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Sep
11
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  Fall By Pamela Deacon-Joyner, PCA Board Member   Yesterday while driving home through the country I kept noticing caterpillar nests in the trees; this can be good or bad depending on how you loo…
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Sep
04
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When Bad Things Happen By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America   In spite of living in a creation with beautiful, gifted, and loving people, bad things happen.  Of co…
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Aug
19
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by Jack Mortenson It was just a little over ten years ago that Mary accepted the reins of PCA from Founder and Pastor Ed Nesselhuff. Mary had worked for PCA (Ed) for two years as his assistant and "G…
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Aug
06
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What’s In a Name? By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America “That’s Mary Seeklander.  She grew up in this church.”  Those were among the sweetest words I heard on a rece…
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Jul
29
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by Eric Sponheim, former board member Saying “I’ll pray for you” is an often-expressed response to others’ cares and concerns. By itself, the statement may mean a lot or a little. Coming from a poli…
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Jul
22
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by Rev. Rick Admiraal, pastor of New Life Prison Community, Newton, Iowa A massive youth gathering took place in Houston, Texas from June 27 to July 1.  Even though we're not as young as we used to b…
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Jul
15
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by Rev. John Harrison, board member As I minister to people who have served their time in prison and are returning to the outside world, the strongest pastoral connections often begin with the hard-n…
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Jul
02
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Freedom By Mary Mortenson, Director of Prison Congregations of America  I miss my mom. She was born on the 4th of July, and she died in 1984 about ten days after her 70th birthday.  I always assumed…
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Jun
30
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by Eric Sponheim, former board member “Ordinary Time” is a peculiar church phrase. Formally, it refers to the long series of numbered Sundays after Pentecost. From late May or early June until the A…
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Jun
24
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by Rev. Paul Stone, pastor of the Church of the Damascus Road, Rockwell City and Fort Dodge, Iowa I am nearly 70 years of age. And I have had a change of heart. For that I thank God. Fifteen years a…
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