God At Work Through IM

First Day In Heaven

First Day In Heaven

Twenty years ago, when I began serving as a chaplain for Institutional Ministries, I met a fellow Christian named Wayne, who was incarcerated at Waupun Correctional Institution.

Old Wounds

Old Wounds

Sharing the Word of God with the institutionalized can sometimes take us to unforeseen places, where traumatized souls suffer from old wounds that have never fully healed. Such was the journey I recently found myself embarking upon with some women at the county jail.

"The Fruit of the Spirit is... Joy."

"The Fruit of the Spirit is... Joy."

Like other emotions, joy is often evident in what someone says or does. And sometimes, you can actually see the joy in another person’s heart and soul

And the Answer Is...

And the Answer Is...

When he graduated from high school, Aaron enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After serving for four years, he decided to leave the Corps and was honorably discharged. As Aaron told me, leaving the Corps was a mistake, a BIG mistake!

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.