Back in Prison…Kind Of

Since I first began working in prison, I’ve learned to be flexible. Some things just don’t go as planned, and we have to work around the obstacles as best we can. So I flew back here to FL on Monday only to find that the JOY dorm was struck with the same sickness that has…

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JOYful Times

In spending many hours in prison for the past couple months, I have noticed many noteworthy qualities in the inmates.  The two that stand out to me the most, however, are creativity and gratefulness. I continue to be amazed at how resourceful the ladies in prison are, making bouquets out of colored toilet paper and…

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Prayer Please!

Hi everyone! I’d like to adjust the way I’m doing updates + prayer requests.  Starting tomorrow morning I will be shooting out an email as we drive to the prison stating some specific prayer requests for the day.  I’ll try to do this each weekday.  We are in the prison from about 7-12pm, Monday-Friday.  If…

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Uncomfortable, Yet True

Never before in my life have I understood the importance of the variety of the members of the body of Christ until now.  I have struggled with appreciating other believers and their differences.  I have not been living by the truth that God created each one of us uniquely and is working in our lives…

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Lives Changed, Prayers Answered

We just got home after a full day in/out of prison, but I just had to share what God is doing, even if that means going to bed late. ;)  The Journey to the Heart retreat has been going full force all week and it’s so exciting to hear the testimonies and to personally see…

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Prayer Matters

Since coming to Florida to work in the prison, I’ve seen God answer prayer in more ways than I have in a long time.  I’m discovering the incredible power of prayer and seeing how God really does want to move mountains, if only we would ask Him to.  As I’ve stated in previous posts, the…

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Bits of Joy

written October 6: Wowowow!! Just got back from attending the Basic Seminar graduation, where all the inmates who completed the seminar this week received both a certificate and a piece of cake!  I was blessed to get to be up front with those who conducted the seminar along with Ruthie, Sophia, the Warden, Colonel and…

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Florida Prison Ministry – Week 1

(written October 5th) Today was the day I went to prison for the first time!  I can’t even describe how awesome it was!! :D  I actually didn’t want to leave!   I had to laugh as we entered the prison because one of the first officers I met said in excitement, “So you’re the 19…

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Homemade Body Wash

In America today, many people are quickly hopping on the bandwagon of  “natural and organic” products. Whether it’s the cereal they eat or the makeup they use, more and more folks are becoming conscious about the safety of the goods they consume on a day-to-day basis.  I, personally, have yet to dive head first into all products healthy…

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