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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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Everyone Can Help

1Co 1:26  For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:

Each of us comes from a background of suffering and sin and poverty.  All of us have looked heavenward and asked, “why me, Lord?”  “Why am I poor?  Why do I have these financial problems?  Why can’t I afford a nice car?  Have a good job?  Why do I have marriage troubles, work troubles and strife?  

How many of us have been told that we are...

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Pain

You will never be successful, until you turn pain into greatness.  We all have different chapters in our life as we age, we grow and learn that time waits for no one.  Stop allowing pain to write every new chapter of your life.

Pain is like a time traveler that we allow to ride on are your  shoulder.

Pain is only something you give power to.  By revisiting it, your relive it, remembering all the hurt.  And the pain brings you to tears.  Sadness fills your heart and mind.  I know...

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Testimony of an Ex-Felon

I want to share my testimony with you all and spread the word of God’s will and the blessings that he has bestowed upon me. I am so grateful for the person I have become through the grace of God.  My name is Celia Colon.  

As a teenage mother, I chose the gang life and, as a result, went to prison at the age of 18 for attempted murder and armed robbery.   I lived through it all; abuse, neglect and I saw death first hand. In August of 2000, after 6 and 1/2 years I was released.  I had...

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