Happy New Year! I pray that you will have a wonderful new year of visions, dreams, friends, creations and divine manifestations. I’m looking forward to hearing from you to see what our future holds in ministry around the world.
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 1
Shaken By Christ…
A twenty-eight-year-old brother in Christ named D.J. recently wrote, saying,
Happy Thanksgiving! I pray that your holidays are filled with thanksgiving for God’s love and grace appropriated for power to overcome every circumstance in life. For me, I’ve moved to San Diego, California, where I’m settling into a new program, which is going well.
“In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1
In Everything Give Thanks…
I’m not thankful for prison, but I’m learning to be thankful in every circumstance, not thankful for everything, but thankful in everything.
Welcome! We’re so excited about the thousands of people coming to the site from the U.S.A., Russia, the U.K., Canada, Brazil, Australia, Ireland, Ukraine, Mexico, Spain and numerous other countries to hear about the Good News of Jesus Christ. We love you!
“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” 1
A Dear Brother’s Response…
Robert, who is recovering through renewing his mind with Scripture from what he calls “bipolar disorder”, writes,
Happy Independence Day! Let’s be honest about our sins, guilt, and shame, then be thankful that God has made the way for us to be liberated from our past, present and future sins.
“…always thanking the Father…For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.” 1
A Canadian Response...
It’s always such a blessing to receive praise reports, but the one below from Courtney in New Brunswick, Canada is extra special.
Happy Mother’s Day! I am perplexed by how many of you stumble upon this site looking for Manson madness, then quickly turn away when the testimony of Jesus Christ is mentioned. Won’t you give Jesus a chance?
“God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important.” 1
A Welcome Response…
Occasionally, I receive letters from those finding me through the Inmate Locator, not realizing I have a website, such as Welburn’s letter below. For this reason, it’s important that you share this website with your friends and family.
Springtime Greetings! I pray this month will be a wonderful time of Spiritual awakening and growth. Springtime is not only the season between winter and summer, but the period of life in which one passes from childhood to maturity. 1
“Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.” 2
From Childhood to Maturity…
Happy New Year! I’d like to suggest this year that you’ll never change your mood by reliving past experiences. There are good memories, but many of them only make us feel worse. As an example, Jeremiah’s remembrance of God’s faithful love brought about a change in the prophet’s emotions.
“The thought of my suffering and homelessness is bitter beyond words. I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.” 1
A Website Comment…
Recently, we examined the website for balance and correctness. Kim sent these comments,
Happy Mother’s Day! I’m trusting by now that parts of our world have opened back up after the virus; “a tiny disease-causing agent”, although devastating to many. In light of the Gospel, Jesus said:
“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” 1
A Rocky Response…
Aaron wrote: “I received your letter. Thank you for taking the time to reply. I also looked at the information you sent. It truly meant a lot.
Welcome! I quote John 3:16 often, where Jesus tells us how much God loves the world, but how about verse 17, where He tells us that he didn’t come to judge us. If anyone deserves His judgment, it is me, but listen to His words.
“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” 1
So let us praise the Lord that he gave us this wonderful salvation, taking our judgment upon Himself. Trish writes,
Happy New Year! It takes 20/20 vision to be happy! The wisest man ever, other than Jesus Christ, King Solomon wrote: “Where there is no vision [redemptive revelation of God], the people perish: but he that keepeth the law [walks in love], happy is he.” 1
“In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.” 2
A Judge Responds…
“Having read your testimony, I wanted to write to you. It feels a bit strange to address, in person, someone who is a living (though notorious) historical figure. At age 61, I’m old enough to remember your crimes, which horrified me than and still do today. Even given the many factors which caused you to act the way that you did, your actions are still very difficult to understand.