Tag Archive | prison ministry

In the Quiet Place

You think the quiet times, the silent times, are hard times–difficult to understand.

You question if you have done something wrong or offended Me.

You feel the loss, the separation, as if you’re apart from Me.

Can you understand–solidify in your heart, that we never part?

Your thoughts must match the Word or they are futile thoughts, unproductive–a waste of time; when I would have you  draw closer to Me.

When it seems as if I AM absent, I cause you to stir.

“As a hart longs for flowing streams, so longs my soul for thee O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me continually, ‘Where is your God?'” Psalms 42:1-3

Come up higher–seek more–drink deeply from a ‘new’ well.

My Grace abounds to you, as you find your ‘new place.’

And yet, you’d thought you had done something wrong; that I had hid My Face from thee. You couldn’t be further from the Truth. The Truth is where I’ll always be. Find the Truth, for I AM, your quiet place in Me . . . Rest in that.

Rest in Me!

“So then, my soul, why would you be depressed? Why would you sink into despair? Just keep hoping and waiting on God, your Savior. For no matter what, I will still sing with praise, for living before his face is my saving grace!” Psalms 42:5 TPT

“So I say to my soul, “Don’t be discouraged. Don’t be disturbed. For I know my God will break through for me.” Then I’ll have plenty of reasons to praise him all over again. Yes, living before his face is my saving grace!” Psalms 42:11 TPT

 

I invite you to click the tab at the top ‘Books for Prisoners’

On this page, you will find that we are in the process of sending out “Comfort in the Challenge” and “His Voice in My Heart” books to prisons, jails and rehabs all over the country. The current total is (3,310) books! Please consider partnering in this mission of bringing the healing and restoring love of God to those hidden from society, but not hidden from the Lord.

We welcome all contributions, big or small. Every effort counts and you will share and have part in setting the captives free. Some may never see the outside of those walls, but they can be free in their hearts; and serve their time in anticipation of an eternity of freedom that no one can take away.

“‘Now I will arise,’ says the Lord, ‘now I will lift myself up; now I will be exalted.” Isaiah 33:10

Below are links to order books for yourself or donate to send books. A project that is bigger than we know, and has only just begun. Thank you for your generosity. Your donation is tax deductible, and will be used entirely for books sent.

Book Order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Prison Book Donation Link: https://www.nationofwomen.com

*Please designate in the comment section (butterfly) that your donation is for the prison books. Thank you!

*You may also visit the Prison Book Project, contact, for further verification of this project, by clicking the link below.

Prison Book Project Link: https://prisonbookproject.org

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

*All proceeds for “Comfort in the Challenge” books purchased, that are not for the book project, will go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Thank you for supporting this vital ministry!

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the Gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus

Human nature tends to shoot their best supporting foot, just because it steps a little different than the other. May we all take on the ‘nature’ of God and receive His peace and understanding for one another!

Thank you for sharing this and for your generous donations, in partnership, to reach the world!

Lori J. O’Neil

Planting His Garden

I had a special visit in the night from a reader in Nigeria, to a post that was published in 2013. The title of the post is “Unending Harvest.” Not remembering what it was about, I decided to pay a visit myself. The post is so perfect for “Giving Tuesday” that I decided to re-post it today. “Unending Harvest” speaks God’s heart of what “Giving Tuesday” is all about.

Ironically, last night I said to my son,

“Who started this “Giving Tuesday” thing that everyone joins in on?”

It is like I was led again to that post in answer to my question. . . God started “Giving Tuesday” (long before man made it a day) and Giving Sunday and Monday and Wednesday and Thursday and Friday and Saturday and well, you know.

It is wonderful that everyone rallies on a special day to give, but I join God’s heart in the matter–every day it is special to give.

Every day is a gift that’s been given to you–a gift to be shared.

This “Giving Tuesday,” is the perfect time to thank those that have given funds to help us place “Comfort in the Challenge” and “His Voice in My Heart” books in prisons, jails and rehabs all over the country–Thank you, God Bless you!

Linking arms with you has been a wonderful blessing!

I am so thankful, and delighted to report that ‘together’ we will be “planting” 3,310 books. I believe the harvest is unending that will come from these books; as God’s Messages speak to hurting hearts–bringing hope, healing and freedom to a nation hidden from society, but not hidden from the Lord.

“‘Now I will arise,’ says the Lord, ‘now I will lift myself up; now I will be exalted.” Isaiah 33:10

There is still time to give. The order has not been placed yet and after it has, the publisher will hold all donations for the next book “His Voice in My Heart, Vol II.” It has been written, now being edited and scheduled to be published and placed in the spring. Thank you, to all who link arms in planting the Lord’s Garden–It is colorful, it is beautiful, it is Love!

Unending Harvest (previously published December 11, 2013)

Do you know that My Garden produces year-round?

And I invite all to come and plant in it. When My Body joins together to tend, My Garden, there is never any lack for harvest.

Blessing flows–continuous abundance!

Plant seeds every day, not vicariously but purposefully, joyfully–given at every opportunity. Give of your time, money, talents, a kind word, a helping hand and more.

Plant every variety of seed you can think of, for I love a colorful garden.

Plant with joy,

for I love a cheerful giver–it brings Me great joy and the joy of the Lord is ‘your’ strength!

‘Prepare’–to–‘receive’

“I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging bread. He is ever giving liberally and lending, and his children become a blessing.” Psalms 37:25-26

“From the fruit of his words a man is satisfied with good, and the work of a man’s hand comes back to him.” Proverbs 12:14

“I know, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness; in the uprightness of my heart I have freely offered all these things, and now I have seen thy people, who are present here, offering freely and joyously to thee. O Lord the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, our fathers, keep for ever such purposes and thoughts in the hearts of thy people, and direct their hearts toward thee.” I Chronicles 29:17-18

“The point is this: he who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work.

As it is written, ‘He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever.’

He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness.” II Corinthians 9:6-10

“Trust in the Lord, and do good; so you will dwell in the land, and enjoy security. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalms 37:3-4

“In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand; for you do not know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.” Ecclesiastes 11:6

Below are links to order books for yourself or donate to send books.

A project that is bigger than we know, and has only just begun. Thank you for your generosity. Your donation is tax deductible, and will be used entirely for books sent.

Book Order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Prison Book Donation Link: https://www.nationofwomen.com

*Donate at the butterfly link. Please designate in the comment section that your donation is for the prison books. Thank you!

*You may also visit the Prison Book Project, contact, for further verification of this project, by clicking the link below.

Prison Book Project Link: https://prisonbookproject.org

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

*All proceeds for “Comfort in the Challenge” books purchased, that are not for the book project, will go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Thank you for supporting this vital ministry!

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the Gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus

Human nature tends to shoot their best supporting foot, just because it steps a little different than the other. May we all take on the ‘nature’ of God and receive His peace and understanding for one another!

Thank you for sharing this and for your generous donations, in partnership, to reach the world!

Lori J. O’Neil

Special Announcement!

Hello Friends!

I have a special announcement to the world–the Lord has indicated to me that it is time to send the books!

Please let me explain . . .

You may have read previously, when I wrote about the Lord asking me to compile a book of His messages. As I began to do that, ‘prisoners’, arose in my heart so strong that I began to sort messages for an additional book for them as well. It was soon clear that one book was to be two; and ‘His Voice in My Heart Volume II’ has now been written and scheduled to be printed in the spring.

All along it has been strong on my heart to send the books to prisoners.

So when the Lord indicated it was time, I spent an excited and near sleepless night, culling over blog posts on “Inmate Blogger.” A special website, hosted by Suzie Bosko, that gives a platform for inmates to share what’s on their hearts’. So as I read and collected addresses, it was 4:30am when I began to look into the protocol for sending books; only to find that individuals can no longer send books to prisoners; with the exception of ordering from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. I was stunned and asked the Lord, “What do I do now?” He didn’t make me wait, not even five minutes, but immediately led me to a ministry in Florida that has, for 26 years, been doing exactly that — placing books in prisons all over the country. I barely slept two hours that night, but I got my answer!

I called “Prison Book Project” the next morning and received from, Joyce, a warm and enthusiastic reception. They have a roster of 2,715 prisons, jails and rehabs all over USA and some outside the country, including our wonderful, faithful troops in Afghanistan, that they send books to–wow!

So I am scraping all I can and my publisher is in process to send 2,500 books.

And today it is strong on my heart to offer to anyone out there, feeling a stirring in their heart, to join us in this special project–please do!

We welcome all contributions, big or small!

To donate, please go to https://www.nationofwomen.com, this is an affiliate ministry of Nation of Women Publishing, my publisher. At this site, funds can be donated toward the purchase of books to be given and it is a 501c3 non-profit, your gift is tax deductible. Visit the secure link above and from a computer, click on the contribution tab at the top. From a smartphone, click on the 4 small lines in the upper right corner and then select ‘contribution’. On the contribution page click on ‘donate here’ button under the butterfly. Please include a note in the comment section that your donation is for the prison books. You may also send a check to the address provided on that website.

All money will be used to purchase books to be given. I will not receive any money from this. Please understand that, for this project only, Canaanland will not be receiving the proceeds, since no proceeds are coming in. All funds are going out, in given books. Canaanland is still and always will receive any proceeds from ‘Comfort in the Challenge’ books, purchased otherwise. I do urge you to continue to purchase, to help that wonderful and much needed ministry!

If you would like further verification of the validity of this project, please do call “Prison Book Project.” of Titusville, Florida. I want you to give with confidence, knowing that your money will entirely be used for this special prison ministry. Visit https://www.prisonbookproject.org for details and contact information.

Please consider acting quickly, as we will be placing the printing order very soon, before the end of this year. I hope to greatly increase that order, beyond what I can possibly do on my own. Together we can bring healing, hope and the Love of Jesus to thousands of hurting men and women all over the USA and beyond! Any monies received after the order has been placed will be held by the publisher in anticipation of Volume II, now written, but in the process of editing; and these will be sent out to prisons as well.

I invite you to re-blog* this to your website–please help me reach the world!

Together, let’s join our hearts’ to bring the Blessing and the Love of God to those that may be hidden from society, but not hidden from the Lord!

If that one is you, you are not forgotten–you are loved!

“Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.” Matthew 25:35-36

“–‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.'” Matthew 25:40

Thank you and God Bless you,

Lori O’Neil

Two new books available to help you in these challenging times . . .

“Comfort in the Challenge.” Published in 2019, and written in dedication to caregivers. A book inspired by God, in provision, before awareness of Covid 19. Read it to be comforted, and encouraged. All messages are spoken from the Heart of God as fresh bread. All proceeds from “Comfort in the Challenge” go directly to Canaanland Ministries of Autaugaville, Alabama. Canaanland has a wonderfully successful 40 year history, dedicated to helping men, desiring to overcome addiction, find new life in Jesus!

“His Voice in My Heart,” published in 2020. A journey of messages God has spoken over the past seven years. In sorting messages for “Comfort in the Challenge,” ‘prisoners’ welled up in my heart so strongly, that I began to sort messages for this special assignment as well. “His Voice in My Heart” is filled with His messages to comfort, challenge and bring restoration; along with several inspiring true testimonies of God’s healing and provision. “His Voice in My Heart” is a special book in your journey to freedom!

The messages are spoken from the heart of God, but are not meant to replace the Word; rather, they serve to lead you to it, give practical application, and encourage understanding of the Word. It is the Word of God that saves, heals and delivers–Jesus, is the Word. Included in both books you will find many scriptures for your study in the Word.

Both books may be ordered from, Nation of Women Publishing, found by clicking the link below.

Book Order Link: https://www.nationofwomenpublishing.com

Prison Book Donation Link: https://www.nationofwomen.com

Canaanland Ministries Link: https://www.canaanland.com

Contact: wordscroll@gmail.com

Do not hold back from supporting ministries that are preaching the gospel around the world. They serve the Lord and are reaching places you may never see. When you support the preaching of the Gospel, you support the Lord’s work and hasten our coming Lord, King Jesus

Human nature tends to shoot their best supporting foot, just because it steps a little different than the other. May we all take on the ‘nature’ of God and receive His peace and understanding for one another!

*Please note: For some reason the re-blog button does not show up on the homepage. But I discovered that if you simply click on the title of this post, “Special Announcement” at the top of the page, it will take you to the individual post page; which has a reblog button at the bottom, right next to the “like” button.

Thank you for sharing this and for your generous donations, in partnership, to reach the world!