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Hello friends, I was recently participating in a Malachi Dads class on the Heart of a Father. The discussion focused on the comparison of Joseph’s response to Potiphar’s wife and David’s response to seeing Bathsheba. I was impressed with the group of 20 inmate students who wanted to dig deeper into these verses and
“For we are God's fellow workers. You are God's field, God's building.” - 1 Corinthians 3:9 Hello friends, If you were to walk into a prison, you would soon learn that there are incarcerated men and women from all kinds of faith backgrounds – or with no faith at all. Although our Lifeline curriculum
Hello Friends, Summer typically is a time that we witness some slowdown. I am not sure if it is the heat or is due to facility vacation schedules, but the months of June through August generally give us a little breathing room before we take off again in September. Well, I don't know what
Hello Friends, Some of the biggest joys I have in my role is when I see engagement between the local church and our ministry to the incarcerated. Recently, a friend of the ministry shared a Psalm from her Lenten readings. It was Psalm 140:13, "I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor and
Friends, Just like the lawyer from Luke 10, I want to ask: Who is our neighbor? Merriam-Webster defines neighbor as “a person who lives near another.” Yet, it does not define the word nearby. Within five miles near me, there is a county jailhouse, and within 50 miles near me, there is a state prison.
Friends, I was sitting with the CEO of a large manufacturing company. As a Christian businessman leading a very profitable company, I was hoping to engage him in taking a deeper look at our ministry with hopes that he or his company might become financial partners. Yet, instead of talking about ministry to the
Friends, During advent, I love the imagery Isaiah uses when prophesizing about the coming of the Savior: Immanuel. His picture speaks to a barren land where there was once a thriving forest. Yet out of the stump springs a new shoot from the root of Jesse. God kept His promises to restore His people.
Friends, I give praise and thanksgiving to Christ for the opportunity to have redemption through His sacrifice! For the first time in the history of Lifeline Global Ministries, we hosted a Returning Hearts Celebration (RHC) in the state of Mississippi at Parchman Prison, and due to the wonderful planning and support of volunteers from around
Friends, It never fails. At the closing of Project Mañana International’s Returning Hearts Celebration in the Dominican Republic, a little boy of probably five or six was having a hard time saying goodbye. It was a complete turnaround from earlier when the same boy approached a man he hardly knew with apprehension. Yet after