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“How Can I Get God in My Life?”

One Sunday afternoon at the beach a man came to our Bible table and asked, “How can I get God in my life?” I gave him the simple message of the Gospel:  “Jesus came to live a sinless life so … Continue reading

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The Fourth Commandment

The Fourth Commandment instructs us to keep the Lord’s Day holy.  Notice it does not say to merely keep one hour holy.  Rather, the DAY is to be kept holy. Our daughter and I were reading Martha Finley’s Elsie Dinsmore … Continue reading

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You Came to Me in Jail

One day while shopping in a popular chain store I noticed a sales clerk looking at me and smiling.  Later, I moved a few aisles over and there she was again—looking my way and smiling. Finally she came up and … 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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Ask Forgiveness

Years ago I offended my friend Elizabeth.  In truth,  I betrayed her confidence.  She was so hurt by my action that our friendship ended. I pushed the guilt to the back of my mind.  It would not be a problem avoiding … 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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Living at the River Bottom

One Sunday afternoon a homeless woman stopped at our Bible table at the beach.  Said her name was Bonnie and she lived at the river bottom. The river bottom is a popular dwelling place for the homeless in our community. It’s in a jungle … Continue reading

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Blessed be Your Name

I walked into the day room at the juvenile facility for incarcerated youth. The deputy saw me and made the announcement for Bible study.  A group of guys headed for the classroom, leaving a new guy, Brett, sitting alone on the sofa. … Continue reading

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He Loved God & America

It was World War II and 6-year-old Dietrich was playing with his brother when he saw the soldiers marching up the road. Their uniforms were a different color than the German uniforms.  He ran indoors to tell his mother. “It’s … Continue reading

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Life Savings Are Gone

As an online missionary for Global Media Outreach ( www.godlife.com )  I received an email from Gordon in an African country.  He’s a solid Christian, but his life savings and property are gone, confiscated by lawyers through the courts. His question: “What could … Continue reading

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