Changing Lives

Recently, we have been marking LifeLines’ 25th anniversary. Over that time we have put over 5,000 people in this country in touch with condemned men and women. The very first prisoner with whom I corresponded, in 1987, was a man in Mississippi called John Irving. His death sentence was later overturned and he was eventually…

On being a LifeLines co-ordinator

I have been touched recently by two letters I have received from prisoners; one from a prisoner in Indiana and the other from a prisoner in Arizona. I was co-ordinator for Indiana many years ago and this particular prisoner was in my care. His letter begins with a quote from Revd. Dr. Martin Luther King…

Friendship

I just found this quote and thought it was worth sharing. I think this works both ways – we’re not the only people holding out a hand; our friends do too. “The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that…

Book review – The Confession by John Grisham

This book is a work of fiction, and as ever John Grisham is a superb story teller. He keeps the reader’s interest from day one with a series of twists and turns that at times surprise, and keep you turning the pages long after you should have put the book down and gone to do…