Category Archives: PEOPLE

Summer Servants for Teens

Years ago our church had a Summer Servant program.  The purpose was to train youth for Christian leadership.  Each prospective student for the program was given forty Bible verses, which had to be recited from memory before they could participate. … Continue reading

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Is Abortion Bad?

I was 12 when I first learned about abortion.  I asked my mother, “Is abortion bad?” “Yes, it’s bad!  Abortion is the killing of an unborn baby!  It’s a terrible thing!” That was it for me!  If my mother said … Continue reading

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Should Christians Drink?

I still remember my first date in college.  We doubled with Gloria, a friend from high school, and her date.  I always admired Gloria for her good judgment.  I didn’t know then that this was because she was a follower … Continue reading

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Pol Pot’s Dictatorship – a history lesson

It was 1975.  Little “Bona” was the youngest of five sons.  One night the Communist forces of the Khmer Rouge came to his village in Cambodia and took his father away, never to be heard from again.  Pol Pot’s vicious … Continue reading

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May I See the Custodian?

Did you know?  When a good church teaches from the Bible, it’s not just the pastor who has a strong faith in God.  The other workers, even the custodians are committed to Jesus Christ as well. One late afternoon a … Continue reading

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Muslim Goes to Mecca

While traveling in Southeast Asia  (before Covid) I was seated on the plane next to Miriam, a woman dressed in full Muslim apparel. Only her face and hands were exposed. She told me she was on her way to Mecca in … Continue reading

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After School Bible Stories

She is 85.  Every week this dear woman and her husband place their two folding chairs under a tree in the large grassy area of their apartment complex.  Little children are invited to sit on a blanket to hear Trudy and Clarence tell a Bible story. … Continue reading

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Earthquake with a Three-Year-Old

Marni’s three-year-old was coloring nearby when the earthquake began.  He looked over at his mom questioningly, “What’s that?” “It’s an earthquake, Matthew.  Come sit on Mommy’s lap.  We’re going to sit under the archway and thank Jesus for the earthquake.” … Continue reading

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Grocery Bagger: Need Help Out?

I was going through the checkout line when the young man bagging my groceries asked if I wanted help out. I didn’t need help, but I looked at him and wondered if he knew the Lord.  So I said, “Thank … Continue reading

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How Far Can We Go and Not Sin?

John from Kentucky sent an email via Global Media Outreach… www.globalmediaoutreach.com His question:  “My girlfriend and I are Christians and we want to wait until marriage for sex.  How far can we go and not sin?  We are both 16.” … Continue reading

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