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Praying Together, Staying Together

Can praying together hold a marriage together? Perhaps. It seem that most incarcerated teens are from single-parent homes—but not all. One night at the juvenile facility, a 17-year-old was grieving over disappointing his parents by getting into trouble. “They are … Continue reading

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Enemies in County Jail

Here’s a precious memory from my years doing jail ministry: One night I was doing a Bible study with two men in county jail who were enemies.They were in the medical unit,  as one had a broken leg and the … Continue reading

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What IS a Bible, Anyway?

One day on the college campus a student walked by our Bible table and didn’t seem to notice us.  It was as if we were invisible.  He had passed our table when I did something I don’t usually do.  I … Continue reading

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Talking to the Plumber About Jesus

Yesterday we had a plumber in the kitchen. I shot up an arrow prayer asking God to guide our discussion. He was friendly, said he was 35 and single.  He told me about his new home—a trailer in the country … Continue reading

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Pray for the Waitress

A couple eating in a restaurant asked their waitress if they might pray for her.  I thought it was a lovely idea, but I never considered doing it myself until this week! A friend and I had gone to lunch … 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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BLM Returns!

I received a call Friday evening alerting me that Black Lives Matter was coming to our town again!  They were planning a protest the next day–Saturday,  at 12 noon in front of our county government center. I suggested we do … Continue reading

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WHY Pray for the Courts? – Part 2

Daphne was standing in the hall of the local courthouse holding her Bible.  She was wearing her  Pray for the Courts  badge when a man came up.   “Are you here to pray that God will rain down fire from heaven … Continue reading

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Group Home – Teaching at the Beach

There was a great deal of activity around our Beach Bible table yesterday. But the highlight was the precious group of teenage girls from a group home. One girl said she rarely sees her parents. When they’re together she feels … Continue reading

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Satan, Author of Every Curse

Recently, as an online missionary for Global Media Outreach, I received the following letter from a contact in India: Dear K,  Someone put on me a spell of black magic to harm my life. I have been facing health problems … Continue reading

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