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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/

Unlikely Christmas Caring

We know, said our incarcerated women... We know firsthand how the holidays intensify feelings of loss and separation. We know this season of Christmas will be particularly difficult for officers in these departments who are still mourning the loss of coll…
by Rev. Lee Schott, pastor for Women at the Well, inside the walls of the Iowa Correctional Facility for Women in Ankeny, IA. Over the next few days, 52 police chiefs in 52 pol… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/12/unlikely-christian-caring/

The Little Carherd

Those of us who go into prison week after week are the lucky few who get see the light of God inside the darkest of places. We go forth after the broken and lost and sometimes, most times, we are the ones who come back changed.
by Sarah Estes, PCA Board Member My five-year-old son has hundreds of cars. He has Matchbox cars, Hot Wheels, cheap plastic cars from the quarter machines outside of grocer… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/09/little-carherd/

The Simplest Gifts

In a time in which many are desperate to tell their story, to be heard, particularly those men and women in prison and jails, our ears are the gift because they connect to our hearts, hearts that have been tenderized by life and the compassion that comes …
Rev. Scott Jamieson, Church Of Another Chance, inside the Men's jail in Nashville, TN In our competitive world, where being the best is a symbol of worthiness, and being less tha… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/09/simplest-gifts/