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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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OCD – My Child?

Our friend’s five-year-old daughter began exhibiting signs of obsessive compulsive behavior–OCD.  The mother consulted her Christian pediatrician who told her to put a stop to it—now! The problem? The little girl would hop on her left foot instead of walking … Continue reading

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Big Brian—The Gentle Giant

Brian was big—yet I knew he was gentle. At 17, he began sharing his new faith with the other incarcerated teens. Sometimes because of his size, the younger ones felt compelled to agree with him. One night he was waiting … Continue reading

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Singing in the Caribbean

On another island in the Caribbean I became acquainted with a clerk at the reception desk of a hotel. It being Sunday, I asked him about the churches on his island—I believe we were on Granada that day. He said … Continue reading

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Living Water for a Surfer

A surfer stopped by our table at the beach and I offered him a free Bible. He said, “I can’t believe this!  Two weeks ago I was in a car accident and I should have died.  Instead, I walked away!  … Continue reading

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Seeing Clearly Through the Smog

It was on a smoggy day that I received an unexpected letter from someone I loved.  I wasn’t prepared for its disturbing contents which hurt deeply. It was a letter of anger and bottled-up emotions, being vented in one huge … Continue reading

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Man on the Street in Greece

I chatted with a man while waiting for my husband to get our rental car in Greece. Nikos told me about his wife and kids, his vineyard, and his olive trees. I told him I was curious about the beautiful Greek … Continue reading

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Spiritual Battle with an Occult Priest

One day on the college campus one of the occult club leaders came to our Bible table. He was dressed in a long black robe and introduced himself as a priest with a specific occult group. He walked directly up … Continue reading

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Muslim Goes to Mecca

While traveling in Southeast Asia I was seated on the plane next to Miriam, a woman dressed in full Muslim apparel. Only her face and hands were exposed. She told me she was on her way to Mecca in Saudi Arabia! … Continue reading

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Prisoners in Lockdown

One evening at the jail I discovered the prisoners in the women’s unit were in lockdown because of disorderly conduct. Those wanting a Bible study would not be permitted out of their cells. So I asked the guard if I … Continue reading

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