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Letters To Death Row

Letter #15

Have you ever gotten up and felt like you just do not have the mental energy or internal strength to face the day ahead? Your mind is at war with itself and your heart has no peace. In some ways you know that you cannot…

Letter #14

We have spoken about many topics and how they relate to God’s Word in the bible. The purpose in taking time to look at these unique connections is to build a solid foundation for understanding our relationship with God. The key word is relationship and…

Letter #13

For some individuals reality is about their apartment, house, cell or the quiet corner off a busy street. They relate their personal reality to the place where they are currently residing. Others see reality as a function of status or wealth, with those at the…

Letter #12

I had made plans to write a bright letter about the blessing of redemption, a sort of encouraging way to look at the precious gift of God, but then I ran into my own sinfulness and the wretchedness of my own condition. I found out…

Letter #11

Every human being has a need to connect with others in some kind of meaningful ways. Those living on death row are not exempt from these feelings, but for these men and women lack of trust may be the essential barrier to communicating with others.…

Letter #10

RECONCILATION Last December I made a list of four topics that I wanted to focus upon in these monthly letters. You have received the first three letters already; rejection, despair and devastation. To me, they appear to be a capsule summary of the way that…

Letter #9

You might have noticed that these monthly letters have been exploring a pattern of situations which impact our lives. We previously spoke of rejection and identified that it is an external force which impacts our lives. We also discussed despair which is largely an internal…

Letter #8

When I sit down to write my letter, I give much thought to the substance of life and those things that make life an experience worth living. That thought process also helps me to clearly see the things that make our lives difficult, hard and…

Letter #7

The holiday season makes its appearance every year offering us the opportunity to revisit the direction that our life has been taking. Many of us slip into the festivities of Christmas and New Years without giving any substantive thought to the time that lies ahead.…

Letter #6

Many of us have had the experience of giving and/or receiving Christmas gifts from those we love, or those to whom we have strong feelings of affection or attachment. It is a wonderful way to remember our loved ones and it serves as a reminder…

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