Category Archives: TRAVELING

Opportunities abound in sharing faith while traveling

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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Elohim is Plural?

I was having a discussion with an older Jewish gentleman who was studying the Torah. He said, “I know you’re a student of the Bible.  But did you know the word for God in the Bible is Elohim—and that word … Continue reading

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Astrology in Myanmar

We learned a great deal from our Buddhist guides while traveling in Myanmar (formerly Burma).  For example, the people there don’t have surnames.  Their last name is the day of the week on which they were born.  They divide Wednesday … Continue reading

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Superstition, Luck and Buddhism

Although it’s been a while,  what we learned about Buddhism on our trip to Myanmar, formerly Burma, needs to be shared. We learned that Buddhists don’t believe in a personal God!  Some Buddhist sects may pray to Buddha, but most … Continue reading

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Nirvana? Reincarnation?

Our guide in Myanmar explained that Myanmar  (formerly Burma) is the most religious Buddhist country in the world.  This is in terms of the proportion of monks in the population and the proportion of income spent on religion. A Buddhist’s … Continue reading

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Buddhism & Karma

Four years ago we traveled to Myanmar, formerly Burma. What an education that was–I had no idea we’d be submerged in Buddhism!  Our Buddhist guide explained that Karma was basic to his faith.  “Karma is the belief that your current … Continue reading

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Hurricanes Laura, Sally & Beta

My friend Bill is part of a group of older Christian men who go into areas after disasters and help folks.  The hurricane season began in August with Laura and has kept them busy nonstop. They might remove mud from … Continue reading

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How to Start a Spiritual Conversation

Larry went to a fast-food restaurant to answer some questions for a new believer he’d recently met.  The guy didn’t show. Larry had brought a helpful book to give him. He was getting ready to leave when he felt God … Continue reading

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It’s BAD!

I was standing near the jewelry counter when a young man called out to his friend,  “Hey! Come and look at this watch!  It’s BAD!” His friend hurried to look. He agreed it was a “bad” watch! I was curious. … Continue reading

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Talking About Jesus – On a Plane

I was sitting next to a man on a plane—said his name was Bill.  It was a short, one-hour flight. I was a new Christian and wanted to share the Lord with him. But what would I say? Whatever I … Continue reading

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