Tag Archives: SONG: ONLY ONE LIFE

Prisoners in Lockdown

A story from my years doing jail ministry: 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 … Continue reading

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A Precious Friend is Gone

Anne-Marie was diagnosed with a terminal illness only months ago!  She was one of my most precious friends.  Now she’s gone. We met years ago in the waiting room of an infertility specialist, as neither of us had been able … Continue reading

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Fishing for Men

Our 11 year-old granddaughter said she was writing a story about my pier ministry.  She wanted to know the first three things I say to someone fishing on the pier. My answer:  “It’s important that we show an interest in … Continue reading

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Serving God in the Jungle

Medical doctors Matt and Sarah began serving God as medical missionaries when their daughter was three and their son was just a year old. They worked in a remote jungle hospital, caring for patients.  In addition, they taught future health … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Life

Precious Sue lived an extraordinary life for 89 years.  She had been the mother of one of my favorite friends from high school. When I was a teenager Sue talked to me about Jesus.  Unfortunately, her words fell on deaf … Continue reading

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What? This is a Yoga Class?

I arrived early for my Pilates class and was surprised to discover that for some reason I was actually late!  Moreover, there seemed to be a male substitute teaching the class! I quickly unrolled my mat and began doing stretches … Continue reading

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Why is Good Friday Good?

It was Easter week and I was fishing off the pier with our eight-year-old grandson. We untangled the lines, baited the hooks, then sat on the bench to wait for a catch.  I’m thinking to myself,  “This is going to … Continue reading

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Phone Call – Glad I Didn’t Hang Up!

When our children were small there was no such thing as Caller ID.  The phone rang and we had no idea who was on the other end. “Hello? Is this Barbara?” came a strange, masculine voice. “Sorry.  You must have … Continue reading

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Nirvana? Reincarnation?

Our guide in Myanmar explained that Myanmar  (formerly Burma) is the most religious Buddhist country in the world.  This is in terms of the proportion of monks in the population and the proportion of income spent on religion. A Buddhist’s … Continue reading

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Talking About Jesus – On a Plane

I was sitting next to a man on a plane—said his name was Bill.  It was a short, one-hour flight. I was a new Christian and wanted to share the Lord with him. But what would I say? Whatever I … Continue reading

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