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050 – My Relative In Prison

by Sam Crump on March 16, 2017

Show Notes:

Today I share the fact that I have a relative in prison. I talk about how I am exchanging letters with him trying to offer encouragement.

I try to imagine what it is like to have my liberty taken away. I shared with him that we can change anything about the past but we control everything about the future.

I encouraged him in his newly discovered faith in God and told him my faith has been essential to my life.

I asked him if ever ponders our existence on earth and what it all means. Even though that can be tough to do, I encouraged him to consider all his blessings and then try to channel that gratefulness into doing good things for himself and others.

I try not to come across to preachy when writing to my relative. Rather, I hope that I’m offering hope and showing that someone is thinking about him and cares about him. We could all use that, couldn’t we?

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Corrine Casanova April 1, 2017 at 6:26 am


What a great message! I think we all get so caught up in our daily lives including the digital world that we forget about more personal communication like a hand written letter, a phone call or a visit. I’ve done some work with prisoners in the past and I can assure you getting a letter in the mail provides the same excitement as your mail call when you were in the military. Keep up the good work!


Sam Crump April 20, 2017 at 4:31 pm

Hi Corrine-

Thanks so much for your feedback. I love hearing from listeners. I hope you’ll keep listening and responding.



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