Archive for the 'Prison/Incarceration' Category

It’s Just Like A Jail Shirt

Friday, October 27th, 2017

For some reason our little guy loves playing jail and talking about jail. I have no idea where it came from. Maybe a cartoon? Or kids at church play “Put the bad guy in jail”. Every time I try to redirect and say”We don’t play jail.” He wants reasons. Spelled out, well explained reasons. I’ve […]

Tears & Trauma

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Once in awhile, I think that we’re past “all this”. That we’ve moved on and we’re all good. But now and then something happens to remind me that it’s still there. It still affects us. It still hurts. The other day, I was telling a friend that our church is always looking for volunteers for […]

Prison Ministry Prayer Request

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

I follow author Dee Brestin online and saw this today. Please consider praying for this prison ministry.  We are a testimony of the good these ministries do. They help so much more than just the incarcerated individual.  


Monday, July 17th, 2017

When Lee came home from being “away”, he moved right into being home and moving on. He told me it was over and we made it so move on. The only trouble was that I had a bucket load of hurt and the impact of his being “away” wasn’t just something I could “move on” […]

Did I Ever Tell You About The Time…….

Monday, April 24th, 2017

When Lee called OSHA for a dangerous work environment? For those of you reading from other countries, OSHA is Occupational Safety & Health Administration. This was shortly after he was released and was trying to find a decent job. He was willing to work anywhere for any amount. He found a job at a small […]

Happy Report

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Our church supports a prison ministry and I signed up for the newsletter. I went to a training years ago–before we were expecting a new little guy. I received a newsletter the other day that made me happy. Here’s a short version…. “160 men were seated, the chaplain introduced me and I spoke about why […]

Baby Questions

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Tonight, we were on the way home from Bible club. Nathan ADORES church and Sunday School, and AWANA. He is in the little kid’s group called Cubbies. His workbook included a CD which we listen to in the car sometimes…..when big brother isn’t around to roll his eyes! The story we heard on our way […]

I Don’t Think So….

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

A friend of mine posted this link and said “Oh our next date night.” Never in 12 million years will it ever be a date night for Lee and I. Uggg!  

Some Prison Links

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

Here are some links I’ve seen recently and not shared~   9 year old boy saves allowance to buy books for inmates (awww!!!)   Prisoners make quilts for grieving families     My child’s father is in prison but she’s still just a kid……..(thoughts and feelings we’ve lived with) “ And I realized, for the first […]

Solitary Confinement

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

A week or so ago in Sunday School, someone mentioned that being in solitary confinement sounded wonderful. Then of course the laughs and giggles followed. “But no one is around you then.” “That sounds like heaven.” And then I felt the tears threatening to start. My eyes burned while I fought them. I did not […]