Category Archives: RAISING KIDS

Teaching prayer, Scripture, modeling lifestyle

My Second-Best Decision

The best decision of my life was when I chose to surrender my life to Jesus Christ.  My second-best decision was five years later.  It was the decision to commit to spending five minutes a day reading the Bible and … Continue reading

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BLM Comes to Our Town

We learned from a police officer friend that Black Lives Matter was coming to our town!  They would be protesting the next morning at 11 AM in a park across the street from our California Mission. We’ve seen what happens … Continue reading

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Incarcerated 14-year-old & God

A special memory from my years doing ministry with the incarcerated: I met Marten at the juvenile facility.  He’s 14 and incarcerated for the first time. He came to our Bible study because he said he’d  “met God” a few … Continue reading

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Please – No Bible Study, Just Prayer!

A precious memory from my years doing jail ministry: A group of incarcerated teenage boys followed me into the classroom.  None wanted to come for Bible study.  Instead, they were only coming so I could pray for them. Each shared … 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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Dial-A-Story for Kids

Our kids enjoyed talking on the phone when they were small.  Years ago children could Dial-A-Story and listen to a recorded Bible story provided by Child Evangelism Fellowship. The story changed weekly. I used to have Dial-A-Story and its phone number … Continue reading

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Sunday Morning Church via Laptop?

It was Sunday morning and we were vacationing with our son’s family.  He had done an online search for a good Bible-centered church and found one 45-minutes away. But wait.  Did we want to drive 45 minutes? We soon discovered … Continue reading

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Teen Deported to Mexico – to Become Missionary?

*Another precious memory from my years in prison ministry. Thomas is 17-years-old and incarcerated. Because of his criminal background he’s to be deported to Mexico.  He came to the U.S. when he was six months old—this is his home. His … Continue reading

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It’s All Good! – Is It?

The popular phrase “It’s all good” is often used in the most inappropriate ways. A woman I know became bored in her marriage.  She found a boyfriend and moved in with him, leaving her teenagers with her husband.  Today she … Continue reading

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Wrong Email

It was about a year ago that I emailed a young man who was asking for dating and courtship advice. It seems his email address is similar to another young man with the same name!   Unfortunately, the email went to … Continue reading

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