John 15:20-21 “Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me.”
Dear Readers, Greetings. May God’s blessings, peace, joy, love and grace be ever upon you, my beautiful brothers and sisters. As always, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Being persecuted is part of being a Christian. Sadly, it is increasingly becoming part of being an American as well. Paul warned us in 2nd Timothy 3:12, “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” Once again, this site is under attack, my brothers and sisters. Once again, the attorney general of the State of Maine, as well as the D.O.C. [Department of Corrections] are trying to stop me from spreading the gospel and speaking about my Lord. Once again, they are trying to prevent myself and others from writing about our personal experiences and treatment. Once again, they are trying to bury the truth. The honest fact of the matter is, the State of Maine has a largely corrupt justice system. I would not say that it is entirely corrupt. However, corruption runs rampant within the police departments, courts, attorney general’s office, district attorney’s offices and even parts of the political factions. That’s the truth and they do not want you to know it. This situation is not only taking place in the State of Maine, but is nationwide. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the truth and they don’t – want – you – to – know – it. The “powers that be” are eroding the moral fabric of this country. They are making immorality the new norm. You see, by doing so, they in turn justify their own behavior. They are trying to create an over-medicated, fearful and complacent society. They want our minds to be malleable and pliant to their will, not God’s. That is the truth and they – don’t – want – you – to – know – it. If we are not careful, we will eventually lose all of our freedoms. Take a look around you, folks. I am not a kook. People are being jailed and fined for expressing their religious beliefs. They are ever encroaching and infringing on our constitutional rights. (more…)
Mark 10:43-45 “Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Dear Readers, Blessings, peace, love and joy unto you, my brothers and sisters. Not many people enjoy hard labor or what they consider menial work. I used to be one of those people. Sure, I always worked hard, like I was taught by my earthly father; but I seldom enjoyed it. I always worked my way up to management. The work was still hard, but mostly mentally so, unless someone called in sick or the business was booming. At that point, I would have to jump in and get my hands dirty. I always liked working, but I never stopped to really appreciate my labor.
As you know, I am in solitary confinement. Today is my 82nd day. When you exhibit good behavior, you can volunteer to work. Of course, there is no pay involved at all. If you have a release date someday, you can earn one day per month off your sentence. I have three life sentences, so without winning my appeal, I will more than likely die in prison. Thus, good time is meaningless to me. Still, a week ago, I volunteered to come out and clean. Only three of us, out of fifty men, ever volunteer. Everyone else is either not allowed due to their behavior or they feel that cleaning showers and floors is beneath them. A wonderful thing happened while I was cleaning. I found joy, meaning and purpose in it. Praise God! It felt so good that I asked the guards if I could scrub the floors with a brush before I mopped. The floors were a mess. Often times, the men throw food, condiments, paper and even urine out of their doors. They do so out of anger and frustration. (more…)
Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Dear Readers, It is easy to feel lonely in this world. Some of us may go through times of despair when we feel no one cares about us. I have been there before; before I was saved. You get the feeling of being lost, and you feel down and out. That is the devil doing that to you. He wants us to feel disconnected from love. It makes it easier for him to lead us astray. I was put in solitary confinement the first time two years ago, but I was never alone. I had Jesus with me. Once they gave me a bible, I was all set. I had everything I needed. I had never in my life been so isolated from the physical world before. Yet spiritually, I had never felt better. [until recently] God is so awesome. Praise His Name! Hallelujah! In our darkest hours, on our coldest nights, no matter how great the adversity we face; Jesus is there with us. (more…)
John 15:5 “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”
Dear Readers, Greetings and salutations to you, my brothers and sisters. May the God of peace and love be ever present in your life. As always, my love and prayers are with you. Yesterday I was pondering the meaning of life. The Lord our God has revealed to me the meaning of life in this world and even the ultimate meaning in the next. It is no secret. He reveals it all to those who read scripture; those whom seek knowledge, meaning and wisdom. As I meditated, prayed and pondered the meaning of life and what it means to mankind, I could not help but realize how many people feel life is meaningless. There are many more who have been misdirected or misguided. Some pray to false gods. Others worship money, power and instant gratification in the form of sex, drugs, material luxury or even violence. They are driven only by lust. This is why our world is so sick. It is maddening to me because so few of us realize what the truth is.
I am currently surrounded by men who lack meaning. I pray to my Lord often to help me to help them. “Give me the strength, Lord.”, I pray. “Open their ears and soften their hearts, please, Father.”, I beg. Yea, though I know that more souls will be lost than gained, still I continue to do my best to lead people to the path of salvation. For that is my purpose; That is my meaning here on earth. (more…)
I Peter 1:3-7 “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,”
Dear Readers, How many times have you found yourself asking, “Why me, God?” Now, that question is a double-sided coin. You see, sometimes we ask that question out of gratitude and that is the only time we should. It’s okay to ask that question if we are doing so with praise. For instance, if we receive some wonderful blessing – of course, all blessings are wonderful – and we say “God, thank you Father; but why me, Lord? I am not worthy.” That’s proper. That is being humble. Now, on the flip side of that coin, there are the times when we face great trials and during those times we say, “God, why me? What did I do to You to deserve this?” When you put it in that context, you’re not being humble. You’re being haughty and prideful. When we feel that way, we need to ask ourselves, “Why not me?” (more…)