Tag Archives: Bible study

No Touch Policy

I’ve discovered that different jails have different rules for Bible study facilitators. Our jail has a “no touch” policy. That means absolutely no hugs or handshakes. One day while clothes shopping I saw a former inmate who had been in … Continue reading

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First Kiss on Wedding Day?

I sometimes ask the incarcerated minors in my Bible study, “Is it easy to allow Jesus Christ to be Number One in your life?  Is it easy to make Him your Lord?” They’ll typically answer, “Yeah, it’s easy.” Then I … Continue reading

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Incarcerated Teen Surrenders to Jesus

The following is a story from my time as a Bible study facilitator for our county juvenile facility: An incarcerated teen was eager to surrender his life to Jesus.  Once he did, he began to change. He shared that he … Continue reading

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Getting Up at 5 AM—for the Lord

Had an extraordinary two days! I was invited to speak in another city at three separate church fellowships—in two days. The first was a Presbyterian Church Women’s Luncheon with even some men in attendance.  Lovely people.  Went well. That evening … Continue reading

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Studying The Bible Changes These Kids

It was 8:30 PM and I had just said goodnight to the guys in my Bible study at juvenile hall. I was closing the door to the unit when I glanced at the window of the steel door across the hall. … Continue reading

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Hang Around Afterward

When our young friend Susan married and moved away, she asked me an interesting question.  “We won’t know anyone in our new community. What’s the best way to meet people?” “Hmm.  First you’ll want to meet your new neighbors. You … Continue reading

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Wildfire

When the wildfire struck our community nine months ago, we were forced to evacuate our home, along with thousands of others.  Although the house across the street burned down, as did several in our neighborhood, we were grateful to learn … Continue reading

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Singing in the Caribbean

On another island in the Caribbean I became acquainted with a clerk at the reception desk of a hotel. It being Sunday, I asked him about the churches on his island—I believe we were on Granada that day. He said … Continue reading

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I’ll Go to Heaven ‘Cuz I Said “The Prayer”

One evening while facilitating a Bible study at the jail I asked, “If you were to die today do you know where you’d go?” I was surprised at the answers. One woman said she’d go to heaven because she got saved … Continue reading

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Cursing Girls Respond to God

Five incarcerated teenage girls walked into Bible study cursing and acting disrespectful. I smiled, picked up my guitar and began playing.  They picked up the song sheets and slowly began singing along—songs of praise and worship. A few minutes later I … Continue reading

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