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How Far Can We Go and Not Sin?

John from Kentucky sent an email via Global Media Outreach… www.globalmediaoutreach.com His question:  “My girlfriend and I are Christians and we want to wait until marriage for sex.  How far can we go and not sin?  We are both 16.” … Continue reading

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The Christmas Letter

I had been married four years when I attended my first Bible study and then gave my life to Jesus Christ. He entered my life and changed it completely.  I became a new person!  I still remember that first week … Continue reading

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A Precious Friend is Gone

Anne-Marie was diagnosed with a terminal illness only months ago!  She was one of my most precious friends.  Now she’s gone. We met years ago in the waiting room of an infertility specialist, as neither of us had been able … Continue reading

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Enemies in County Jail

Here’s a precious memory from my years doing jail ministry: One night I was doing a Bible study with two men in county jail who were enemies.They were in the medical unit,  as one had a broken leg and the … Continue reading

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I Know Him

My first Bible study many years ago, was in the book of John.  It so affected me, that in a matter of weeks I had surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. I still remember being all alone at my kitchen … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe in Hell OR Satan

A memory from my years ministering to teenagers: Jake was a 16-year-old in my Bible study at the juvenile hall. He said for weeks that he didn’t believe in hell or Satan, but he was with us on everything else. … Continue reading

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Former Muslim Wants to Talk

We were visiting with several Muslim friends when Miriam,  a medical doctor, came up. She took me by the arm and whispered in my ear, “Can we talk?” We walked to another room and sat down.  She began, “You may … 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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Sleep Paralysis

I was doing Bible study with a prisoner who told me she often has sleep paralysis. When this occurs she feels she’s awake.  Her hearing is keen,  yet she cannot move any part of her body. She cannot even open … 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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