Tag Archives: Kairos

Mountaintop experiences and valley duties

This past weekend, I spent some time in New Jersey—first on Long Beach Island and then in the Pine Barrens. It was cloudy and rainy when we walked along the shore, one of those days where the sky and sea … Continue reading

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‘Break every chain, break every chain, break every chain’

You could hear a pin drop at our table at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va. It was chapel time. Six residents and three volunteers sitting in a circle in a prison gym, leaning in to hear one of our Kairos brothers … Continue reading

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Breathing life into the Valley of Dry Bones

“Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live.” – Ezekiel 37:5 My visits to Greensville Correctional Center, Virginia’s largest prison, remind me of one of Ezekiel’s visions. It’s the one in Ezekiel 37 where God restores a … Continue reading

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The power of a handwritten letter

This week I’ve been writing letters to inmates at the Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt, Va. Forty-two handwritten letters to be exact. And I’m not alone. There are about 45 volunteers on our Kairos prison ministry team, and each of us is … Continue reading

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‘Your current circumstance is not your conclusion’

I have written before about my involvement in the Kairos prison ministry program. This past weekend, our team from Northern Virginia spent two days at Greensville Correctional Center in southeastern Virginia. In the prison’s gym where we met was a … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness is tough—especially for someone like me who has always had trouble expressing his feelings. But forgiveness, I’ve discovered, is a wonderfully liberating and healing act. It frees you to move on, to advance to new stages in your life … Continue reading

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‘Things couldn’t be better’

Many years ago, when I first came to Washington to work as a newsletter editor, I got to know my printer’s sales representative pretty well. Don was perpetually chipper. If you asked him how things were going, he would always … Continue reading

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