The Great Encourager

The Great Encourager

I haven’t posted a lot about jail ministry lately — maybe because I’ve been a little burned out and a LOT worn out. When the busy-ness of life becomes overbearing, it’s easy for even things we love to be relegated to “just another commitment,” or thought of as, “just another thing I have to do.”

I love jail ministry with everything in me, but lately I’ve been so busy with life that I’ve felt drained. I’ve been praying that God would rekindle my spirit and return my joy. I wanted my passion back. (more…)

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I’m an Unforgiving Debtor

I’m an Unforgiving Debtor

The Scripture Passage

Matthew 18:23-35New Living Translation (NLT)

Parable of the Unforgiving Debtor

23 “Therefore, the Kingdom of Heaven can be compared to a king who decided to bring his accounts up to date with servants who had borrowed money from him. 24 In the process, one of his debtors was brought in who owed him millions of dollars. 25 He couldn’t pay, so his master ordered that he be sold—along with his wife, his children, and everything he owned—to pay the debt. (more…)

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The Least We Can Do?

The Least We Can Do?

Don’t you hate feeling helpless when a friend or loved one confides in you about struggles he or she is facing. Loss, sickness, despair, and grief leave us feeling hopeless and impotent. We want to “fix it” and make him or her feel better, but in our desperation, we offer simply, “I’ll keep you in my prayers.”  (more…)

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