dream

“Let Jesus use you where you are.”  I’m trying to each day.  Are you?  This song by Josh Wilson reminds us how, and why we should.  ~jdoe “Dream Small” by Josh Wilson It’s a momma singing songs about the Lord It’s a daddy spending family time That the world said he cannot afford These simple…

I Did It!

I’ve done it! Several days ago, I finished reading the Bible; yes, I read it cover to cover and it took me about 14 months to do it. I have a “Life Application Study Bible” that my sister sent in (thank you Sis!) and so I also read every study note written at the bottom…

Done. And Done.

Two posts ago, in Decisions, Decisions (Life On The Inside – Part 4), I shared that I had a decision to make concerning a program offered at another institution.  When I wrote that posting I said I’d have made my decision by the time you read the post.  That turned out to be wrong.  Today, April…

Decisions, Decisions (Life On The Inside – Part 4)

I have a decision to make; by the time this posting hits the blog I will have made my decision but I think posting it will help others to see at least one program in the BOP (Bureau of Prisons) that is helpful. As you all know, I’m on a spiritual journey as I serve…

To My Love

Valentine’s Day. A day to celebrate the one we love. I’ve sent out my cards. Yes, I said cardS. Why more than one? I have four significant women in my life – mother, sister, daughter and wife. Each is important to me in unique ways but it’s my wife I want to write about now….

Life On The Inside – Part 2

A Leg Up In the first entry of this series I wrote about the ways I spend my time.  In this, the second installment I’ll write about rehabilitation opportunities and their effectiveness. If you’re in prison and have a drug case or if you have a documented drug or alcohol problem and it contributed to…

A New Perspective

I like to read daily devotionals.  Here, in prison, they are readily available.  I see a great number of people reading them.  One I read is Daily Bread and a second is Living Faith which is Catholic based.  In Living Faith I recently read a devotional that suggested reading, and contemplating, Christ’s miracles though His…

Locked

Keys We all have them.  Keys to: our car; our house; our desk; suitcases; diaries; the shed in the backyard; and the list goes on.  They are simple tools that we use to facilitate our lives.  They come in many sizes and shapes and even colors. But have you ever really thought about what they…

This Way

Sometimes I walk the track with a friend who does not believe there is a God.  This often leads to deep discussions concerning our individual faiths; he follows Buddhism while I follow and practice Christianity. During a recent walk my friend made some remarks concerning God allowing suffering and discomfort in the world.  For him…

The Good Inside

Over the past few weeks I asked about twenty fellow inmates the following question:  What’s the best thing about being inside and/or this location specifically?  I asked because I wanted to write a posting saying something like, “It’s Not All Bad Inside.”  I thought that by asking others I’d hear perspective and views differing from…