Father God, and Lord of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, you have been loving, kind and faithful to see me through another year...
I press toward the mark for the prize
of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
I don't know how it was for my fellow Christians, but for me 2008 was a difficult and spiritually challenging year...
For where your treasure is,
there will your heart be also.
As another year comes upon me, I hope to go all out for Jesus Christ as never before. And one reason for this is because I don't know how much longer I will be on this earth...
Today I learned that a good friend of mine lost his youngest brother to a drug overdose. He told me that his brother went to a park where he took a hit of heroin into his veins...
Earlier this year I had heard reports on the news that the population of men and women who are incarcerated in state and federal prisons throughout the United States of America is now at more than 2.2 million...
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is
for brethren to dwell together in unity.
God has been very good to the church that's behind the walls of this prison. Yesterday we were permitted to have a Christmas/Chanukah meal and gathering in the chapel...
Jose and I could've been walking down a street in the Bronx, but we found ourselves walking together in the prison's outdoor recreation yard in the freezing cold...
Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you.
1 John 3:13
I've been asking the Lord to help me pray more for those Christians who are being persecuted for their faith...
We love Him, because He first loved us.
1 John 4:19
A thought came to me today. How many people live and die without someone ever telling them "I love you?"
You are the salt of the earth...
You are the light of the world...
I am thankful the Lord remembers to show His mercy to those who are incarcerated. He is also concerned as well for those who've been the victim of a crime, whether they have experienced physical violence or had some of their possessions stolen or damaged...