Category Archives: DOCTRINE

What IS a Bible, Anyway?

One day on the college campus a student walked by our Bible table and didn’t seem to notice us.  It was as if we were invisible.  He had passed our table when I did something I don’t usually do.  I … Continue reading

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What Can I Do to Help?

He loved her, but she was suffering from an aggressive form of cancer and nearing the end of life.  “What can I do to help?  I call every day to offer my services,  but I don’t want to annoy her.” … Continue reading

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Talking to the Plumber About Jesus

Yesterday we had a plumber in the kitchen. I shot up an arrow prayer asking God to guide our discussion. He was friendly, said he was 35 and single.  He told me about his new home—a trailer in the country … Continue reading

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Should I Dump My Wife?

I received a letter from Jerome in an African country who wrote via Global Media Outreach. He said his wife is Muslim. He married her because she was a virgin. Now that they’re married she refuses to become a Christian. … Continue reading

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“I’m Suicidal!”

A friend and I were walking on the fishing pier seeking to share the Lord with fishermen, or anyone who might appreciate prayer or learning more about Jesus. One group of young fishermen were open to our “good news tracts” … Continue reading

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Sleep Paralysis

I was doing Bible study with a prisoner who told me she often has sleep paralysis. When this occurs she feels she’s awake.  Her hearing is keen,  yet she cannot move any part of her body. She cannot even open … Continue reading

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Doing Church for the Old Folks

A friend and I were doing a church service for the old folks in an assisted living facility.  Most were quite elderly. We opened by singing three songs of worship, followed by prayer.  I then shared an interesting statement our … Continue reading

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Teenage Girls Incarcerated

Nine incarcerated teenage girls walked into Bible study cursing and acting obnoxious. I raised my voice,  “If you don’t want to be here, you may leave NOW!  Who wants to be excused?”  They quieted down. I avoided eye contact with … Continue reading

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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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