Tag Archives: Christ

Sunday Morning & Another Cruise Ship

It was a Princess Cruise.  As I’d done in the past, I approached the cruise director asking permission to lead an interdenominational Bible study. He was enthusiastic! He said I could do it Sunday morning and he would give me … Continue reading

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The Third Commandment

The Third Commandment tells us not to take the Lord’s name in vain. People can dishonor God by their actions—doing something in the name of God with wrong motives.  But I believe this commandment is speaking specifically to the way … Continue reading

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Incarcerated Again?

Another precious memory: The boys at the juvenile hall were painting decorations for an art competition. I was disappointed to see  Juan back again.  When he saw me he said he couldn’t stop painting or he’d fall behind.  A few seconds … Continue reading

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The Sign of the Cross and the Holy Spirit

A memory from ministering to incarcerated teens: Many incarcerated minors call themselves Catholic, even though they may be unchurched. They are proud to show their tattoos of rosary beads, the Virgin Mary or the crucifix. They are quick to make … Continue reading

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Big Brian—The Gentle Giant

Brian was big—yet I knew he was gentle. At 17, he began sharing his new faith with the other incarcerated teens. Sometimes because of his size, the younger ones felt compelled to agree with him. One night he was waiting … Continue reading

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Teen Can’t Read

I first met Monica when she was 16 and incarcerated for the eighth time. She told me she had multiple problems for which she took an abundance of medication. She said she had ADD—Attention Deficit Disorder.  She claimed she could … 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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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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Living Water for a Surfer

A surfer stopped by our table at the beach and I offered him a free Bible. He said, “I can’t believe this!  Two weeks ago I was in a car accident and I should have died.  Instead, I walked away!  … Continue reading

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The Hug

While traveling we learned that a famous author was in our tour group. We had the privilege of meeting him and later having dinner with James and his wife. They were delightful. When we returned home I received an email … Continue reading

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