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“Private Letter (not anymore) from Jerry in Jail to Wife written 4/24/14”

I Love You! ❤

Angela,

Hey Babe! I hope you woke up with a big smile on that beautiful face because God loves you and you know who comes in second place on the love scale, that would be me.  I don’t think they have a certain time they pass out mail but I got 2 letters from you this morning after breakfast. One on the 18th and the one on the 20th and 21st. They did let the envelope in that you wrote on the outside of, I’m surprised. I was so glad to get more letters from you and [our children]. I am so thankful to God each and every day for so many things, for saving my soul, for giving me you and the kids and good friends and church family. I’m so glad that y’all are staying strong, praying for me and praying for each other, that makes me so glad.

And you are right about so many things in your letters, about not worrying about what man might or might not do but worry about what God wants us to do. You are right, we are aliens here. We’re like the Bible says, like a vapor but if we know the Father we pass from this life to an even better one. But, while we are here we must be about our Father’s work just as our Lord was and I really try to do that every day.

I have pretty much talked to everyone in here about the Father and some have even gotten out now. But, you are right in your epiphany about that it’s not us but Him. We’re just telling everyone that will listen and God put the people in position to listen. Whether they do listen or not is up to them. But, we tell people about us to show how far down in the pit we were, and what He’s done for us and they see that if God can save us as bad off as we were and all the stuff we had done, then He can save anyone! J That’s all we do is show His glory!

Baby, I love you and long to be in your arms and to give the kids a big hug and kiss. Like I have told you in so many of my letters, I love you so much that words can’t describe. You have loved me through everything and I want to do the same for you. My baby, my angel of the morning…

This morning I was doing my devotion, “My Daily Bread,” and it was awesome. The daily reading was Lamentations 3:13-26 but you know the verse that you are always talking about – it was in there – Lamentations 3:22-23 “The steadfastness of the Lord never ceases. His mercies never come to an end, they are new every morning, great is Your faithfulness.” I love that verse. But what the devotion was talking about was that we trust Jesus through the ups and downs of life, but when life takes a turn and leaves us with bumps and bruises we may feel as though Jesus walked away to let us come painfully crashing down. But, Lamentations reminds us in v22 that God is faithful even when everything seems to be falling apart. This means that in the midst of our pain, even though we may feel lonely, we are not alone. J And though we may not feel His presence, He is there as our trusted companion who will never walk away and let us down. Isn’t that awesome?!! That is some of the stuff that we say all of the time! God is good all the time! All the time, God is good! Praise His name all the earth and use me for Your glory, God. God is good!

Baby, I can’t wait until we are able to talk and enjoy each other’s company and the kids’ company. It’s like I told you that when you are away from your family it really is the small things that you miss. I’m praying all the time for God to put us back together ASAP and everything to go good for you and the kids and that you and the kids are safe. I am so glad that all of you are doing good and I want you to thank all the people that are praying for me/us and helping you and the kids/us. You and the kids and of course, God first, is what keeps me going and all the prayers I would be lying if I told you I don’t get depressed because I do – and then I remember and pray to God because I am not as one who has no hope. I also think about you and the kids and know that y’all are alright and that helps me, too. Maybe the car or cherry picker or something will sell where you will have a little money. J

I can’t say enough how much your letters mean to me. They encourage me and make my day when I start missing you and the kids I’ll read one of your letters. I also love your analogy about the rich man. That really does or did fit me because it’s easy to forget where you came from and how easy it is to go back. Now we are with our sweet Jesus where I/we will never depart from Him. But, baby you are my soul mate, you are the half that completes me and I just love you more each and every day. I’m proud of you for the strong Christian woman that you are.. I know that you/I have a calling for His glory and for Him to save souls from hell but that really is the calling of every Christian man and woman. I’m glad that [2 people we know] have been getting along. We’ll just continue to pray for healing. I love you and will write more tomorrow.

Your Loving Husband,

Jerry ❤ I love my Baby

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This blog is for anyone who wants to know more about Jesus and His love and how faith in Him plays out in real life application. Hello, we are Jerry and Angela and we are two fools for Christ. We have decided to make our lives totally surrendered to Jesus in response to His love and His gift of salvation. We are in our early 40′s and we have two children together and [Angela has] an older daughter that is now an adult. We have been married to each other for going on ten years. We surrendered our lives to the Lord together in 2010 and have been growing in that relationship with Him and each other since that time. We both accepted salvation and made professions of faith earlier in our lives, but did not make Him Lord and Savior until 2010. At that time we realized that trying to walk in our own strength and our own ways was useless and empty and had led us to another rock bottom experience. We humbly turned our lives over to Jesus and have been seeking Him with all that we are ever since. That does not mean that we have become perfect. That does not mean that we have not sinned again. That does not mean that we have not had trouble or trials or storms since that time. What this means is that we are growing, we are learning, we are becoming more loving and compassionate and forgiving. We want to share our faith with our readers. We want to share our growth process and transformation with you. We wish to encourage you and lift you.

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