Tag Archives: Sharing the Gospel

Announcement from Pam and Dawn

1 Nov

Most of our readers think of humor when they think of our book, LOL with God, but there’s a lot of hope in the book, too!

Pam has already ministered in many kinds of places where she offers help and hope to women; and for some time, the Lord has burdened me (Dawn) with a desire to reach women in prisons. But God has never given me the opportunity to go through those prison doors.

I’ve been praying for a way to make a difference with our book, LOL with God: Devotional Messages of Hope and Woman in PrisonHumor for Women. This summer, the Lord allowed me to speak with two different women about the possibility of placing our book in the hands of women in prison or with wives of inmates.

Right after Thanksgiving, Pam and I will present a special FUNdraising event of “Humor, Heart, and Hope.” Both Pam and I will speak, and there will be some fun interludes, but the “heart” of this event is to raise funds to purchase books for two ministries ~ one local and one national ~ that have prison ministry outreaches.

The event ~ sponsored by Rock Church Prison Ministry and Blended Step Families ~ will be held from 7-8:30pm on Monday, November 28, at The Rock Church in San Diego (Room 232).

Admission is $5, and we will also take an offering to benefit those impacted by the prison The Bible in Prisonministries of the Rock Church and also Speak Up for Hope.

The Word of God makes a difference behind bars … and LOL with God is an ice-breaker to get women into the Word who might never open a Bible otherwise.

Only in Christ will these women find the freedom, peace, hope, and joy that their souls seek.

Please PRAY for this event, and for Pam and me. But we also hope you will consider JOINING US if you live in San Diego County.

This is a wonderful way to express some post-Thanksgiving Day gratitude to God for how He has given YOU hope in Christ! Help us bring hope and joy to women who need it ~ just like you!

For more information, visit http://www.love-wise.com/LOL or call 1-800-810-4449.

[Note: no child-care]

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Do You Have Beautiful Feet?

8 Jul

Bare Feet and SandMy (Dawn’s) friend and former employer, Lamar Keener at the Christian Examiner, has such wit. I often laugh at his puns on Facebook. A few days ago, he decided it was “time for another round of pun fun.”

Lamar wrote on Facebook, “In a Podiatrist’s office: ‘Time wounds all heels.”

A man responded to his post, “Did you hear about why the podiatrist would not see the guy with a prosthetic leg? He was afraid the patient wouldn’t be able to foot the bill.”

Lamar then wrote, “Is that going to be the sole response?” And others wrote:

  • “I’m getting a kick out of these posts!”
  • “Won’t take much to spur me on. Of course, that’s just my obunion.”
  • “I know I’m being a little callus here. Some might even say corn-e.
  • “The over-arching purpose of this discussion seems to have caught me flat-footed.”

And a final comment:  “Is this ingroan humor?”

I’ve probably heard hundreds of complaints about feet ~ I don’t know too many people who like them. I’ve always thought, “If I didn’t have my feet, I’d miss them.” As I watch or hear stories about returning military heroes who’ve stepped on mines and lost their feet ~ sometimes entire legs ~ I am indeed grateful that I have both of mine.

As I get older, it’s harder to walk sometimes. We all get aches and pains in our feet, sometimes as a result of improperly fitting shoes, high heels, or just regular “use and abuse.”

In Southern California, some people pretty much wear sandals all year, but I’m beginning to see more and more feet these days as the weather warms. Most people think their feet are ugly. Women try to pretty them up with nail polish or even little “jewels.”

I’ve decided that my feet will never be beautiful … except perhaps Continue reading

The ‘Stuff’ of Eternity

30 Apr

A woman’s husband died. He had $20,000 to his name.

After paying all the funeral expenses, she told her closest friend that there was no money left.

The friend asked, “How can that be? You told me he had $20,000 a few days before he died. How could you be broke?”

Grandma's Checkbook

Grandma's Checkbook

The widow replied, “Well, the funeral cost me $6,500. And of course, I had to make the obligatory donation to the church, pay the organist and all. That was $500, and I spent another $500 for the wake, the food and drinks, you know.

“The rest went for the memorial stone.”

The friend asked, “$12,500 for the memorial stone? Wow! How big was it?”

The widow replied with a smile:

                              “Three carats.” *

When I (Dawn) was a senior year in high school, I was a character actress with the “Hurrah Players”.

My favorite play was the wacky Kaufman and Hart comedy,  “You Can’t Take It with You,” a play about the choices we make in life. I played the part of the eccentric-but-happy former Russian Grand Duchess, Olga Katrina. About the only line I can remember is, “That manager. He doesn’t like me. He’s a Communist.”

But wise Grandpa Martin Vanderhoff had more memorable lines;  “Maybe it’ll stop you trying to be so desperate about making more money than you can ever use?,” he said. “You can’t take it with you, Mr. Kirby. So what good is it? As near as I can see, the only thing you can take with you is the love of your friends.”

Grandpa had it right. You can’t take money with you. You also can’t take your house or your prized possessions or your fancy wardrobe or your hobbies or …. you name it. As I’ve heard many times since I became a Christ-follower, “There are only two things that go into eternity… the Word of God and people.”

If we’re not careful about our focus, Continue reading

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