Posts Tagged With: Kairos Prison Ministry

Today’s find: Matriarch

It tickled me to see how joyfully The Matriarch held court at her 92nd birthday celebration yesterday.

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Today’s find: Anam Cara, farewell

There were 232 email addresses on the initial distribution list, but mine didn’t make the cut. Instead, I learned of my dear friend’s death only when the message was forwarded to me by one of the original 232.

So I guess it would be fair to ask, just how “dear” a friend was Fran?

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Today’s find: Fertile ground

It wasn’t a flash mob, exactly…but I had to wonder what the locals thought as they strolled by Ss. Peter & Paul parish in downtown Waterloo, IL last evening.

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Today’s find: Neighbor

Is it enough?

The question popped briefly into my consciousness yesterday, as we spent some time ministering inside the prison.

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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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