Tag Archives: SONG: John 3:16-18

Jesus Save Me!

I  was asked to visit a very ill 95-year-old woman.  She was hard of hearing and I knew her time was short. I asked her if she knew Jesus and she yelled her reply, “No! But I’d like to!” I … Continue reading

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Fishing Pier Adventure

We live in a beach community that has a long fishing pier. We enjoy walking out on the pier and watching the excitement of a fisherman bringing in his catch. Naturally, I always bring along a few Jesus booklets or … Continue reading

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Please – No Bible Study, Just Prayer!

A precious memory from my years doing jail ministry: A group of incarcerated teenage boys followed me into the classroom.  None wanted to come for Bible study.  Instead, they were only coming so I could pray for them. Each shared … Continue reading

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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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