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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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I Can’t Forgive My Parents!

I was visiting with a sick, elderly friend. I never knew her to be a follower of Jesus,  yet she expected to go to heaven someday.  She told me the two people she did not look forward to seeing in … Continue reading

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A Man is Following Us!

Years ago I was walking in the mall with my friend Jenny, when she alerted me that a man was following us. We kept walking and after a while she said, “He’s still behind us. Let’s duck into the next … Continue reading

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Inmate – Look of Fresh Innocence

A remarkable story from my years doing jail ministry: There was a precious 22-year-old in my Bible study at the county jail. Kimberly was unusually attractive, with the look of fresh innocence. She rarely smiled, but I was drawn to … Continue reading

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Beach Ministry With Music

There were six of us at the beach table, and a productive time it was! Renee brought her accordion and I had my guitar and together we praised the Lord in music. A clean-cut young father asked for prayer. He … Continue reading

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First Time In Jail

I still remember my first time inside the jail. We were not permitted to bring a handbag, car keys or mobile phone. We were wanded and then led behind the locked steel doors—then more locked steel doors, and more locked … 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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Man Down! Lock Down!

There were eight incarcerated minors attending my Bible study, when the nurse arrived to distribute medication. Two of my guys excused themselves to take pills and quickly returned. Big Brian was seated next to me. Ten minutes after taking his … Continue reading

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Bobby, Have You Been Born Again?

When I arrived at the juvenile facility, Bobby was the first to sit at my table.  He said, “I don’t know why, but when I see you come through the door, I stop whatever I’m doing and follow you.   … Continue reading

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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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