Our Stories

Luke records for us in Acts chapter 17, that on the apostle Paul’s second missionary trip, they traveled to the city of Berea. After arriving, this is what Luke had to say about the Bereans: “Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the...
I was preparing a Bible study lesson for my visits at the jail, and never wanting to leave a blank space on the page, I looked for a poem or quote that I could add. The lesson was about walking into an unknown future, knowing all along that God is holding us close, regardless of what the future holds. As I surfed the internet in search of...
In a Bible study about prayer last week, someone told me, “There are a lot of times I think I can’t ask God for help because I know I’m doing something I shouldn’t, and I figure he won’t listen to me until I stop the sin.” I was glad he raised that issue, because we needed to tackle the question: Is there a...
For the better part of two decades, Doug has been longing to be free — free from the “demons” and guilt that he has been carrying around with him since his last tour of duty. Whether Doug is suffering from clinical PTSD or not, I cannot say. What I can tell you however, is that his attempts to find peace in a bottle proved...
“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...