June 14, 2017

I work in the facility barber shop. Almost everyday someone comes in and says they are going home or to community corrections. It is my perfect opportunity to witness. Invariably I ask them "Are you finished?" They sometimes wonder what I am talking about. It soon beco...

May 6, 2017

What comes to your mind when someone says that something is authentic? Something 'real?' Something 'genuine?' True? Worthy of trust? What about 'reliable?' Believable? Not counterfeit?

In the New Testament times the Romans were in power. There was so much counterfeiting...

March 31, 2017

This last week I found out from my case manager that I can not put in for community corrections for another two years. It was like I got kicked in the stomach. Then I had to regroup and I realized that God is still God, and I am not. (I think there is a song out there...

March 5, 2017

I was watching National Geographic last night and they were showing a nature show on the Smokey Mountains. I get engrossed in programs that show nature and the wonders of God's creation. Even if the ones who created the show do not attribute it to Him.

Towards the end o...

February 2, 2017

Have you ever noticed that God promises some crazy things? In the past three months my whole life has been turned upside down. Same regulations were revised and I was re-evaluated by almost every department of the Mental Health and Treatment Services more than once. In...

October 27, 2016

I received a letter from a friend of mine the other day and he included the following story:

One Sunday morning at a small southern church, the new pastor called one of his older deacons to lead in the opening prayer. The deacon stood up, bowed his head, and said, “Lord...

September 19, 2016

I was in church the other day and thinking about how much I rely on God. I was reminded of the Syrophoenician woman in Mark 7:24-30. I am like her in a lot of ways. I am constantly asking God for something, for someone, and it seems like my faith is always exercised. I...

September 6, 2016

I am not sure how other people deal with abandonment, dashed dreams, or unfulfilled promises. In prison there are not a lot of people that a man can just bare his soul to. To talk about your feelings opens you up to others who may try to take advantage of you. Of cours...

August 14, 2016

As my parole hearing gets closer and closer I am thinking a lot about how God operates. I mean, God sure hasn’t done what I wanted Him to do during the past 18 years since I started seeing the Parole Board or I would be in society right now. Evidently He works in ways...

May 19, 2016

As I was typing a letter the other day…yes I said typing. If you’ve ever wondered where all the typewriters in the world are, they’re in prison…the ribbon started acting up. The print started fading until there was just the faintest impression where the keys hit the pa...

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Timothy Callis

I am an ordinary Child of God living in a Colorado Department of Corrections facility.

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