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 […]

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Tyler has his eyes set on bringing salvation to his old school chum Eric, who has been in and out of jail for the past year and is best friends with John Barleycorn (look that up on Google).  One night, in a drunken stupor,  Eric jumped out of a moving car, hit his head on […]

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 […]

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

My wife and I dashed off to the Great Southwest for the past two weeks, a welcome relief from a steady procession of bleak and wintry days in Minnesota.  We stayed with my sister and her husband in Palm Desert, CA, for a week. Every day was in the 80s.  Then off to Phoenix for […]

Sunday, February 4th, 2018

Check out the article I wrote for Best For Christ magazine entitled Battling Depression. You may also be interested in other articles in this online magazine. Here’s some information the publisher sent to me upon my request. BestForChrist’s goal is to help our readers to live and grow as Jesus’ disciples not only during sacred […]

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 […]

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

LIVING THE GOOD LIFE I know God better in pain than in prosperity. Maybe some of you are like that. My neighbor across the street, Bob, isn’t like that at all. He stays close to God in good times and in bad, in blessings and calamities, in sickness and in health. I had coffee with […]

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, January 5th, 2018

MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE A few years back, I was having breakfast with Myron, the person who led me to Christ back in 1982 and who continues to mentor me in my Christian faith. He explained to me then that his motivation for being involved in the lives of others is to advance the kingdom of […]