Mother's Day Inside-The Arrival

Mother's Day in Illinois Department of Corrections

I hadn't been inside of an Illinois prison since the February 2020. It was a month before the pandemic hit and the world started shutting down. We had just done our annual black…

If It's Love


Stevie Wonder wrote a classic song called, "These Three Words". The song was sharing how the words of "I Love You" are pure and simple. Society has taken those words and distorted what it means. Love defined by God is…

Going Back Inside

It had been 2 years since I had been inside a prison, and that's unusual. For the last 12 years, I have been inside a prison at least once a month. I never imagined a worldwide virus would be the…

Pieces to the Puzzle

Life is a series of puzzle pieces that lead you to the full picture. As you look at this picture here, you can imagine it being broken down into several different pieces. What you would not know is the beauty…

NEW BEGINNINGS 8 on 8

8 on 8- That's right, it's the 8th month and it is New Beginnings, New Creation, New Order. In case you didn't know, this is the meaning of the number 8. I love to learn the biblical meanings of…

Navigating Through 2021


Navigating Through 2021

Were you like majority of people throughout the world, ready for 2020 to be over with? With the excitement of a new year, anticipating a reset.  In our traditions many made New Year’s resolutions, set goals, and…

It's Bigger than the Virus

Did you ever believe you would live to see something of this magnitude? Well, I never thought I would experience a plague or famine in the land. I had someone say to me on Facebook that we don't have a…

Write The Vision!

Write the Vision. You probably have heard this several times throughout your adult life. And you've mostly heard it quoted by a preacher, referring to Habakkuk 2:2. I can honestly say, I never heard that phrase as a kid "write…

2020 Vision Prison Tour: Day 4

Well it's the last day of the tour, I can't believe how fast it went. 3 Prisons,so we will get back to the hotel late. Lobby call again was at 7:15am, our first event was at 8:30am. We arrived at…

2020 Vision Prison Tour Day 3

Our lobby call was at 7:30am, and we had 3 prisons to do. We began at Vandalia Correctional in Vandalia, Illinois. We had a smooth time getting through security. The Chaplain was a nice cool young lady, her brother lives…