Tag Archives: SONG: John 3:16-18

Construction Workers Need Jesus Too!

Nearly two years ago there was a wildfire in our community.  Hundreds of homes were destroyed, including the house across the street from us. Finally, after all this time, construction has begun on the new home. There are lots of … Continue reading

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Colorado When I Die

We met a fisherman who was fishing off the pier.  We talked to him about fish – and then about God.  I asked him the question, “If you were to die today, where do you think you’d go?”  He said, … Continue reading

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Bobby, Have You Been Born Again?

When I arrived at the juvenile facility, Bobby was the first to sit at my table.  He said, “I don’t know why, but when I see you come through the door, I stop whatever I’m doing and follow you.   … 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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What if YOU Were God?

She was angry when she stopped at our Bible table at the beach.  She looked about 20 and was yelling as she approached:  “This is wrong!  You should not be permitted to be here!   It’s wrong when one group … Continue reading

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Perfect Christmas? NOT!

I wonder how many people actually experience a perfect Christmas. I suppose it’s possible, but I believe it’s rare. Yet Christmas can be perfectly happy without being perfect—if we are willing to be flexible and allow traditions to bend.  People … 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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Hang Around Afterward

When our young friend Susan married and moved away, she asked me an interesting question.  “We won’t know anyone in our new community. What’s the best way to meet people?” “Hmm.  First you’ll want to meet your new neighbors. You … Continue reading

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Spirit House

We were privileged to travel to Cambodia and actually visit some private homes. I noticed the homes in the villages each had a small spirit house outside, usually perched on a pedestal, facing the front of the home. Some of … 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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