out?

I was going through the checkout line when the young man bagging my groceries asked if I wanted help out. I didn’t need help, but I looked at him and wondered if he knew the Lord.  So I said, “Thank … Continue reading

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Foreign Students at the Beach

While walking on the beach I met six foreign exchange students from Taiwan.  They were taking a break from volleyball,  so I asked them a few questions about their experience in the U.S. They were having a wonderful time and … Continue reading

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