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God is Calling Us

The devotional book God Calling has blessed many Christians and non-Christians since its publication in 1930. In 1985 my mother had just died an unexpected death at age 60 and, as I looked through her bookcase for anything that might have inspired her, I …
by Pamela Deacon-Joyner, PCA Board Member The devotional book God Calling has blessed many Christians and non-Christians since its publication in 1930. In 1985 my mother had ju… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/05/god-calling-us/

Mother's Day: A Perspective from Prison

There are so many wounded adult children in this world who have never known the love from a mother that God intends for all children to feel. What a painful day it must be for so many incarcerated people who have never known what is was like to have a mo…
By Rev. Diane Harrison, Grace Place UMC inside the walls of the Tennessee Women's Prison Happy Mother’s Day!  As this Mother’s Day has approached I have heard it over and over.… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/05/mothers-day-perspective-prison/

Plans

For the ministry of PCA, we plan, we work, we negotiate and we educate, and we think things are flowing along as planned when all of a sudden there is a delay in the prison or in the sponsoring denomination. These are reminders that while we are called to…
By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America One spring a few years ago, my husband Jack and I noticed a beautiful little yellow bird in the tree outs… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/05/plans/

Into the Light

The question has been posed to me many times, “Why volunteer in prison?” As if I’m wasting my time and energy on people who are unworthy. My answer is always the same. It is because I find God in prison, in the face of every person I’ve had the privileg…
by Sarah Estes, PCA Board Member When you walk into South Dakota State Penitentiary it’s like walking into any other prison.  Get a pat down, grab a body alarm, walk through tw… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2017/05/light/