The Human Side of Easter

It’s Easter; the center of the Christian faith. We are all to be thankful and worshipful for “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” [John 3:16] What more can be said? I know I have nothing more…

Living Conflicted, Part 2

I closed my previous post, Living Conflicted, with a list of three conflicts I was feeling and dealing with: My preconceptions and prejudices concerning drug users and the reality of my new cell mate. What to do, if anything, about living with a drug user and the negatives that come with that? What is required…

A New Chapter

The new year is upon us! Twenty Nineteen will be here in just a couple of days. Have you made your new year’s resolutions yet? Will you keep them? I don’t know if I believe in resolutions around the new year. Maybe because I’ve never kept any I’ve made, and when I think about it,…

he Is A Liar

Every day I walk in fear. Fear of violence, fear of tomorrow and what it might bring, but mostly fear that I am now less than I used to be.  In the words of this song I find strength to believe that I am still valued and worth more than what my crime suggests.  I…

Joy In The Tribulation: Always & Again, Choose It

Please see previous posts:  Joy in the Tribulation: Always &  Joy In The Tribulation: Always & Again Well, here we are at the last installment of our pursuit of joy through music. Before going into this third song let’s take a step back and answer the question: Why is jdoe going into Joy In The Tribulation…

Joy In The Tribulation: Always & Again

In the last posting, Joy in the Tribulation: Always, I referred to a song titled simply, “joy” by King & Country – I hope you enjoyed listening to it! I commented on how the singer is seeking joy; making a choice between status quo and experiencing joy in life. In the end he chooses joy….

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…

Forgiveness

During my wife’s last visit, we talked about forgiveness. We didn’t get into all the differences between my view of forgiveness and her view but I was left with a new perspective; one that I hadn’t ever considered before. The outcome for me is not being sure if I can forgive myself for what I’ve…

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….

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…