Category Archives: RAISING KIDS

Teaching prayer, Scripture, modeling lifestyle

Mom, I Don’t Wanna Go to Church!

The kids and I always went to church weekly. One Sunday when Mark was 10,  he said he wanted to stay home and watch TV with Dad. I quietly said, “Go get dressed.” “But Mom, I don’t wanna go!  I … 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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Don’t Divorce!

I’ve known my young friend “Jacqui” since before her marriage.  She has a loving husband who is a devoted father to their children.  Jacqui is also very beautiful.  She recently received a substantial inheritance, but she’s unhappy.  She claims she … 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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Fifteen-Year-Old Needs a Big Sister

She wore no makeup, yet this 19-year-old college student from the big city was a striking beauty.  Elaina was a tourist who stopped by our Bible table at the beach and liked what we were doing. We talked at length and … Continue reading

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Where Did Evil Come From?

A friend challenged me: “Where did evil come from?”                                                               … 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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Nightmares in Fourth Grade

When Matt was in public school fourth grade, he began having nightmares. He said his bad dreams were about the scary stories he had to read in school!  They were not in a textbook, but were handouts that he brought … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts & Kids

My husband and I are from large nuclear families. Consequently, when our children were small they would receive an abundance of gifts.  We wanted to prevent them from being overwhelmed on Christmas morning.  So a couple weeks before Christmas, we’d … Continue reading

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Creating Christmas Traditions

Let’s create good and healthy memories!  An excellent family devotion during the Christmas season is to pray for the senders of the Christmas cards we receive each day. Years ago a Bible study leader recommended we read the Christmas story … Continue reading

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