Just for Mentors: APRIL

Just for Mentors: APRIL In this month’s Just for Mentors, Doug illustrates the darkness and suffering that many of our students face in prison. He encourages us to be active in drowning out Satan’s darkness with the light of Christ. As mentors and...
Good Friday Reflections: We Are All Barabbas

Good Friday Reflections: We Are All Barabbas

(Crossroads student artist: John C., Texas) This Friday, as we near the end of Holy week and ponder the familiar story of Jesus’ road to His crucifixion and resurrection, I find myself pausing to reflect again on one of the many people Jesus crossed paths with on the...
Behind Bars Waiting for Trial

Behind Bars Waiting for Trial

On any given day in America, over 555,000 people sit in pretrial detention. They are housed in local jails because they can’t afford to pay the bail that has been set for their release. The median bail for felonies is $10,000, which is the equivalent of eight months...
‘I knew it was God talking to my heart’

‘I knew it was God talking to my heart’

Some people point to a direct encounter with God, a meaningful event or a rock-bottom low as the beginning of their spiritual journey. Jason’s began when he found a small piece of paper on the floor of his jail cell. Jason had grown up in a nonreligious family. “I...
From House of Cards to House on the Rock

From House of Cards to House on the Rock

By Ellie Wayner Crossroads Intern Bryan lived most of his life trying to be the “good Christian” but living another life in the shadows. Until 2009, when Bryan was arrested and his life was exposed for what it was – flimsy and fragile. “My house of cards...
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