Patrick Day

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

A friend of Tyler’s died of an overdose of heroin two days ago. As Tyler told me, he had lost all hope that he could ever get his life back again. When I speak to inmates in jails throughout Minnesota, as I did yesterday at the Sherburne County Jail, and I mention that I have […]

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

“Yawn! The start of another day in jail. Day after day after day in jail, one week after another in jail.” That’s the interior dialogue of sleepy Christians in the Wright County Jail, or any other jail or prison for that matter. Below will be my opening statement when I give two talks at the […]

Friday, January 26th, 2018

TYLER’S VIDEO MESSAGE Tyler, the young man I’m mentoring, is definitely growing in the Lord. He has a wisdom that can only be explained as the power of the Holy Spirit. Here are a few quotes from the weekly video that he recorded today. “Stop waiting on someone else or something else to make you […]

Friday, January 19th, 2018

A QUOTE FROM TYLER I’m using a new book this year when I visit county jails and drug rehab facilities. Right on the front cover is a quote from Tyler (but under the name of Carl Anthony Raines). You can find out more about this book on the following LINK. “When I’m with God, good […]

Friday, January 12th, 2018

A TEST FOR TYLER Last week Tyler called me with the bad news that the motor on the car he had bought a couple months back had seized up and would never run again. A total loss. He calmly said, “You know, Pat, this is the kind of setback that would have driven me to […]

Friday, December 1st, 2017

TYLER GIVES BACK Tyler called me yesterday morning with the news that he’s been asked to help out the Metro Hope Center in Minneapolis, the rehab facility where he lived for 14 months. The staff member who was a counselor on call for the Friday and Saturday and sometimes Sunday night shifts left for some […]

Friday, November 24th, 2017

THE HOLY SPIRIT STRIKES AGAIN Last Tuesday, I visited Kennis  in the Wright County Jail. I wrote a blog about him on November 11. He’s the one who said he’d rather go to Adult and Teen Challenge for 13 months than go free with no strings attached. He knows he needs a solid foundation of […]

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

TYLER PITCHES FOR THE HOLY SPIRIT TEAM I received a call yesterday from Tyler, the ex-inmate I’m mentoring. He was as excited as excited could be. I’ll let him tell the story. I reconnected with a guy named Dillon who I’d been good friends with in grade school until I started doing drugs and he […]

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

THE HOLY SPIRIT WENT TO JAIL TODAY The Holy Spirit shoved me out the door early this afternoon and hauled me off to jail to visit with two inmates. I say it that way because that’s out of the comfort zone for my natural self. If you would have told me two years ago that […]

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

PUTTING GOD TO THE TEST Tyler is the young man I’m mentoring who met the real Jesus a year and a half ago and is now drug free, has a good job, and has matured in his Christian faith. He’s the most passionate Christ follower of the inmates I have been blessed to be associated […]