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Dec
10
By Rick Admiraal, pastor of New Life Prison Church, Newton, Iowa I remember attending Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The experience became a process for me of being changed i…
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Dec
05
“We Wait, But We Don’t Control” By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America I am pleased to have been raised in a liturgical faith tradition, in which the seasons of the c…
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Nov
06
“Prayers of the Heart” By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, PCA  As you can imagine, a lot of praying goes on in a prison congregation.  Just like ones on the outside, the community gathers in pra…
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Oct
31
By Eric Sponheim, former board member The fault was mine. I had glanced through the release form for visitors to the prison too quickly before signing it. As a result, I ran into an issue when I tri…
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Oct
14
by Pamela Deacon-Joyner, board member As Mary always says, “I LOVE MY JOB!” There is no one quite like Mary Mortenson! She has served the Lord, Prison Congregations of America, the PCA pastors, inma…
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Oct
08
Seasons By Mary Mortenson, Director, Prison Congregations of America  Ah, the seasons: winter, spring, summer and election.  This month we are inundated with campaign ads – many of them produced to …
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Sep
29
by Rev. Steve Peterson, former board president I was in Kalispell, Montana a number of years ago for the wedding of a nephew.  The wedding had successfully and beautifully taken place on the shores o…
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Sep
23
by Pastor Rick Admiraal, New Life Prison Community, Newton, Iowa In one of their catchy ad campaigns, Southwest airlines famously asks us this question: "Wanna Get Away?"  Those attending Prison Cong…
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Sep
11
  Fall By Pamela Deacon-Joyner, PCA Board Member   Yesterday while driving home through the country I kept noticing caterpillar nests in the trees; this can be good or bad depending on how you loo…
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Sep
04
When Bad Things Happen By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America   In spite of living in a creation with beautiful, gifted, and loving people, bad things happen.  Of co…
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