Category Archives: RAISING KIDS

Teaching prayer, Scripture, modeling lifestyle

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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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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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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What IS a Bible, Anyway?

One day on the college campus a student walked by our Bible table and didn’t seem to notice us.  It was as if we were invisible.  He had passed our table when I did something I don’t usually do.  I … Continue reading

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“I’m Suicidal!”

A friend and I were walking on the fishing pier seeking to share the Lord with fishermen, or anyone who might appreciate prayer or learning more about Jesus. One group of young fishermen were open to our “good news tracts” … Continue reading

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Conversation With a Muslim

We were attending a large birthday gathering of Muslim friends.  Knowing my Christian beliefs, Ahmad said he wanted to talk with me. This fine gentleman holds a Ph.D. and teaches at a major university.  He came and sat next to … Continue reading

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Teenage Girls Incarcerated

Nine incarcerated teenage girls walked into Bible study cursing and acting obnoxious. I raised my voice,  “If you don’t want to be here, you may leave NOW!  Who wants to be excused?”  They quieted down. I avoided eye contact with … Continue reading

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Why is Good Friday Good?

It was Easter week and I was fishing off the pier with our eight-year-old grandson. We untangled the lines, baited the hooks, then sat on the bench to wait for a catch.  I’m thinking to myself,  “This is going to … Continue reading

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Donate His Organs?

What a blessing to hear a family member share her testimony before an audience of Bible students.  After many years, Lauri’s story remains a vivid memory in our family’s history. During a large holiday gathering, her 3-year old son Jack was … Continue reading

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