Tag Archives: Jesus

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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Dial-A-Story for Kids

Our kids enjoyed talking on the phone when they were small.  Years ago children could Dial-A-Story and listen to a recorded Bible story provided by Child Evangelism Fellowship. The story changed weekly. I used to have Dial-A-Story and its phone number … 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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A Friend Died Today

What a shock to receive an early morning text from her daughter: “My mom passed away at 5:30 AM today.  Thank you for being her friend.” Sue was a dear friend.  We exercised together and sometimes walked on the beach … Continue reading

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The Shaman

It was a short flight and I found myself seated next to a lovely woman traveling to a Shamanic Retreat where she would teach a workshop on shamanism. I silently prayed,  “Oh Lord, I believe You arranged for me to … 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’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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