So with my dear wife Lynn sitting in the front row yesterday afternoon, I explained this to the entire Nantucket Project audience – and explained to them how Kate Brosnan called me up a few weeks later to ask me if I could do it again? That she invited me to be a Presenter on the Main Stage at TNP2013 and that I told her that I would be honored – but I admitted to her that I didn’t remember a thing. She told me the same thing then that she told me yesterday. She told me to turn it over to God.
Yesterday I did so again. I honestly have no idea what happened.
Gratefulness. Lynn and I are grateful for so many things that God has offered us over the past decade – none more than to be in the company of our companions at TNP to share the portion of Louie Schwartzberg‘s film “Gratitude,” and to hear his words of hope and life renewal. Louie has offered to make hard copies available for prison showings. It has been that kind of weekend.
Thankfulness. To each of you who has shared with us over the past few days your personal and family stories of pain, suffering, hope, faith and/or renewal – thank you for being with us and for trusting us. We know it is a deeply profound and personal act of trust and love to share our pain and suffering with one another, to find that we are bound by our brokenness, and that we can only heal if come out of isolation, speak our truths and live together in community. We know that we have been blessed in getting to know you and we want to keep in touch with you. Our prayers are with you and your families.
We are especially touched by Greg and Kathy LeMond, and their honesty, compassion and willingness to share how they’ve overcome adversities through courage and faith. They’ve proven that true champions put others first – we are so glad to be able to call them friends.
Clothing crisis poll results. I wouldn’t dream of ending this week of TNP blogging without something fun :). If you want to see the results of my clothing crisis poll, and see what I wore to my TNP presentation, please go to our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/progressiveprisonproject.org.
To TS & KB,
A special thank you. It was a blessing beyond our wildest dreams. May God bless you & keep you always. You know.
Lynn & Jeff
Director, Progressive Prison Project/
Innocent Spouse & Children Project
Director of Prison Ministries
First Baptist Church of Bridgeport
126 Washington Avenue, 1st Fl.
Bridgeport, Connecticut 06604