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All Hands In a Circle

Many of you know that I have carried a vision for many years that has been the driving force of my life. I did and still do believe that vision was from God and those to whom I have shared the vision believe the same. Proverbs16:9 states, “The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.” …

Living From The High Places In God

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A transformed mind transforms a person—a transformed person transforms a city (Bill Johnson) What does this statement mean? How can I transform my mind? Why should I want to transform my mind let alone a city? Let me ask you another group of questions: Do you live a life of contentment or strife? Do you live in peace or conflict? …

State Supreme Court agrees with the legislature: Felons must pay all costs to regain vote.

BY LAWRENCE MOWER HERALD/TIMES TALLAHASSEE BUREAUJanuary 16, 2020 In a setback to supporters of Amendment 4, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday sided with Republican lawmakers who have argued that felons must pay back all court-ordered fees, fines and restitution before registering to vote. In a narrow opinion requested by Gov. Ron DeSantis, justices gave their answer on one of the …

The Complete Money Guide for Ex-Offenders

Personal finance can be a challenge for anyone, but it can be especially difficult when you’re already struggling to get back on your feet after spending time in prison. From budgeting to finding a new home, this guide can help you overcome some of your immediate financial challenges. UPDATED JULY 1, 2019  JAMIE CATTANACH https://www.valuepenguin.com/personal-finance/ex-offender-money-guide The United States has a higher rate …

About Our Founder

As the Founder and Director of Pools of Bethesda, I, Lynda Hensley, have first and foremost a heart for those who are incarcerated. I also feel that I have a call from God. After receiving the call, doors opened for me to receive training. I have two BA/s in counseling, one Biblical, the other clinical with an emphasis on drug …

How To: Restore, Renew, Release

How we will accomplish this vision.Pools of Bethesda Restoration Center works with ex-offenders and recovering addicts to help each individual and their immediate family members experience a Biblical foundation for life. Our objective is to develop in them critical life skills through Biblical counseling, prayer, worship, education, artistic expression and job training. Licensed staff and highly qualified volunteers in each …

Life: A Series Of Choices

You are where you are today because of the choices / decisions you have made.  The Word of God has much to say about choices. Deuteronomy 30:19“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you …