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Ah...Lent

I confess that for years, I really didn’t like Lent with all its somberness and minor chorded music. I would be impatient with the season, because I knew the rest of the story and just wanted to run with those other Marys to the empty tomb. Then a few y…
By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America For the liturgical types in our midst, we are soon in the season of Lent, that time of introspection and … http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/02/ahlent/

We Are Living Stones

Do you know what living stones are? It is the priesthood of all believers, whose faith is in Christ, the chief corner stone,and who then work together to spread the gospel. We are living stones. We are the body of Christ. Many people and many congregati…
By Margaret O'Neal, Lakewood, Washington It was on September 10 of last year that the Living Stones Congregation at the Washington Correction Center in Shelton celebrated its 1… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/02/we-are-living-stones/

Rachel Kurtz to Sing for PCA

Rachel Kurtz is an incredible singer/songwriter from Minneapolis, with a beautiful voice and an amazing story. Rachel shares personal testimonies of tragedy and triumph with a vulnerability that captivates her audience. Her song “Make A Difference,” unve…
By Julie Thomas, Administrative Assistant, Prison Congregations of America A year and a half ago, Mary Mortenson and I were privileged to attend a conference in Minneapolis cal… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/02/rachel-kurtz-sing-pca/

My Special Valentine

God knows that everyone deserves God’s love. As children of God, we don’t get to pick and chose who is worthy. I am so blessed to work with a population that is all too often seen as unlovely and unlovable. I get to join others in telling them that the…
By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America When I was in grade school, in anticipation of the annual Valentine’s Day party, we had to design and dec… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/02/my-special-valentine/