Archive for the 'Prison/Incarceration' Category

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 […]

Driving Past

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

The other day, I went to an area of a nearby town. I drove through an area I don’t usually see. As I passed  a nearly empty strip mall/office building, I felt my heart squeeze and my shoulders get tight. Lee’s parole officer had been there. I sat in that parking lot several times waiting […]


Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

I lost a friend this week. Her death was not unexpected but  I desperately hoped that her story would end differently. So, I’ve been very sad. Not sad for her final destination and not sad for the end of her suffering. Just sad for her loved ones and yes sad for me. She was a […]

Basic Necessities

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

On Facebook tonight, I saw a graphic of how prisoners receive so many things that they shouldn’t receive. And the “they should only have basic necessities” comment. I get that. I agree that they shouldn’t sleep on  $1,000 mattresses and have lobster for dinner. But sometimes they don’t have soap to wash their hands. Often […]

Prisoners Children

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

As you can imagine any stories about  people reaching out to the children of incarcerated individuals touches my heart.   Here are two  that I found on Angel Tree’s Facebook page and another about prisoners and prayer. The Power of Prayer from Behind Prison Bars A local police station buys gifts for children with incarcerated […]