Monthly Archives: July 2016

Letters to Heaven: The Last Prison Letter, Mom

(Author’s Note: This article was originally posted in The Oakdale Chronicles on April 25, 2014 while I was still incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Oakdale, Louisiana) Dear Mom, It has been some time since I last wrote you. … Continue reading

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In Search of Significance

(Author’s Note: This article was originally posted in The Oakdale Chronicles on February 23, 2013 while I was still incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Oakdale, Louisiana) While there have certainly been very significant moments throughout my life, one … Continue reading

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A Belated Toast to Freedom

(Author’s Note: This article was originally posted in The Oakdale Chronicles on July 2, 2013 while I was still incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Oakdale, Louisiana, and although it is a couple of weeks late as an article, … Continue reading

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With Eyes Wide Open

(Author’s Note: This article was originally posted in The Oakdale Chronicles on August 24, 2013 while I was still incarcerated at the Federal Correctional Institution in Oakdale, Louisiana) “Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of … Continue reading

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July 14

Today is… a great day to enjoy God’s gift of music. “Speak to one another with Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.”  Ephesians 5:19 NIV The Bible is full of references … Continue reading

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July 13

Today is… a fine day to equip ourselves to do God’s work. “God uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work.”  2 Timothy 3:17 NLT Professional football players would not think of going out onto … Continue reading

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July 12

Today is… a fantastic day to think about our reflection. “Sometimes it praises our Lord and Father, and sometimes it curses those who have been made in the image of God.”  James 3:9 NLT Most of us know someone who … Continue reading

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July 11

Today is… a good day to put God first. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  Matthew 6:33 NIV Putting God first does not mean that we are … Continue reading

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July 10

Today is… a wonderful day to think about how to get even. “And don’t say, ‘Now I can pay them back for what they have done to me!  I’ll get even with them!’”  Proverbs 24:29 NLT We all know, from … Continue reading

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July 9

Today is… the ideal day to remind ourselves that it is not polite to point. “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because … Continue reading

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