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Mike is a veteran who served in Iraq and came home with multiple problems. In addition to needing surgery, he suffered with PTSD and wrestled with questions of faith. Mike’s PTSD was so severe, that when he was in the hospital, the staff was warned never to wake him while he slept. One of the doctors ignored the warning, and when he...
Marie was a self-confessed “tweaker” (a methamphetamine addict) that I met in jail. “I guess I’m a mix between a sinner and a saint,” she explained as she told me about her biker father and devout Catholic mother. In jest she added, “Maybe that explains some of my troubles and confusion.” What wasn...
It’s a familiar story, and yet, it is as old as the gospel in which it can be found — a child of God wanders off and eventually becomes lost.   The younger son gathered together all that he had and traveled to a distant country (Lk. 15:13).   Bobby grew up in the church, surrounded by a family who loved him and...
God is Faithful
Lucy died without family present. Her church family visited her faithfully, but they weren’t aware when she passed away. Yet, Lucy didn’t die alone. God had promised her, “Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you.” He is ever faithful. He was with her. Now she lives with him in perfect joy.   When I first...
Disheartened and Discouraged - IM.Life
On March 14, 2020, Wisconsin closed its prisons to all visitors and volunteers because of the Covid-19 virus. The prisons stayed closed for nearly sixteen months which meant there was no in-person contact from family, friends, a home pastor or even an IM Chaplain. This had to be an especially disheartening and discouraging time for all the men and...
God did an amazing thing in class today at the House of Corrections. As we were talking about being works in progress and that God has promised to walk with us through this process, one of the brothers bared his soul. He confessed that he was struggling with his faith because God was not answering his prayers. Indeed, it seemed he was receiving...