Become A Weary-Wart

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So I keep a journal of my proceedings of my days here in the fires of affliction. I may have mentioned it, but I am not a good journal keeper. Procrastination and journal writing don’t mix. Nevertheless, I started writing one page a day, on the very first day I came to prison, and I’ll be darned if I’m going to stop now after all …

I’d Take It All Back Just To [Hug] You!

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This week I have learned how much our Savior Jesus Christ loves each and every one of us. But I fear that the biggest problem with our world today is that very few can say the same. His Atonement for our eternal souls was and is the greatest act of love that has ever existed. Right? We have heard that all of our lives, though, …

Honor Grade: The Great Plan of Suffering

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In my last post I explained to you all the recent events occurring in my life. I am at the mercy of God, and in miraculous ways He has allowed me a promotion in prison that I otherwise shouldn’t have been given. Yet here I am, wearing green pants inside a minimum security prison. This is every prisoners “dream.” In fact, I forgot to mention …

Green Clothes

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I must say, the past couple weeks have been pretty crazy. Such is life as a prisoner. I really don’t know where to begin? I guess for starters, I am no longer at Harnett Correctional working construction. You’ll never guess where I am now! I chuckle thinking about the implausibility of everything. It took me a days’ worth being handed off from prison bus to …

“When In Prison, Do As the Prisoners Do”

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Last week I wrote about the heavenly vernacular. Today I want to share a little bit about prison talk. There is no other place on earth like prison. It has its own nuances, language, economy, caste system, traditions and rules. I’ll try to give you some examples. Our currency is postage stamps or “flags” as commonly known in prison. The price of each stamp differs …

The Language of the Elohim

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To facilitate my own personal study of the words and teachings of the leaders of the church, I’ve been taking a single talk a week from the last General Conference and dissecting it thoroughly. It has cause me to go slower than I normally would, as I have tried to squeeze out every last morsel of vitalizing nutrition. This past week I had the pleasure …

Hic Sunt Leones (Here Be Lions)

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As I sat down to pray about what I should write, a million ideas crowded my mind acquiescing for my attention. All felt too ripe for the mood I’m in. A small bat of depression has come over me lately. The likes I don’t actually understand. Depression hasn’t been a big side effect of my life…thank goodness. So to acquire a mutual declaration that my …

Dopamine Drop!!

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I am going to attempt to get a little scientific today. Before I even begin though, I must say, I really have no factual basis, or raw data behind anything to prove my hypothesis, because, well, science was always my weakest subject. So take this post with a grain of salt. I do ask, however, that you be open-minded. In fact, I am a big …

Plowing All My Fears

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There is a guy I work with that keeps trying to seriously injure me, or maybe he’s trying to kill me, I can’t really tell. He is one of our heavy machinery operators. Don’t call him a “driver” though.  He gets really provoked when you call him that. I learned that the hard way. He is extremely adamant that he is an “operator,” so much …