I am in the process of being humbled. It's the last day of the month and my fourth day of working in the kitchen...
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
II Timothy 1:7
This morning my chaplain gave a timely sermon on what it means to be a well disciplined soldier for Jesus Christ...
Today I was summoned to the nurse's station in the prison's Infirmary. I had to undergo a brief medical exam in order to obtain the necessary clearance to begin working in the kitchen...
On July 14 I was officially assigned to the prison's kitchen. It's a long story of how this came about after working for many years as a "mobility guide" for the inmates who are legally blind, and especially as an aide to the men who are in a special cell block called the "Intermediate Care Program" (E-North)...
He heals the brokenhearted and
binds up their wounds.
My chaplain is a man of God who shepherds the flock that's behind these walls..
Great is the Lord, and greatly to
be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable.
It's approximately ten o'clock in the morning on a hot and humid day. The temperature is in the mid-90s, too. With my clothing practically glued to my body, it's way too hot to do much of anything. Besides, I'm in a state of physical and mental weariness...
For where two or three are gathered
together in My name, there I am in
the midst of them.
Last night I experienced a wonderful time of fellowship with four friends who are members of the church that exists behind prison walls...
Sing unto the Lord; for He has
done excellent things; this is
known in all the earth.
The Spirit of the Lord has been touching lives in a unique way, and men are being drawn to Christ...
Where would I be without Jesus? I shudder to think what my life would be like now, having already spent thirty-one years in prison, if I didn't have Christ...
Be ye steadfast, unmovable, always
abounding in the work of the Lord.
I Corinthians 15:58
I received a letter from a friend who asked me if I found it upsetting whenever I would encounter someone who claims that the does not believe in God, or doubts God exists...
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord
and all my flesh shall bless His holy name
forever and ever.
I must confess that the past several weeks have been difficult for me...
Arise, and go into the city,
and it shall be told thee what
thou must do.
This morning I had been reading about "Saul of Tarsus," the fiendish persecutor of the early church. According to the New Testament, he was a vengeful and vindictive religious zealot who was on his way to a city called Damascus to arrest and torture his fellow Jews who'd come to believe that Jesus is the Messiah...