Category Archives: Church

To Take Advantage of the Prisoner Caste: Despicable

We find people who do what we do but apparently do it for profit. They will take in parolees and probationers, but they require the Reentry Citizen to surrender their WIC card, their benefits and to work for the site owner. This is not the appopriate way to help a person reenter society. It isContinue Reading

Vote

Do you vote? I belong to that generation (Boomers, Busters, whatever you want to call us) that shows up to vote. I vote in every election. I vote early because I do not like lines but if I have to wait in line to vote, I will wait in line to vote. President to dogContinue Reading

Frustration

Frustration is what occurs when you think you will get a symphony sound blowing hard through a hollow reed. In my last post the one about Our Ministry I suggested people pray for us because, as I wrote, This is a hard work.” One or two have suggested what we do is not hard work.Continue Reading

Our Ministry

At Chains of Grace Ministry, we provide re-entry supervision and services for men and women who are coming out of terms of incarceration. We are a Christ-centered, privately financed, non-profit charitable group. Our helps include affordable, safe housing, document retrieval, food, transportation, job placement, counseling, spiritual growth and worship services. We have a very, veryContinue Reading

My Day is Not My Day…

Today I had a plan. Plans are important. I guess they are useless, however. I got to my coffee shop with a plan in mind. All the things I wanted to do were good things. A young man I do not know came over, held out his hand, and said, “i need to talk toContinue Reading

Sunday Night Baptisms-Chains of Grace Ministries

Sunday Evening\ September 2, 2018 at 3958 J Rendon Road in Burleson, Texas we will baptize. First, we will eat food prepared by a Master Chef Dinner from 4 to 5:30 PM Then we will sing inside in air-conditioned comfort and we will preach ( I will) on Romans 13:1-7 because we (I) have beenContinue Reading

Sunday Evening, 2 September, 2018

We will baptize two young women on Sunday evening. Natalie and Windy came to us from some jail somewhere. We do not have a baptistry so we bought a trough. I suppose if a manger was good enough for a crib for the Boss, a steel trough will do for our girls. We love themContinue Reading

My Sad Stuff

Whatever can happen to anyone else can apparently happen to me. This is a revelation an apocalypse a mysterium I should have uncovered some time ago.   Like Aeschylus I discovered the unbidden tears. I think he meant the kind of tears that wrack you with sobbing at unexpected moments.   This morning a pastorContinue Reading

Bathsheba

Reread the story today King David and Bathsheba. Bathsheba does not get a title. Maybe the Old Testament of the Holy Bible should be interpreted from a feminine view point. Where is the outrage for how she is treated? So many unanswered questions Did Bathsheba get a day in court? The writer does not seemContinue Reading

A Tired Walker, a Hot Day, A Dirt Road

He was bent or so it looked to me. He was old or so it seemed to me. I passed him easily. I was young. He looked down at the dirt road. He did not look up at me even after I got by him. I know he did not look at me even afterContinue Reading