God At Work Through IM

Helping Others

Helping Others

God did an amazing thing in class today at the House of Corrections. As we were talking about being works in progress and that God has promised to walk with us through this process, one of the brothers bared his soul. He confessed that he was struggling with his faith because God was not answering his prayers. Indeed, it seemed he was receiving the opposite of what he was requesting.

You Don't Know What I've Done

You Don't Know What I've Done

This is how we know that we are of the truth and how we will set our hearts at rest in his presence: If our hearts condemn us, God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything (1 John 3:19-20 EHV).

A Familiar Face

A Familiar Face

I saw a familiar face in Bible class today, someone that I hoped to see again – just not here! Marcus had attended my Bible class every week for over two years, right up to the time he was released (almost 18 months ago). When I left class last week, one of “my guys” told me that he was back “inside” (apparently for a parole violation), and I was hoping he would join my class again.

Being in The Shepherd’s Care

Being in The Shepherd’s Care

The guys in my jail Bible discussion group were looking at what life outside of jail might be like as they followed Jesus. After weeks of finding out about God’s grace in the Bible, they were looking forward to the upside of that life. 

Just Forget About It

Just Forget About It

The older lady looked tired. Admittedly, she had experienced several painful events in her life — a “series of downfalls” as she put it. “I just want to forget about all of this and move forward,” she said. I understood where she was coming from.

Mom's In Prision

Mom's In Prision

Most of the women that I see in the jails are Moms. I feel blessed that I have that in common with them. I have seen women that have had children while in jail. I have walked through the pregnancy with them. I have seen them in pain on a thin jail mattress (at times they will get two). 

Ministry Behind the Walls

Institutional Ministries is a nonprofit organization established in 1901 that carries out behind-the-walls ministry by shining the light of Jesus’ love into hearts.