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“Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his own brother Simon and say to him, “We have found the Messiah!” John 1:41-42 (EHV)   As a prison chaplain for Institutional Ministries, it has happened on more than a few occasions,...
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. Pain makes you feel alone. It made you ask where I am. I’m not the one who left. I am always with you, and I’m so glad you are back!   Interestingly, the one place you named is the only place where I...
Wow! God has certainly been busy turning evil into good during this national health crisis! While most of us have been sequestered in our homes by government restrictions, God has blessed one of our volunteers with a unique opportunity to serve at a county jail. Having been deemed an essential worker by the jail where he volunteers, Luke has...
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. Wayne was one of twelve men at the prison who had spent more than two years in an intensive study of God’s Word with my predecessor, Chaplain Kenneth Lenz....
I L-O-V-E spider plants! It’s really gotten so bad that my husband is begging me to give some of them away. My journey with spider plants began when I received one from a neighbor who was moving. Soon after I received the plant, I discovered how amazing spider plants are — they grow babies. For someone who has been known to have a...
“But now Christ reconciled you in his body of flesh through death, in order to present you holy, blameless, and faultless before him—if you continue steadfast and firm in faith, without being moved away from the hope of the gospel.   Do not let anyone who enjoys false humility and the worship of angels tell you that you are...