God At Work Through IM

Balancing the Broom

Balancing the Broom

Simon was wrestling with a Bible passage from class: “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jer. 29:13).

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

Where the Hell is God?

Where the Hell is God?

I’m so glad you asked! That means you admit I exist. I know you asked the question because you feel pain in your life.

Our Chaplains GO THERE!

Our Chaplains GO THERE!

The phone call was unexpected, asking if I could report to a location we don’t usually serve. A husband was lost to suicide. The wife, to whom I was sent, was deeply distressed by the news. In fact, she began to cry out, “No, no, it’s not true!” and she attacked the officer who informed her.

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.