Category Archive: Personal Stories

Mar 02 2016

Conceived In Rape

Yes, my biological aunt wanted me to be aborted, but my birth mother chose life. God was faithful to my birth mother’s prayers: I was raised in a Christian home

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Oct 04 2015

Second Thoughts

We’ve all seen buildings dedicated to special people—some who were rich and donated money towards the original construction, some who had contributed in other ways, and some who had died. The custom for this last category is to use the word, “memorial,”

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Oct 30 2012

We Are Weird

He fills the hungry soul

…as people with raised eyebrows and furrowed foreheads shake their heads in disbelief, know that you’re weird in a good way.

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Aug 25 2012

Sculpture Speaks of Unity in Christ

Proclaim Release to the Captives

Our friend Chuck Tryon is a missionary, along with his wife Sue, serving with Operation Mobilization.  Although Chuck is a computer whiz who keeps OM’s computer systems up to date and running, he is also a sculptor who uses his art to open the door to share Christ with people. Chuck did this sculpture recently …

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Aug 20 2012

The Battle for This Website

out of order

Nightmarish thoughts of having to copy and paste every article on the site and start from scratch in building three years worth of posts all over again started playing in my mind.

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Jun 23 2012

How Do People End Up in Ministry?


Often people start out by serving in their church, by going on a short term missions project, or by working at a summer job in which they have opportunities to minister to people. Over time, they find that God is transitioning them out of what they used to do and is leading them into ministry as a career.

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Jun 16 2012

A Dad and Son Camping Story

Marilyn Murphree

Finally Austin could stand it no longer. He turned to his dad and said excitedly, “Dad, do it again! Do it again!”

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May 08 2012

Is the Weather Forecast Like Prophecy?

Snow in the spring?

Weather is terribly unpredictable, like rest of life. It reminds me of a fact I’ve heard about the odds of all the predictions of the Old Testament coming true. It’s a ratio of some-stupidly-large-number-with-lots-of-commas-and-zeros to one.

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Apr 21 2012

Devotional Journaling

You can do devotional journaling through using devotional journal books or through simply writing notes as you read Scriptures. Either way, it helps you experience listening to God and applying what He is saying to your life.

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Oct 01 2011

Look What The Lord Has Done!

Within a short period of time of the accident, a hundred or more people were praying for us. The word went out on Facebook, and soon at least three churches were praying, as well as a prayer group in Cyprus where some missionary friends of ours were ministering.

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