Tag Archives: Jesus

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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Muslim: Pray for Us!

It was a beautiful, sunny day at the beach. Walkers, surfers and tourists crowded the promenade and kept us busy most of the afternoon.  A group of women dressed in Muslim clothing stopped for prayer. “We saw your sign that … Continue reading

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I Was So Worried

A precious memory from my years doing ministry with teens: I was leading a Bible study in Oakwood 4 – a wing at the juvenile hall. There I met 17-year-old Mario who wanted to turn his life around and follow … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Life

Precious Sue lived an extraordinary life for 89 years.  She had been the mother of one of my favorite friends from high school. When I was a teenager Sue talked to me about Jesus.  Unfortunately, her words fell on deaf … Continue reading

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Teenage Girls Incarcerated

Nine incarcerated teenage girls walked into Bible study cursing and acting obnoxious. I raised my voice,  “If you don’t want to be here, you may leave NOW!  Who wants to be excused?”  They quieted down. I avoided eye contact with … Continue reading

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“How Can I Get God in My Life?”

One Sunday afternoon at the beach a man came to our Bible table and asked, “How can I get God in my life?” I gave him the simple message of the Gospel:  “Jesus came to live a sinless life so … 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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Astrology in Myanmar

We learned a great deal from our Buddhist guides while traveling in Myanmar (formerly Burma).  For example, the people there don’t have surnames.  Their last name is the day of the week on which they were born.  They divide Wednesday … Continue reading

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Infected Computer?

A man with a thick accent called to say he was a computer support technician from Microsoft and my computer was badly infected. I said, “I’ve heard from you guys before and I don’t believe you.  My computer is fine.  … 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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