Our Stories

The guys in my jail Bible discussion group were looking at what life outside of jail might be like as they followed Jesus. After weeks of finding out about God’s grace in the Bible, they were looking forward to the upside of that life. They’d had enough of the cycle of get high/get in trouble/get locked up, and they wanted what God...
While jail and hospital ministry have many similarities, the two have seldom crossed over. Once in a while, I have seen an inmate in the hospital, but until last month, I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of my former jail class attendees in the hospital. Those worlds collided in March, when I received a message from a hospital chaplain...
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. I have had them miss a visit because they are just too uncomfortable to get out of their...
“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 “...