Tag Archives: Jesus

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’m Bad – God Doesn’t Want Me

A precious memory from my years doing youth-prison ministry: I am still rejoicing over 17-year-old Rosemary, a precious new friend.  She was incarcerated for six weeks and refused to come to Bible study during that time. Why?  She said she … 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 Third Commandment

The Third Commandment tells us not to take the Lord’s name in vain. People can dishonor God by their actions—doing something in the name of God with wrong motives.  But I believe this commandment is speaking specifically to the way … 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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The Prince

Do you know about Bright Lights?  A 12-year-old girl attended a Bright Lights Radiant Purity Conference for preteen and teenage girls.  She retold the following story upon her return: “Once upon a time there was a princess who lived in … Continue reading

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Please Pray! They Want to Kill Me!

One morning on the college campus a female student came to our table asking for prayer. She was afraid for her life.  She said some girls hated her and had threatened to kill her! We immediately gathered around her and … Continue reading

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God’s Word Speaks to Teens

A treasured memory from the past: I started something new with the incarcerated teens. In addition to our regular lesson, I brought an envelope filled with small pieces of paper with Bible verses on one side.  The verses were either … 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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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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