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Monthly Archives: January 2021

The Place Where It Happened – Gerord Robinson

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“The Place Where It Happened”
By Gerord Robinson
Macomb Correctional Facility, New Haven, MI

It is here where everything changed for me.

I got set down from what was killing me and started doing a lot of thinking and in that thinking I was realizing all the things I took for granted.

This situation has shaken me, it has broken me and has pressed me and that is all right because without that shaking, beating and pressing I wouldn’t be able to walk in my deliverance.

God used this situation to get my attention (man, did He get it).
A whole bunch of crying, complaining, stressing but, through all of this, He was preparing me, strengthening me and cleansing me.

I tell you the truth, if it wasn’t for prison I would be still doing the same thing I was doing before, or maybe even dead. It may sound crazy but I thank God for this, although I hate it.

It was here where He got my attention. It was here where He changed my life and renewed me. It was here where I found who I am and whose I am.

Praise God.

The Salt and the Light – Joseph Jones

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“The Salt and the Light”
Joseph Jones
Newberry Correctional Facility, Newberry, M

A glorious circumstance happened. My younger sister wanted to know the Lord better. I asked her if she wanted to read the Bible with me for the New Year? She gladly accepted but she didn’t have a Bible. So we talked about the different versions and their meanings. I personally study out of an ESV (English Standard Version) but this year I wanted to read a more progressive style Bible. My sister agreed she wanted an easier Bible to read. So we agreed on the NLT (New Living Translation).

As Thanksgiving approached she still hadn’t bought one. Being in here for the past 19 years, not a whole lot I can do, just nag her and hope she finally does it. Then a blessing happened, as some of you know, we were eligible for the COVID stimulus. So for Christmas I was able to purchase the NLT Bible for her.

She just now sent me two pictures of her newly delivered Bible and she has been reading it. Glory to God for all our blessings and opportunities to share His word. Salt and light are what were called to be. I wasn’t always the best brother to her and that is an amends I’m making daily for her. It has taken a long time, 19 years, but better now than never. Right? Our circle of influence is important. Are you that salt that makes it better and preserves it? Are you the light that shines a way to the Lord?

The Stock Market – Raymond L. Carr Jr.

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“The Stock Market”
By Raymond L. Carr Jr.
Lakeland Correctional Facility, Coldwater, MI

At the busy pace of the stock market, the stock exchange is pushed to the limit. This is the place where stocks, bonds, and other securities are bought and sold. Stockholders hold shares and have stock in companies. They can do whatever they wish with their shares. However, they have to be careful that they don’t go into debt or go bankrupt.

In the stock market of life, the spiritual obligations are far greater than any financial obligations that have entered in the balance sheet of a business. You are the stockholder of your own soul, so don’t sell yourself short. Know you are valuable.

And if you feel your life losing value, know you can turn a liability into an asset in Christ Jesus. Give all of yourself to God. God doesn’t want shares of your life, He wants the controlling interest.

Paid In Full – Raymond L. Carr, Jr.

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“Paid In Full”
By Raymond L. Carr, Jr.
Lakeland Correctional Facility, Coldwater, MI

In this thing called life, we work for a wage, and paid in full we would like to be. In this pay scale there are highs and lows. But don’t worry, everyone on this payroll of life will get a check for their wages earned.

Thoughts of getting paid in full fill your mind. Don’t worry your little head, you’re going to get paid. However, know this, the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

The wage is based on how we live this life. Either we are going to be dead to sin and alive to God, or dead as a door knob in sin.

Wages of righteousness is life according to His riches and glory. So, let’s get paid in full, in Jesus’ name.

Romans 6:23