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Feb
19
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by Steve Peterson, PCA Board Member Many years ago when I was in college, I decided to hitchhike from where I was going to school to another city where I had friends.  It was winter.  I found myself …
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Feb
11
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by Rev. Scott JamiesonChurch Of Another ChanceNashville, Tennessee One pod at a time the men come into the chapel. The chapel is an easy place to find. It’s the only room in the jail where men can ga…
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Feb
06
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By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America I’ve been thinking a lot lately about tradition.  Do you and your families engage in such things?  Maybe it’s a baptismal gown, …
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Jan
28
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By Eric Sponheim, former board member In American life, Groundhog Day ranks with Super Bowl Sunday as a midwinter right of passage.  This year, the two occasions are in close alignment. Groundhog Day…
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Jan
22
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by Wayne Gallipo, PCA Board Member At a recent worship service at St. Dysmas Lutheran Church inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary I asked the men to finish this sentence, “It is ha…
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Jan
15
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by Chris Flohr, PCA Board Member The December/January 2018 issue of Reader’s Digest has an article written by Daniel A. Gross entitled The Prisoner and the Encyclopedia Editor.   It’s a fine story of…
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Jan
10
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by Sarah Estes, PCA Board Member Every year at the end of December I purchase a new notebook. When I was younger I did this with the intention to keep a journal filled with interesting things I saw o…
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Jan
01
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By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America I am old enough to remember when television shows were advertised as being “in living color!”  Just a few weeks ago I was remind…
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Dec
24
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by Rev. John Harrison - PCA Board Member Christmas is a hard time of year for people who don’t get to be with the ones they love. Yet what makes the Christmas promise so profound is that God does not…
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Dec
16
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by Lee A. Schott, Pastor at Women at the Well UMC, at Mitchellville, Iowa   When our inside council meets, a couple of times a month, we open with a question that allows us to hear the voice of ev…
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