Category Archives: Helping others

BALI, 60 years ago: Worth all the trouble to get there

(From All in the Same Boat by Earle and Barbara Reynolds, continued) Our entrance into Bali was one of the most trying and difficult that we had yet experienced [in a year and a half of deep-sea sailing]. The currents … Continue reading

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BALI: Greetings to our new Balinese friends!

Greetings to our new Balinese friends on our recent Carnival cruise–our stateroom steward NI KETUT, our hall steward I MADE (pronounced Ee MahDEH), towel steward I DEWA PUTU, deck stewards I KADEK and NI SRI, and I NENGAH MUDIANA–and especially … Continue reading

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SHORT STORY: Howard

“Come on, Howard!” urged Helen, pausing to look back at the small, stooped man with the vacant smile. She glanced at her son and sighed. Todd shook his head with amusement. “I can’t walk that slow even if I try.” … Continue reading

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SHORT STORY: The Swordfish

I remember them distinctly. A party of five: four barbecued swordfish and a scampi. A middle-aged couple, the man immaculately tailored, graying hair, conservatively cut. The woman, undoubtedly his wife, attractive in a worn, overstuffed way. She might have been … Continue reading

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How I came into God’s family: C. S. Lewis, Oxford and Cambridge professor

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, broadcaster, lecturer, and (after his conversion from atheism), Christian apologist.   In 1929 C.S. (“Jack”) Lewis became a theist: “You must … Continue reading

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How I came into God’s family: Lyudmila in Russia

Lyudmila’s story begins late one evening when a group of young people arrived at her home for an overnight stay. A relative had asked her to host the group, and she graciously said yes. Little did she know that opening … Continue reading

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How I came into God’s family: Saul of Tarsus, Jewish leader

Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest  and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, … Continue reading

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