Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

How Do You Know the Bible’s True?

A special memory from my years doing jail ministry: I was leading a Bible study with incarcerated teens. There was a new kid in my group—he’d just turned 14.  The others were 17.  Three years is a big difference with … Continue reading

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I Know Him

My first Bible study many years ago, was in the book of John.  It so affected me, that in a matter of weeks I had surrendered my life to Jesus Christ. I still remember being all alone at my kitchen … Continue reading

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“I’m Gay”

A 17-year-old told his parents, “I don’t believe in God anymore.  I no longer want to be a Christian.” His father listened and then said,  “Tell me what else is going on in your life.” “I’m gay.” That was it.  … 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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Teen’s Baptism Experience

As an online missionary with GMO (Global Media Outreach), most of my contacts are from overseas—but not all. “Grace” is a delightful 15-year-old from New Jersey, who has been growing in her faith. Recently she expressed a desire to be … Continue reading

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This Man’s Schizophrenia Gone!

I met Tom while he was in the medical unit at the county jail. He had attempted suicide several times, was on medication for schizophrenia and heard voices telling him to kill himself. We met weekly, speaking through the small … 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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What IS a Christian Anyway?

A special memory from my years doing jail ministry: A female inmate asked me the question, “What IS a Christian, anyway?” I decided to let the other women in the group offer an answer to her question. One said, “A … 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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Jesus Transforms Psychiatric Inmate

Remember Rosemary from the medical unit at the jail?  Her psychiatric symptoms diminished shortly after she surrendered her life to Jesus.  She was then transferred to a regular unit. During her first few weeks in jail she was concerned her … Continue reading

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