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Three Factors to a Successful Reentry

One of the most intense feelings of helplessness comes when someone we love goes to prison.  We can see the errors and flaws in them but we love them anyway.  So, we try to help.  But, no matter how hard we try we can't seem to get through to them.  Once out of prison they try for a while but then they go back to their self-destructive behavior.  Most end up going back to prison again and again.   Frustrated, many of us give up but then feel guilty.  Still , some of us keep trying but beat up…

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Be Brave

There are so many people I come across who are stuck in life because they are afraid to deal with pain from the losses they have encountered.  Though pain is definitely something we would all rather not have to deal with, we must if we expect to heal and to move forward in life.

Many do not believe that pain is something they can face and they underestimate their ability to handle it.  In reality sadness, grief and sorrow are God given primary emotions that were meant to be productive and…

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The 3 Necessary Virtues of Freedom

"Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains. One man thinks himself the master of others, but remains more of a slave than they are."  Jean-Jacques Rousseau – The Social contract

Despite having just under 5% of the world’s population (U.S. Census), its’ 2.24 million individuals in prison makes the United States home to nearly 25% of the world’s incarcerated population.  With the highest incarceration rate of any country globally  (World Prison Population List), 6.7 million in the…

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A Reentry Video

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Father's Day 2016

“We have so many young men, especially, who are growing up without their dads. We have to fill that void. We have to do a better job helping young people see what it means to be a man, what it means to be a woman. And then, somehow, we have to put that family structure back together.” --Tony Dungy

I met my father for the first time when I was 12.  I didn’t recognize him but the meeting filled me with so much emotion that it still ranks as one of the most memorable days in the more...

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