Category Archives: Other Religions

Palm Reader – “I Can’t Read You”

It was over ten years ago that Pam began seeing a palm reader.  She had a standing appointment with her reader every month.   Then a friend invited her to church. Pam had never been to church and thought it … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, DOCTRINE, HERE & THERE, Other Religions | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

No Becomes YES!

Another precious memory from jail ministry: Remember Jose, the 20-year-old who came to Christ at the county jail?  His cellmate was Stephen,  an angry young man. Every week I would talk with Jose through the small pass-through opening in his door. … Continue reading

Posted in DOCTRINE, JAIL & COUNTY JUVENILE FACILITY, Other Religions | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Praying With a Muslim

We accompanied our Muslim friends to an afternoon event. When it was 4 PM Ameena said it was time for prayer.  She wanted to excuse herself to another location to pray. There were other Muslims attending, so Ameena mentioned to … Continue reading

Posted in DOCTRINE, Other Religions, PEOPLE, PRAYER WORKS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Praying to Mary

A Roman Catholic friend sent an email asking people to pray the Hail Mary for the Pope.  I explained that I would be happy to pray for the Pope, but I could not pray the Hail Mary. I didn’t want … Continue reading

Posted in DOCTRINE, Other Religions, PEOPLE | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

What IS a Christian Anyway?

A special memory from my years doing jail ministry: A female inmate asked me the question, “What IS a Christian, anyway?” I decided to let the other women in the group offer an answer to her question. One said, “A … Continue reading

Posted in DOCTRINE, JAIL & COUNTY JUVENILE FACILITY, Other Religions, PEOPLE | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Sign of the Cross and the Holy Spirit

A memory from ministering to incarcerated teens: Many incarcerated minors call themselves Catholic, even though they may be unchurched. They are proud to show their tattoos of rosary beads, the Virgin Mary or the crucifix. They are quick to make … Continue reading

Posted in DOCTRINE, JAIL & COUNTY JUVENILE FACILITY, Other Religions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Religion vs. Christianity

There are perhaps hundreds of religions in the world today, but the five major religions are: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism.  It has been said that true Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship with a risen Savior. … Continue reading

Posted in DOCTRINE, HERE & THERE, Other Religions, PEOPLE, TRAVELING | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Are You Catholic or Christian?

Pope Francis is often in the news these days.   Reading about him may cause people to reflect on their own spiritual condition, and that’s a good thing.  A young woman even asked me, “Are you Catholic or Christian? I said, … Continue reading

Posted in DOCTRINE, Other Religions, PEOPLE | Tagged , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Ten Reasons We Know the Bible is True

As a former volunteer Bible study facilitator in our local jail, inmates have asked,  “Just because you say the Bible is true, how do we know for sure?” I appreciate people who are thinkers. After all, who am I?  So … Continue reading

Posted in DOCTRINE, HERE & THERE, JAIL & COUNTY JUVENILE FACILITY, Other Religions | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Muslim Searching for Truth

Recently while traveling, I became acquainted with the manager in our hotel gift shop. He said he was a Muslim from Morocco. I asked him a few questions about his country and about his faith. He said he used to … Continue reading

Posted in HERE & THERE, Other Religions, PEOPLE, TRAVELING | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments