Category Archives: RAISING KIDS

Teaching prayer, Scripture, modeling lifestyle

Pilgrims Came as Missionaries!

It has been widely taught that the Pilgrims came to America in 1620 to escape persecution.  Yet The Mayflower Compact of 1620 states that the Pilgrims’ voyage to the New World was “undertaken for the glory of God and for … Continue reading

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Formula for Fixing Marriage?

As an online missionary with Global Media Outreach, I received a letter from a woman overseas.  She’d been married ten years, they have four children, but their marriage is falling apart.  They no longer speak unless it’s an argument about … Continue reading

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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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