Category Archives: HERE & THERE

Daily walk through life

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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No Broken Bones!

There were plenty of surfers and walkers along the beach promenade, but then a strong wind picked up.  We tried putting weights on our literature, but the wind became too strong!  We decided to pack up our Bibles and books … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe in Heaven OR Hell

Two young men walked past our Bible table at the beach.  As they walked on, one of the men kept looking back at us. So I waved him over, “Come and check out our table!  It’s all free and there’s … Continue reading

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Sunday Fun on the Beach Promenade

Sunday our team was on the beach promenade again. What fun!  We’d just set up our table and one from our team began playing her accordion when a man walked up.  He saw our signage: “Free Books,” “God Talk” and … Continue reading

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Porn in the Auto Shop

Yesterday my car was due for an oil change.  I entered the waiting room of the auto shop and discovered the television was blaring what first appeared to be porn! It was actually an offensive talk show with a guest … Continue reading

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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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