Tag Archives: God

Phone Call – Glad I Didn’t Hang Up!

When our children were small there was no such thing as Caller ID.  The phone rang and we had no idea who was on the other end. “Hello? Is this Barbara?” came a strange, masculine voice. “Sorry.  You must have … Continue reading

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No Broken Bones!

There were plenty of surfers and walkers along the beach promenade, but then a strong wind picked up.  We tried putting weights on our literature, but the wind became too strong!  We decided to pack up our Bibles and books … Continue reading

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Jesus Save Me!

I  was asked to visit a very ill 95-year-old woman.  She was hard of hearing and I knew her time was short. I asked her if she knew Jesus and she yelled her reply, “No! But I’d like to!” I … Continue reading

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Teen: I’m Ready This Time!

Another memory from my years doing prison ministry: I had some precious teenagers that night at the juvenile hall.  One 17-year-old said he remembered me from the last time he was incarcerated: “You asked me then if I wanted Christ … Continue reading

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Hiccups Cured!

A special memory from my years doing jail ministry: One night at the juvenile facility, an incarcerated girl in my Bible study had the hiccups. I excused her to get a drink of water. Then she told me she’d had … Continue reading

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I Cannot Kill My Baby!

It was February 13 and my husband Dan and I were traveling. He dropped me off while he went to park the car. While waiting I noticed a young woman walking toward me.  She looked as if she’d been crying … Continue reading

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The Telephone

The phone rang again.  Another solicitor.  It’s DAILY!   Most are automated recordings, but not all.  This one was live!  Perhaps the Lord wants me to reach out to him.  He asked if I needed a handy man. “No, I’m … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leader

My favorite definition of a leader is this:  One who sees a need and does something about it. My friend Candace is not your typical leader. She is quiet and somewhat timid. But she recognized a need, was sensitive to … Continue reading

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Nothin’ Religious About Thanksgiving!

A few days ago a young homeschooling mother was having her teeth cleaned. The dental hygienist was complaining. “I hate spending another holiday at my sister’s house!  She HAS to make every holiday a religious holiday, even Thanksgiving!  There’s nothin’ religious about Thanksgiving! … Continue reading

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A Tour of Hell

I dreamed I was on a bus tour—a tour into the bowels of hell. The bus entered a cavern and descended a rugged mountain road. The air became warm and humid. As we progressed downward I began to smell sulfur. … Continue reading

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