Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Women of Block 12 - On Kindle

Prison ministry book now available on Kindle!

For all you KINDLE readers, The Women of Block 12 is now available at Amazon.com.
Oh, the joy of modern technology! Just click on the link below and you can be reading in minutes.

Kindle for PC is available for a FREE download to your personal computer. And it's easy. Anyone can do it! Just click below.

After you download the free software, simply go to the first link above and order The Women of Block 12. The book will be delivered, for your instant enjoyment, to your personal computer. No muss, no fuss, no waiting.

For those who like to read with an actual book in their hands, the soft cover edition of The Women of Block 12 will be at the printer's soon.
This edition will be available to all readers and can be purchased from my website. Watch for an announcement. The book will also be available in quantity discounts for organizations that wish to use it for fund raising.

My thanks to all readers who have patiently waited for this day. It's been a long time coming and I truly appreciate your visits to my web page.

SHARE WITH OTHERS! After reading the book, Amazon invites you to write a review.

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For more information visit: http://TheWomenOfBlock12.com.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Why Mentor an Ex-offender? Joy's Update

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I received a letter from the judge denying my request for a sentence reduction. He said I should be commended for turning my life around, but he believes in punishment not rehabilitation.

This is where the saying, "Everything happens for a reason" comes in. We don't always know why things happen a certain way or how they will turn out, but I know God loves me and I am sure He has my best interest at heart. As I said before, "This has been a life changing experience."

I've learned to lean on and trust in God and His provision for me. It has been very hard to be humble and accept all the help I have received from the ministries and people that are supporting me. I just couldn't believe people would want to help me, but that is how God revealed His love for me. And He has shown me that even I deserve a chance in life.

I still have old, negative tapes playing in my head, but I am growing and learning that most of those thoughts are lies from the devil. I was in treatment so many times, but I never could find any long-term victory because my thinking didn't change. The Bible is so clear that we need to RENEW our minds. So every day I have to put God's Word and good thoughts in my head.

For so long, I have been tormented with the guilt and shame of the life I lived in the past. God took this time to work on my thinking and I now know I am worthy of His love and forgiveness. Though I have made some bad choices in my past, I am a good person at heart, and I have surrendered to God's will for my life.

I have a strong desire to help other women who suffer with the same issues I have. As soon as I am done serving my time (February 9th 2010), I will let God use me any way He wants. I no longer live my life for me, but for God and His glory. I thank Him every day for saving me and for not giving up on me.

I pray that whoever reads this will find it in their heart to help people like me. Don't give up on us. Rise up and mentor an ex-offender who needs to see God's love through you.

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For more information about women offenders and how you can help visit:
The Women Of Block 12.

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