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« on: February 05, 2008, 10:50:08 PM »

This morning I was performing in a jail and afterwords one of the men shared a sobering story.  I spoke on finding something in your life worth fighting for, worth crawling through the mud for, in order to be a catalyst for change.

"I'm a career criminal and ran one of the midwest's top 3 chop shops.  I made lots of money, but I wasn't happy.  Then I met my wife and while I worked less and made less money, I was happy.  We eventually realized we wanted to quit the business but before we could we both got arrested on felony accounts and the state put our 3 children in foster care.  While in prison I devoted myself to making myself a real man, quitting a life of crime, and being a good dad and father.  When I was getting released I had everything lined up including a good job, then the state put a restraining order on my wife and I as part of our probation.  As a result, I couldn't get my kids back and everything I had been working for was taken away.  I then started using drugs to hide the pain and know I'm back in here.  How do you change if you have nothing to live for and your light has been taken away?"

I gave him a hug and promised to spend some time with him next week discussing this.  Please pray for him and me.
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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 11:08:57 PM »

Lord, have mercy.

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Holy Father Patrick, thank you for your help!

« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008, 11:20:12 PM »

Lord, have mercy, and have Your hand visit this prisoner and restore hope!

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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2008, 12:27:39 AM »

Lord have mercy.  I pray that he will find hope and strength through God.
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May the Lord bless you and keep you always!

« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2008, 03:04:29 AM »

Lord, have mercy!

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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2008, 04:22:21 PM »

Lord, have mercy!

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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2008, 05:14:25 PM »

Lord have mercy.

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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2008, 05:44:27 PM »

Lord have mercy.


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