Friday, September 18, 2009

Don't Forget My Name

The other night, at the end of class, a young inmate came up to me and asked if I would write to her when she went to prison. I gave her my address

P.O. Box 666
Mukwonago, WI 53149

and encouraged her to let me know when she arrived at her destination. I also explained that I would keep in contact and send her the handouts from our future classes.

She hugged me goodbye and said, "Don't forget my name!"

Remember the name of someone who is alone or hurting. Lift them up to God in prayer. Both of you will be blessed.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Bring It On, God!

Have you heard of Catherine Rohr? She is a young executive who has established a program in a Texas prison to help young men, who are about to be released. She recruits volunteer executives to teach the men to develop business plans that will help them change their lives when they leave prison.

See her website at:

I watched a recent interview of this amazing young woman. She said when God was encouraging her to develop this ministry, she said, "Bring it on, God."

Those are powerful words. If we are bold enough to pray them each morning God will present us with new ways we can serve him with the talents he has given us.

The Women of Block 12: Voices From A Jail Ministry