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“Chaplain when I first came to jail, I was so ashamed of myself, I did not know what to do. But since you have talked to me about the love of Jesus, the shame in myself has been lifted. I now live as a forgiven sinner and dearly loved soul before God.” (Gary)   Gary was in my jail class for a year. He was in jail for drug...
I know it shouldn't surprise me, and yet I regularly find myself feeling amazed at the way God always knows exactly what he’s doing, all the time. For example, whenever we study the story of the Lost Son (Prodigal Son), the ladies in my Bible class relate to the characters in different ways, depending on their past or present experiences...
“How beautiful your sandaled feet!” (Song of Songs 7:1). “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” (Romans 10:15). “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” (Psalm 119:105).   Lenny was a young man in his last hours on earth, and his mother sat weeping at his bedside....
Luke 10:39 tells us that Martha’s sister, Mary, “sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.” And although the Word of God does not tell us specifically, Mary may have listened silently to her Savior’s words.   There are some men and women who do that at the Bible studies which I am privileged to lead...
"Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For… I was in prison and you came to visit me’” (Mt. 25:34-6).   Jesus’ words underscore a simple truth, that having been touched...
Jesus said, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.” Matthew 9:12.   The evening text conversation had started out simple enough. I had been planning to meet with Jay, and we were trying to set up a time when we could get together and talk. What I would discover later that night, was that Jay had relapsed. I...