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Extra/Ordinary Time

Ordinary moments can be infused with an awareness of God’s truly extraordinary love.
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 … http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2018/06/extraordinary-time/

A Change of Heart

In prison ministry, changing lives starts with changing hearts through the grace of God.
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 than… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2018/06/change-heart/

The Call

Embracing our own brokenness opens a space with no limits for mercy and forgiveness.
by Rev. Terry Schjang, pastor of New Beginnings Worshiping Community, Denver Women's Correctional Facility  A call came in at 11:20PM, but I didn’t answer it because of the hour… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2018/06/call/

"I'll Pray For You"

When we say, "I'll pray for you," do we mean it?
“I’ll Pray for You” By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, PCA  “I’ll pray for you.”  I wonder how many times I’ve said that in the last few months.  How about you?  Does it… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2018/06/ill-pray-you2/