Category Archives: PEOPLE

It’s Not Easy Being a Single Mom

I was shopping for a gift from a wedding registry. The sales clerk was most helpful.  She actually invited me into her office while she ordered the gift for me. I complimented her on her beautiful tan. She explained she’s … Continue reading

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Baby Number Four

The couple was expecting baby number four.  The ultrasound indicated a girl!  They already had two boys, and a second daughter would round out their family perfectly! The nursery was decorated in feminine colors and her name,  Ava Elizabeth, was … Continue reading

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Standing before her was Jesus!

My friend Jenny looked up and standing before her was Jesus!  But wait, let me back up to the beginning. Jenny’s mother was a party girl.  She had boyfriends and husbands, owned a bar and loved to drink.  Meanwhile, Jenny … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Life

Precious Sue lived an extraordinary life for 89 years.  She had been the mother of one of my favorite friends from high school. When I was a teenager Sue talked to me about Jesus.  Unfortunately, her words fell on deaf … Continue reading

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Buying Fruit Trees

I recently purchased two fruit trees from the nursery.  Silly me—I didn’t think to ask assistance to load them into my car.  When I arrived at the car, I stood there looking at my trees, wondering how I would do … Continue reading

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The Tree Trimmers & The Titanic

We had two brothers trimming our trees.  One was telling me he had lived with a girl for a several months, and then they broke up.  “It was wrong and I knew it.  So I confessed to God and now … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse

A special memory from my days doing jail ministry: One evening after Bible study at the jail, an inmate asked if she could talk with me privately. Judy told me her 15-year-old son had experienced repeated sexual abuse by the … 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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Five Minutes on Your Knees

My friend Shirley said she was getting a divorce. “I’ve had enough! He will never change!” I said, “I would hate for you to rush into this. That word divorce is so final. I heard a pastor say that one … Continue reading

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Pray for the Waitress

A couple eating in a restaurant asked their waitress if they might pray for her.  I thought it was a lovely idea, but I never considered doing it myself until this week! A friend and I had gone to lunch … Continue reading

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