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Monthly Archives: June 2021

The Storm – Gabriel McCullum

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“The Storm”
By Gabriel McCullum
Parnall Correctional Facility, Jackson, MI

Hello saints of God. This is my first time writing and as embarrassing as it is, it’s also just as much of a great and blessed opportunity. I’m currently incarcerated within the Michigan DOC. It’s bad because I feel I was railroaded by our criminal justice system and for safe-keeping and out of fear, I took a plea deal.

It’s great because I’m learning how to trust God even more, something I didn’t know how to do quite well prior to coming to prison for the first time. In addition to that, I noticed that when the disciples were at sea and a storm had occurred, if you thought the storm occurring was bad, the next part of the text states, the water of the storm had started filling in the boat.

Thought of the day: What do you do, not only when a storm occurs, but when the storm starts getting inside of you? I have really learned that the Bible must come alive in us; be living examples; you know – testimony.

It’s important that we learn through experience to be effective and efficient for God’s kingdom and work. Therefore, i have really begun to not only call on the name of the Lord even more, but, since I have been incarcerated for two years now, Romans 8:28 has become very important to me, my healing, my deliverance, my trust and dependency in and with God.

Living God’s Way, Day By Day – Todd Ender

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“Living God’s Way, Day By Day”
By Todd Ender
Oaks Correctional Facility, Manistee, MI

  1. Keep your word. Be honest.
  2. Be a Person of excellence. Follow the Golden Rule. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
  3. Be careful about judging.
  4. Be quick to forgive.
  5. Don’t let the sun go down on your anger.
  6. Be the first one to say sorry.
  7. Just agree not to fight, or just be quiet.
  8. Believe the best, not the worst in people.
  9. Make every day the happiest, no matter the situation.
  10. Every day tell yourself you’re going to be at peace, joy, and smile and laugh as much as your heart can take. When you’re getting down, tell yourself God wants you to laugh and smile to enjoy life.
  11. Pray for strength.
  12. Pray for courage.
  13. You are blessed, don’t forget it.
  14. I am a person of discipline and self-control.
  15. I love God and know there will or might be a time between when you ask God for something. (Have patience) I am a believer.
  16. Plus He might just show you what to do.
  17. Replace negative talk with talk from God.
  18. Care for others and help them when possible.
  19. God says you’re very important.
  20. Pray for peace, and for everyone you know or don’t
    know.

Living God’s Way, Day By Day – Todd Enders

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“Living God’s Way, Day By Day”
By Todd Enders
Oaks Correctional Facility, Manistee, MI

  1. Keep your word. Be Honest.
  2. Be a person of excellence. Follow the Golden Rule. Do
    unto others as you would have them do unto you.
  3. Be careful about judging.
  4. Be quick to forgive.
  5. Don’t let the sun go down on your anger.
  6. Be the first one to say sorry.
  7. Just agree not to fight, or just be quiet.
  8. Believe the best, not the worst in people.
  9. Make every day the happiest, no matter the situation.
  10. Every day tell yourself you’re going to be at peace, joy, and smile and laugh as much as your heart can take. When you’re getting down, tell yourself God wants you to laugh and smile to enjoy life.
  11. Pray for strength.
  12. Pray for courage.
  13. You are blessed, don’t forget it.
  14. I am a person of discipline and self-control.
  15. I love God and know there will or might be a time between when you ask God for something. Have patience. I am a believer.
  16. Plus he might just show you what to do.
  17. Replace negative talk with talk from God.
  18. Care for others and help them when possible.
  19. God says you’re very important.
  20. Pray for peace and for everyone you know or don’t know.

Praise Report – Amy Black

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“Praise Report”
By Amy Black
Huron Valley Correctional Facility, Ypsilanti, MI

I am proud to report that after years – yes, decades – of standing firm on God’s promises and more specifically Habakkuk 1:5, God has indeed done a work in my day that (just as according to this scripture I stood firm on for year after year) I would not believe even though it had been told to me.

I got the opinion from the judge and he ruled in my favor and is going to be resentencing me to a term of years. All praises and glory go directly to God who directs all paths and all decisions.

My prayer now is that I get time served and that I can get on to starting whatever good works God has for me after this prison. Please stand with me in this prayer. I am thankful and honored that your ministry has been behind me this entire time. I will not forget that. Thank you and God bless you abundantly!!

Hopefully my praise report can be an encouragement to you, my fellow brothers and sisters in the struggle, who may at times doubt the blessings God has for your life. Do not give up. If God can bless me (the one prisoner that the administration probably would have never picked to give a second chance to) that just reaffirms the fact the God is Lord of all. Remember that! Follow God in all ways and in all days God will keep you. Through it all He is there always!!

In his humble service.