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The Groundhog's Shadow

The shepherds, the first people to hear the news, heard it in community!
By Eric Sponheim, former board member In American life, Groundhog Day ranks with Super Bowl Sunday as a midwinter right of passage.  This year, the two occasions are in close a… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2018/01/candelmas-community/

Hope For the Hopeless

I asked the men to finish this sentence, “It is hard for me to forgive when……”. Several of the men said they were unable to forgive themselves. They are living with the oppressive burden of shame, guilt and lack of peace in their lives.
by Wayne Gallipo, PCA Board Member At a recent worship service at St. Dysmas Lutheran Church inside the walls of the South Dakota State Penitentiary I asked the men to finish t… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2018/01/hope-hopeless1/

Building Relationships

Relationships are what PCA is about.
by Chris Flohr, PCA Board Member The December/January 2018 issue of Reader’s Digest has an article written by Daniel A. Gross entitled The Prisoner and the Encyclopedia Editor.… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2018/01/building-relationships1/

Building Relationships

Relationships are what PCA is about.
by Chris Flohr, PCA Board Member.  The December/January 2018 issue of Reader’s digest has an article written by Daniel A. Gross entitled The Prisoner and the Encyclopedia Edito… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2018/01/building-relationships/

A Different Resolution

Resolutions take dedication, determination, tenacity. They aren’t easy.
by Sarah Estes, PCA Board Member Every year at the end of December I purchase a new notebook. When I was younger I did this with the intention to keep a journal filled with int… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2018/01/different-resolution/

Color

Wherever we are, acceptance, forgiveness, patience, respect, and love can make the place a bit more beautiful than we found it.
By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America I am old enough to remember when television shows were advertised as being “in living color!”  Just a few… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2018/01/color/