Tag Archives: Faith

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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Aaron is Dying? Lord, He Doesn’t Know You!

Aaron is dying?  Our dear friend and neighbor suddenly discovered he had terminal cancer. We were heartbroken. Aaron was not religious, but neither were we.  Yes, I had recently come to know Jesus as my Lord.  Yes, I wanted to … Continue reading

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Teen Atheist

Most incarcerated minors who choose to attend Bible study are searching for God. They recognize they need help and want to turn their lives around.  But not all. Jose came to Bible study and boldly stated,  “My religion is Atheism. I … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Talking to Someone! We Need to Pray!

The best part about traveling is meeting the people.  We were blessed with a cruise to the Caribbean. Whenever we went ashore I brought my tracts with me. I began engaging people in the shops and on the streets by … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Ants

Thomas was 15-years-old and incarcerated for the fourth time.  This was his first time in my Bible study and he asked deep and thoughtful questions. When I finished the lesson he said he wanted to turn his life around and … Continue reading

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I’m Disabled—Why Am I Still Alive?

As an online missionary for Global Media Outreach, most of my contacts are from overseas, but not all.  A Christian man wrote from the Midwest.  He said he was disabled and on disability.  He wondered why he was still alive, … Continue reading

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Pastor: “You Changed My Life”

I was invited to speak at three different church fellowships in another city.    A year later I was invited back. A pastor from yet another church approached me.  I was astounded by his words: “I want to thank you.  Last … Continue reading

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Fishing On the Pier

What interesting people one meets while fishing on the pier with five grandchildren! We first met a homeless guy who sold us his mussels for bait.  I did not realize what a HUGE undertaking it would be to attempt to … Continue reading

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College Student with an Attitude

While on the college campus with our Bible table,  a student stopped to look over our books. I asked her if she’d like a free Bible and she gruffly replied, “NO!” Uh Oh!  The girl has an attitude!  I stepped … Continue reading

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Suicide Watch

I still remember as a volunteer, the first time I was assigned to Suicide Watch at the county jail.  SW is where inmates are held the first 72 hours after their arrest. Many are hung-over from drugs/alcohol and are often … Continue reading

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