Posts Tagged With: Kairos Prison Ministry

Today’s find: Beggars

I didn’t catch Dennis’ last name. And he didn’t even ask mine.

Even so, there Dennis was, on duty, at 7:40 AM…to open up and welcome me (plus about 35 other strangers) into the Fellowship Hall of the Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Chester yesterday.

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Today’s find: Dominion

Didn’t realize it at the time, but I actually got to celebrate the feast of Christ the King a little early this year.

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Today’s find: Cornucopia

There’s nothing quite like doing a short stretch in prison…to sharpen one’s desire to give thanks.

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Today’s find: Outrageous

First-time team members typically find the request shocking: We ask everyone who serves on team to round up 40 dozen homemade cookies, all to be shared with residents and staffers during our Kairos Prison Ministry weekend retreat.

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Today’s find: Innermost Cell

Eight armored doors. That’s what stood between our incarcerated brothers and freedom…when we presented a Kairos Weekend to them at a supermax prison in 2012. Those eight doors, plus an ever-jangling assortment of handcuffs and leg-irons.

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Today’s find: Community

The first thing I noticed, as our Kairos Weekend began inside the prison last week, were the guys who didn’t show. Continue reading

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Today’s find: Hunger

Sure: I’ve seen the ‘multiplication’ miracle happen on more than one occasion, but it never gets old.

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Today’s find: Flu

As flu bugs go, my bout this past week was decidedly on the mild side.

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Today’s find: SEG

There were lessons aplenty to be learned during Kairos #13 at Menard this past weekend.

Inside the prison…and out…as it happened.

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Today’s find: Weedless

The beautiful flower bed saddened me enormously…and instantaneously.

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