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May
29
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by Eric Sponheim, former board member Waiting is hard. You may be waiting for the healing of a relationship or of an illness. You may be waiting to finally get a new job or for your life to change i…
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May
21
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by Pamela Deacon-Joyner, PCA Board Member The devotional book God Calling has blessed many Christians and non-Christians since its publication in 1930. In 1985 my mother had just died an unexpected d…
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May
14
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By Rev. Diane Harrison, Grace Place UMC inside the walls of the Tennessee Women's Prison Happy Mother’s Day!  As this Mother’s Day has approached I have heard it over and over.  When I was asked to w…
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May
08
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By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America One spring a few years ago, my husband Jack and I noticed a beautiful little yellow bird in the tree outside of our kitchen wind…
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May
01
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by Sarah Estes, PCA Board Member When you walk into South Dakota State Penitentiary it’s like walking into any other prison.  Get a pat down, grab a body alarm, walk through two heavy metal doors tha…
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Apr
24
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By Rev. Margaret O'Neal, friend of PCA 23 After they had been severely flogged, [Paul and Silas] were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. 24 When he received the…
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Apr
15
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By Mary Mortenson, Director Prison Congregations of America “Then they remembered his words.” This is verse 8 of Luke 24.  The women who had come to the tomb to minister to a body, were met instead w…
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Apr
09
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By Gloria Gurwell, PCA Board Member We have just finished our last Lenten service at American Lutheran Church in Sun City, AZ.  We have been using the Holden service.  I think it is an evening prayer…
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Apr
03
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By Mary Mortenson, Executive Director, Prison Congregations of America A couple of years ago, I had a vision of how beautiful our little front yard would look with dozens of crocus blossoms, bravely …
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Mar
26
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By Rev. Norm Arnold, pastor at Living Stones, inside the walls of the Washington State Prison for men in Shelton, WA You are the light of the world… Mt. 5:14 There is always a backstory to how peopl…
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