Archive for the 'Prison/Incarceration' Category

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 […]

I Take It Back

Sunday, September 13th, 2015

Many years ago, I wrote a  post on here that I can’t seem to find right now. I said that the things we were going through felt like someone had aimed a gun at us and blasted us to  pieces and we were all lying around bleeding. You’ve probably read some of my posts where […]


Saturday, September 12th, 2015

An inmate offers to donate bone marrow for a judge who helped incarcerate him. Read the story.

Great Article~ Puppies Go To Prison

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

What a great story! The line about the dog making an inmate cry made me sad. Puppies Go To Prison To Become Dogs That Save Lives

Mothers In Prison

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

I’ve read a few articles about mother’s giving birth behind bars and what happens. Thinking about giving birth while incarcerated and possibly losing time with your brand new baby, breaks my heart. I’m so thankful our incarceration didn’t involve me! Here’s an article that’s much more in depth than many I’ve read and perhaps you’ll […]

Why Would We Stay In Bondage?

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

    In our class on Sunday, the discussion was a wrap up of our study of Galatians. The leader discussed our freedom in Christ and someone asked how do we live that out? An example was given which involved jail—of course right? As I sat there, I wanted to say something, but there were […]

The Keeper Of The Prison

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Yesterday, in Sunday School, we watched a video series. I’ve really enjoyed it and learned a lot. I enjoyed the speaker and how he related to us. The session yesterday dealt with Joseph and the speaker shared this verse. Genesis 39:21 But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour […]