I wouldn’t name her — I respect her privacy and admire her humility too much — but heavy on my heart tonight is an incredible member of our jail ministry team. We’ll just call her J. (more…)
A few years ago, I started to feel that God was asking me to minister to women in the Hamilton County Jail. As the prompting grew stronger and more persistent, it dawned on me that if God wants me in the jail, He can get me there one way or another. I decided to go willingly and I’m so glad I did! If you have ever considered getting involved in jail ministry, please take a moment to watch my testimony.
Thank you, Brian Hansen, of Hansen Multimedia, for gifting his time and talents to produce this video.
Every week in jail ministry, I encourage the women we meet that once they finish their time and have been “off paper” for a year, they could even come back and minister with us. There are several ladies on our team who have themselves been incarcerated and the connection and impact they have is amazing. (more…)
Last night, we studied the story of the hemorrhaging woman who was healed when she merely touched the hem of Jesus’ garment. It’s a story I’ve heard so many times and one I’ve always loved, but I read it with new eyes this week as I prepared to discuss it with our group. After our study, as I slipped off to sleep, I couldn’t help but ponder the story and what I can learn from it. (more…)
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…)
Lately, I’ve been asking myself why I do what I do. I’ve been so tired, burdened with some projects that are kicking my butt and stressing me out, and just feeling like it’s too much. (more…)