Tag Archives: sin

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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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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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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No Touch Policy

I’ve discovered that different jails have different rules for Bible study facilitators. Our jail has a “no touch” policy. That means absolutely no hugs or handshakes. One day while clothes shopping I saw a former inmate who had been in … Continue reading

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Sin—Not Allowed in Heaven

One night at the juvenile hall, I was talking to the boys about sin:  “We are all sinners. The one thing not allowed in heaven is sin. So everywhere we go, everyone we see up and down the street, EVERYONE … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Form Letters

It is not easy to ask forgiveness. Yet as followers of Jesus, God expects us to take care of personal business before we take care of the spiritual.   “Therefore if you are offering your gift at the altar and there … Continue reading

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Studying The Bible Changes These Kids

It was 8:30 PM and I had just said goodnight to the guys in my Bible study at juvenile hall. I was closing the door to the unit when I glanced at the window of the steel door across the hall. … Continue reading

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I’ll Go to Heaven ‘Cuz I Said “The Prayer”

One evening while facilitating a Bible study at the jail I asked, “If you were to die today do you know where you’d go?” I was surprised at the answers. One woman said she’d go to heaven because she got saved … Continue reading

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Nobody Wants Bible Study Tonight?

One evening I walked into the day room at the juvenile hall and discovered that none of the guys had requested Bible study that night. Not even one! So I walked among the minors and asked them myself.  It was … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Ants

Thomas was 15-years-old and incarcerated for the fourth time.  This was his first time in my Bible study and he asked deep and thoughtful questions. When I finished the lesson he said he wanted to turn his life around and … Continue reading

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