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“I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets, who through faith conquered kingdoms …whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle …These were all commended for their faith …God had planned something better for us so that only together with...
Holding up his Bible, Billy blurted out, “None of this makes any sense! I just can’t understand any of it! I don’t understand what I’m supposed to be getting out of this! I don’t even understand what love is!” As Billy continued pouring out his heart in our Bible class, giving voice to years and years of...
I don’t know a lot about Justin, but here are a few things that I do know. Justin is from Milwaukee. He’s black. He’s been in prison for almost six years. And by the grace of God, Justin is a Christian.   Now, Justin wasn’t always a Christian. Not too long ago in fact, Justin had been searching for peace with God...
I had seen her before during a different stay at the jail, but I was never quite sure how to take her lighthearted attitude and silly comments. Women in the jail are dealing with a lot of issues. Some of the women are taxed physically, as they are detoxing and withdrawing from drugs and other addictions. Their usual coping tools are not available...
Michael was annoyed with a preacher. Not with me, at least not this time: his annoyance was with a pastor he’d heard at the prison worship services recently, and, at least from Michael’s viewpoint, was judgmental and divisive. What Michael heard the preacher proclaim was that the prison inmates were all in a different category from the...
"Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you...