Category Archives: HERE & THERE

Daily walk through life

Would You Like Something to Read?

When I did the Bible ministry with incarcerated youth, I’d often notice as I was leaving for home,  a woman sitting in the waiting room alone.  She would be waiting to pick up a son or daughter scheduled to be … Continue reading

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Clean Up Your Language!

An important teaching during my years doing Bible ministry with incarcerated teens: Incarcerated teens who come to Bible study often make a decision to follow Jesus.  Yet many of them have a habit of cursing and they want help in … Continue reading

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Gay Identity Confusion

Annie and Jason were two kids I loved and watched grow up. When they needed money I’d put them to work doing odd jobs. They loved my cooking. Perhaps it was because they were young that they’d always devour whatever … Continue reading

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Gina’s Story – God Provides!

Gina was laid off from her job of 12 years in March, 2020.   She writes, “After reviewing our home budget, I began searching for work right away, even though regular unemployment and the additional Covid unemployment money from the government … Continue reading

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Inmate – Look of Fresh Innocence

A remarkable story from my years doing jail ministry: There was a precious 22-year-old in my Bible study at the county jail. Kimberly was unusually attractive, with the look of fresh innocence. She rarely smiled, but I was drawn to … Continue reading

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Fishing Pier Adventure

We live in a beach community that has a long fishing pier. We enjoy walking out on the pier and watching the excitement of a fisherman bringing in his catch. Naturally, I always bring along a few Jesus booklets or … Continue reading

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How to Start a Spiritual Conversation

Larry went to a fast-food restaurant to answer some questions for a new believer he’d recently met.  The guy didn’t show. Larry had brought a helpful book to give him. He was getting ready to leave when he felt God … Continue reading

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It’s BAD!

I was standing near the jewelry counter when a young man called out to his friend,  “Hey! Come and look at this watch!  It’s BAD!” His friend hurried to look. He agreed it was a “bad” watch! I was curious. … Continue reading

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Infected Computer?

A man with a thick accent called to say he was a computer support technician from Microsoft and my computer was badly infected. I said, “I’ve heard from you guys before and I don’t believe you.  My computer is fine.  … Continue reading

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A Teen Gang in The Little Red Schoolhouse

Unfortunately, this year, due to Covid 19,  our community will not host a county fair.   But here is an unforgettable memory from volunteering in the past: * * * I was enjoying my shift at the county fair’s Little … Continue reading

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