Integrity

Integrity is where it all starts and encompasses every realm of our lives.  The dictionary defines integrity as “entire, the unimpaired state, particularly of the mind; completeness; moral soundness, purity, incorruptness, uprightness; honest, and whole.” This is quite a goal in corrections work. Valuables are often locked up securely or kept in a secret place. […]

A Corrections Christmas Day

The family gathers round They are missing you most But they understand your duty And the importance of your post   Thank you for your faithfulness At your station this Christmas Day I want to express my gratefulness But it’s more than mere words can say   There is no one to pass the turkey […]

If These Gloves Could Talk

  If these gloves could talk they would break the silence revealing the things we’ve touched and handled that we don’t want to speak of yet are imbedded in our minds.  Seeing and hearing what we see and hear affects us, but there is an additional effect when “hands on” must come into play.   […]

Tactical Triumph

Escape is not retreat. Rather, escape is a tactical move that allows you to get back into the fight. The reason you work to escape is so you can come back to fight again; it enables you to get repositioned for engaging. As corrections officers, we have temptations that are somewhat universal for our profession, […]

Positioned for Growth in the Corrections Environment

Our service in corrections is carried out in a harsh environment.  As an officer, so much of our time is spent in this place of isolation, where we are often short-staffed, and without the encouragement of someone one coming to minister to us.  Consider with me that we can grow even here in this place, […]

Headed for the Brow of the City of Corrections

Headed for the Brow of the City of Corrections As we walk and work in the city of corrections, I see some parallels for application from Luke 4:16-30 in which Jesus was led to the brow of the city.  It is a curiosity to me, but He allowed them to lead Him a high point […]

Wonders in the Sea of Corrections

Psalm 107:23-31 “They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; these see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.  For he commandeth, and riseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.  They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to […]

December 2016 Newsletter

November passed with a total of 352 Bibles being placed into the hands of correctional officers in twelve different states! Thank you for your investment in the lives of men and women who put their lives on the line, every time they go on duty. In a realm where little or no encouragement of any […]

March 2016 Newsletter

March 5, 2016 Dear Supporting Friends, Would it thrill you to know you had a part in getting a copy of God’s Word in the hands of 724 Correctional Officers during the month of February? Thank you for your faithful support! This could not happen without you. The new shipment of 2,000 Bibles arrived last […]