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Words Matter!

Words matter! They contribute to shame. Shame can propagate unhealthy behavior. It inhibits healthy growth and transformation. We who serve prison congregations strive to bring the light of Christ that offers mercy, forgiveness and the promise of new b…
by Rev. Terry Schjang, New Beginnings Worshipping Community, Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, Denver, Colorado  As I stood on the west steps of the capital building in Den… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/08/words-matter/

Holy Rehabilitation!

..."Only God can put those pieces back together, only God can heal a broken, wounded heart, only God truly rehabilitates. But as the church (inside and out) we get to be instruments of that healing. Healing comes as we gather as a church and pass the pea…
By Rev. Diane Harrison, Grace Place UMC inside the Tennessee women's correctional facility   This spring we were told that all the women at the prison where my congregation,… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/06/holy-rehabilitation/