Our Stories

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). I have had them miss a visit because they are just too...
“Are you sleeping? Are you sleeping, brother John?” So sings a nursery song. Now the question is: are we sleeping physically and spiritually? I once thought I could stay awake while driving home. Halfway into a ditch I woke up and avoided a crash. Thinking we can rely on ourselves to stay awake spiritually is also dangerous. Spiritual...
When we began making plans to update our website, we decided that this would be a good time to revisit the design of our logo and incorporate this into the project as well. After looking at several logo possibilities, we decided on a design that reflects the heart of our ministry, by including imagery found throughout Scripture — the imagery...
Five years ago, we purchased the web domain www.IM.Life to provide a short and easy website address for people to remember. In addition to being easy to remember, IM.Life also captures the heart of our ministry: sharing Jesus — the great “I am” — the only source of life and salvation. Jesus pointed to himself as the “...
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. How many times haven’t I just wanted to act like something never...
Institutional Ministries Suicide Awareness
This week we tackle a tough subject – dealing with moments when loved ones are suicidal. Let’s begin this difficult journey with prayer:   May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer. Psalm 19:14   I didn’t expect to see a gun pointed...