In the world of prison there exists a loneliness that can be lethal. Everyone experiences degrees of loneliness at some point in our lives. This is normal. But there is another level of loneliness which is especially prevalent in here. It is a spirit that can become so oppressive it could actually cause a man to take his life. I've seen it happen more than once...
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth:
and the former shall not be remembered,
nor come to mind.
I was in the prison's visiting room today watching lots of small children running back and forth in the aisles. I couldn't help but smile with pleasure as they would scurry by my feet with their innocent giggles and laughter...
From the rising of the sun unto the
going down of the same, The Lord's name
is to be praised.
From the time the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the name of the Lord is worthy to be praised. Therefore, no matter what circumstances I may find myself in at any given moment, or whatever problems may come my way, I will not allow these things to stop me from praising and thanking the Lord...
The sacrifices of God are a broken
spirit: a broken and contrite heart,
O God, thou will not despise.
Prison, by its very nature, is not designed to make a criminal offender into a better person. In some cases, however, it does happen...
The Lord is helping me to overcome my workaholic tendencies and to conquer my emotional need to over commit myself to other people or situations...
I am trying to figure out how to describe snow to someone who has lived in Africa all his life. Jacob is a friend who lives in the west African nation of Ghana...
For we are His workmanship, created
in Christ Jesus unto good works, which
God hath before ordained that we should
walk in them.
Recently a friend sent me a greeting card which had on its front cover the words, "You probably don't even realize what a gift you are to others." I was deeply touched and humbled...