Love Is All You Need

Writing for this blog has been both challenging and rewarding.  It started out as a suggestion by my sister and my wife as a therapeutic exercise for me.  I needed a way to work through many things like the impact of coming to prison, working more fully into my faith, and exorcising some demons from…

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…

What Goes Around…

In one of my earliest writings I spoke about my having been placed in a cell with the drug king of my unit. (See Love Thy Enemy and Love Thy Enemy – Concludes)  He was also a hater, hating people with my crime. I told of how, after a month of his verbal abuse I…

Do Unto Others…

Another Mother’s Day has come and gone. Did you honor your mother? I made sure to send cards to the three mothers in my life – my mother, my wife and my sister and I also called.  I did this because I love them and it’s that feeling of love that brought me to contemplate…

Love Thy Enemy – Concludes

Well, I left you hanging didn’t I?  And right at the part where I began to apply the Holy Spirit’s guidance!  Yes, it got you to come back but more importantly, I hope you walked away wondering how you’d handle Ed and Frank – Your Eds and Franks – we all have them… If you…

Love Thy Enemy

Love Thy Enemy?!  Sounds crazy to us today, imagine when Jesus said it over 2000 years ago. When I landed in my first Federal cell after the move from County Jail holding, I was fortunate (yes, I see it as being fortunate – now) enough to be placed with Ed, The Contraband King and His…