Sacrifice

Sacrifice is an amazing word.  It means so many things, to so many people.  God sacrificed his son for us.  The ultimate sacrifice results in our redemption through Jesus Christ.  What other sacrifices do you encounter?  In the Old Testament, people offered animals as sacrifices to God.  An athlete’s commitment to a sport, causes them to sacrifice things.  A sacrifice …

I See the Deeper Dream!

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s infamous “I Have a Dream” speech this week. He should have taught us all something deeper than what we see on the surface. Many aspects of his life message could be the focus of much more than this blog. Here is a taste of what he taught me; A Male, over …

Un-Learning what Freedom is. . . Pt. 1

Unfortunately, a lot of ministries have their own language. They come up with cool, descriptive names for things that make sense to the person who frequents that culture, but to the newcomer, it is a foreign language. So what is Freedom? Sometimes in order to learn what something is, we need to first unlearn our bad definitions. No matter what new thing you teach …

Technology

I just left a meeting with Mighty Geeks to discuss our website updates. Luckily Tommy was there to speak “geek” for me. I’m lost when it comes to tech language. I got to thinking how lost I am being out here with technology. If I’m still lost, how much more lost are guys inside the walls? Computer technology is leaving …

County Jail and Sunday Church

What does county jails and Sunday morning church services have in common?  Believe it or not, there are many similarities.  The comparison begins by searching the hearts of the people involved.  The majority of people who attend a Sunday morning church service in America, do not want to admit they have sin in their lives.  They are happily wearing their …

Prison vs. Hell

I had a Chaplain tell me the other day that ad-seg (administrtive segregation) was as close as a person could get to being in hell on earth.  Upon entering the perimeter of a unit, he had heard a groaning and wailing.  After further investigation, he realized the men in seg were crying out for mercy.  I began to think about …