December 2018

christmas2018Happy Birthday Jesus! My heartfelt prayers go out to all those who won’t be experiencing a Merry Christmas this year because of fires, hurricanes, floods, shootings and other turmoil.

“So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.” 1

A Welcome Response…

A Christian brother named John wrote again from Pennsylvania, saying:

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November 2018

thanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving! Do you want to be happy this Thanksgiving while celebrating with family and friends? If so, start thanking God for your Salvation in Christ, specifically for your victory through faith over everything that causes stress and anxiety.

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1

A Response from Montana…

My heart goes out to Christopher, who sent me a JOY Christmas card, expressing his battle in life, writing:

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September 2018

autumn forestWelcome! It’s amazing to hear from so many being blessed from around the world. Most are rejoicing because of the testimony, but many are hurt by others and by their own making. The Epistle of James says:

“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you… Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed.” 1

A New York Response…

You may be able to identify with Logan, who wrote from the state of New York, saying,

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July 2018

Washington DCHappy Independence Day! I pray that you are experiencing the freedom found through faith in Jesus Christ over mental, emotional and physical distress upon your life. That you are walking in righteousness, peace, joy and health, because of your daily focus on God’s love and grace. The apostle Paul wrote:

“Finally, dear brothers and sisters, we ask you to pray for us. Pray that the Lord’s message will spread rapidly and be honored wherever it goes, just as when it came to you.” 1 

It’s amazing how those from around the world contact this ministry, such as Blagica from Macedonia, who wrote:

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May 2018

mother s day mediumHappy Memorial Day! I don’t know who you are, but I believe the Lord is going to touch your life as you search this website. I’ve been where you are without hope, but there is a word for those whose heart is open to God.

“…blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.” 1

A Loss of Faith…

You may have a problem with a loss of faith like Bruce in West Virginia, who wrote,

“I stumbled upon your website and decided to write you. I’m not really a religious person. I used to believe in God, but not sure if I do now or not. Should I be worried? Is it wrong for me to question everything?

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March 2018

spring 2017Welcome! Here we are dear ones, a month before the Easter celebration of Christ’s resurrection, examining our lives as Christians in the presence of God. We dare not look upon ourselves in fleshly condemnation without the view of Christ, but rather see ourselves in faith, rejoicing in God’s love and grace.

“Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is in you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.” 1

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January 2018

Newyear2018Happy New Year! I pray that you will have a wonderful new year of visions, dreams, friends, creations and divine manifestations. I’m looking forward to hearing from you to see what our future holds in ministry around the world.

“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 1

Shaken By Christ…

A twenty-eight-year-old brother in Christ named D.J. recently wrote, saying,

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February 2005

funeral-001"Mr. Smith was a man who always clocked in at work on time. He took his job seriously, never missing a day. He always paid his bills on time. He loved his car and was always diligent to change the oil every 3000 miles. His yard was always perfectly manicured. He walked his dog faithfully. He never missed a Sunday at church in all the years we'd known him. He was faithful with his tithes and offerings. He is survived by his wife Betty. They had no children."

How will the eulogy read at your funeral? Will the clergyman talk about all your egocentric exploits, or will he talk of the lives you've touched? What kind of legacy will you leave for others? Will your relatives and friends have anything good to say about you? Or does it really matter, since you will be dead?

What Is "It" That Really Matters?

Many of us take pride in saying, "I don't care what people think!" "It" isn't good to be controlled by the opinions of others, but like "it" or not, "Man is not an island!" We are created to have relationships with others and a big part of healthy relationships is care and concern for one another.

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April 2005

Our goal is to affect the way you see God. We intend to reach the lost, the backslidden, the unchurched and the unproductive, and make them whole through the love of God, thereby launching them into productive, personal service. Our desire is to always have others feel loved, and to help them understand that God loves them.

How Do You See God?

How we see God affects the way we see and react with others. If we see God as creating us in His image, we will value the life of one another. If we perceive God as judgmental and always angry, we will reflect a critical heart. If we know and perceive God as love, we will reflect His love to those around us. Mother Teresa said that the greatest disease of mankind is the absence of love. She hit the nail right on the head.

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June 2005

silktielgThe third Sunday of this month is Father's Day. Years ago, we discovered that in prison Father's Day is not as popular a day. Hallmark sent our chaplain thousand's of free cards for the men, but we couldn't give them away. We discovered that only a few of the men were in contact with their fathers.

Our Father's Promise

The Old Testament ends this way: "Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.1

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August 2005

lily valleyLife doesn't have to be a continual struggle. Jesus said, "Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But be of good courage, because I have overcome the world."1 Jesus died and rose from the dead not only to give us an eternal life, but an abundant life here on earth.

This may sound strange coming from a prisoner like myself, but the secret to living a victorious life is to simply abide, trust and rest in the finished work of Jesus Christ. When Jesus shouted from the cross, "It is finished", I believe he was saying we can stop trying to obtain righteousness through the works of the law, because He established the only way to obtain forgiveness, righteousness and life.

Many of our struggles are with guilt and shame resulting from illicit sex, divorce, abortion or other sinful behavior. There will be consequences, but Jesus shed His blood 2000 years ago to provide forgiveness for all sin; past, present and future. 2He rose from the dead to give us an abundant life, regardless of present circumstances. 3

This morning...

I woke up singing the song: "Everybody ought to know, Everybody ought to know, who Jesus is. He's the lily of the valley. He's the bright and morning star. He's the fairest of ten thousands. Everybody ought to know." I can't get that song out of my mind.

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October 2018

cornfieldHarvest Blessings! Listen, your help is needed in the harvest field. I pray for your boldness to share this site with your friends and family. For there to be a harvest, a seed must be planted in the hearts of your loved ones, plus it needs watering to bring forth fruit.

“The harvest is great, but the workers are few. 38 So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” 1

A Sacramento Response…

It’s always great to hear from someone like Bruce again, with a wonderful praise report, saying,

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August 2018

Welcome! I trust that God has led you to view the site. As you do, please share the testimony with others. You’ll find a new article called “Dead Man Walkin’”, plus other recent updates. It’s my heart’s desire to inspire you with the Good News of Jesus Christ. As the apostle Paul prayed,

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” 1

A Film Producer’s Response…

I’m blessed daily at mail call with praise reports causing jubilation, such as Ian, who wrote:

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June 2018


Happy Father’s Day! My heart and prayers go out to all the fathers who feel they are failures when it comes to parenthood. As you experience God’s love for you, He’ll increase your love towards your children, making it unconditional like His for us.

“And I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ.” 1

Teens for Christ…

Listen to a letter from Jeff in Texas, who is a fine example of a father reaching out to teens in the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC):

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April 2018

cross easterHappy Resurrection Day! The word blessed in the Greek means “Oh how happy!” As Christians, our happiness comes from the blessing of God, not this world. Though our circumstances may be bleak, happiness is internal, exuding from the Spirit through faith in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Psalmist David wrote,

“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the man to whom the Lord shall not impute sin.” 1

A Hollywood Response…

What a blessing to hear from Ryan, who saw my interview on the 700 Club from years ago. He wrote,

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February 2018

valentinesHappy Valentine’s Day! It’s always a real joy to share God’s love with you. The U.S.A., U.K., Canada, Australia, and Brazil were the top five countries from where viewers visited the site last month. We’re humbled by all the praise reports from around the world. The Psalmist David proclaimed,

“That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wondrous works.” 1

A Tattoo Artist Responds…

It amazes me to hear through a couple of letters how the Lord has softened Aaron’s heart from his hardened past. He writes,

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January 2005

blindfolded-peopleAugustine said, "...the heart of man is restless until it finds its rest in Thee." Augustine spoke of a void that every man has in his heart that can only be filled by God. In other words, the search for the meaning of life is endless until our life is filled with the righteousness, peace and joy of the Holy Spirit.

Many people search throughout the Earth trying to find God in sacred artifacts and relics. They become devoted to religious institutions, never obtaining what they are looking for. Salvation, that comes from trusting Christ, is already within easy reach. In fact, the message is close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart." 1

Searching For Answers

For centuries men have continued to search for the Holy Grail. It is defined many ways, but is usually claimed to be the challis Jesus used at the last supper to serve His disciples the night before His death on the cross. Jesus placed importance on the wine in the challis, not the cup itself. He told His disciples that the wine was a symbol of His blood, which was to be given to forgive the sins of many. 2 There has been investigations, which have taken place over many centuries, into the authenticity of Shroud of Turin. It is thought to be the cloth that covered Jesus in the tomb.

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March 2005

easterThe last Sunday in this month is Easter Sunday. The whole body of Christians will be celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. With Mel Gibson's film The Passion of Christ still fresh in our minds, we can't help but remember Christ's suffering at Calvary three days prior to His resurrection.

What Is Your View?

Easter was originally the name of a pagan festival honoring Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of light and spring. At the time of the vernal equinox (the day in the spring when the sun crosses the equator and day and night are of equal length), sacrifices were offered in her honor.

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May 2005

flowers-001On the second Sunday this month, we celebrate Mother's Day. One thing we all share in common is that we have a mother. All of us know the importance of this day. We will either be with her, or hold her close in our hearts and minds. She is our love, no matter what!

Our Mom

It would not be right to not mention Eve, who was the mother of all living. 1 Sometimes we forget about her. Some of us blame her or our own mom for our troubles. The Bible says Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression. 2

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July 2005

teen-cigarettePeople often asked how someone could follow Manson to the extreme I once did? My usual reply is that the crazed Manson we see in interviews is not the person that misled us in the '60s. Things that deceive us often do not appear damaging until later.

Think About It!

The youngster smoking their first cigarette doesn't see it as developing into lung cancer. The alcoholic doesn't see their first drink leading to a life on skid row. Who could have seen those seemingly innocent peaks at pornography leading to divorce? And the person tempted with illicit sex didn't see it leading to unwanted pregnancy or an incurable disease.

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September 2005

wooded-pathOur lives pass in a moment compared to the time we will spend in eternity. It is a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. 1 I pray the Lord will remind you how brief your time on earth is. Your days are numbered, and your life is fleeing away. 2 And just as it is destined that each person dies only once; after that, comes judgment. 3

The Fear of Death

The fear of death is common and one of the reasons Jesus came to die. Because God's people are human beings, made of flesh and blood, Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could He die, and only by dying could He break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could He deliver those who have lived all their lives a slave to the fear of death. 4

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