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The Season of Lent

Soon we are entering the season of Lent.  It is a call to ponder our image of Jesus Christ.  Peter’s Confession (Mark 8: 27-34) can lead us in preparation for Easter. Jesus went on with his disciples . . . on the way he asked his disciples,

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Why Do We Go?

One night I asked for prayer requests. The requests were varied – “I’m completing AA this week and I need God’s help to see me through it; my mother is sick and in the hospital and we need to pray for her; I’ve got a job interview

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A Smile of Hope

One day an inmate said to me, “Could I tell you something? I want to thank you for always smiling when you see us. Your kindness has ministered to me multiple times and I wanted to let you know that. You don’t have to say anything, you

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The Freedom of Forgiveness

During the Lenten Season, Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries has been focusing on the theme of forgiveness in all of our worship services at both the prison and the jail. Through the generosity of our donors and supporters, we were able to purchase a copy of Marjorie

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Blessing

One afternoon a couple hours prior to staff meeting, Chaplain Rodney Stilwell tapped me on the shoulder and said “come on let’s go for a visit.” I had no idea where we were going or who we were going to visit. In the car Rodney told me

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An Inmate’s 23rd Psalm

Over the last weeks I have grown sad over the backbiting and finger pointing of our various presidential candidates. Accountability is seldom, responsibility is rare, and forgiveness is nowhere to be found. Wouldn’t it be refreshing to have one candidate say, “I made a mistake back then?

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