Stuff That Has Happened to Stacy

Heart of Flesh

I am so far from being like Jesus Christ that I can't even see the finish line from where I am. I'm not even close enough in my life to the only standard by which I should be judged that one can compare. But every day it is my prayer that I am at least moving in the...

This is Why We Have Rules

I hate to use public restrooms. When I think of the microbes and germs crawling all over every surface, it makes me anxious. I try very hard to not touch ANYTHING I don't absolutely have to. I have a routine for minimizing my toxic exposure -- a routine which, of...

Warm and Fuzzy

A few weeks ago, one of the women in our jail ministry team brought SEVERAL winter coats and heavy jackets with her to our Monday night meeting. She wanted me to take them to Hamilton County Community Corrections for those in need of a coat. In all honesty, I've been...

The Hand of Providence

Sometimes, I'm struck with inspiration when at the jail ministry that surprises even me. There are those women who challenge us -- they don't want to drop the facade or let anyone in. One of the things I tell them is that maybe, just maybe, their circumstances, while...

Reflections on September 11

Like many of you, I find myself reflecting on the events of September 11, 2001. Where was I when I first heard? Where was I when the first tower fell? Who could have done this? Will our country ever feel "safe" again? Fourteen years later, I can still remember the...