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    Tried getting onto TDCJ offender search and it will not connect. Tried every way possible and no luck. Not liking that at all. This is the site I have bookmarked
    https://offender.tdcj.texas.gov/Offe...arch/index.jsp it worked last night

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    Your link works for me



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      Yeah it is working now. I guess they was doing some updates or something. I just freak out when I can not get on it My husband tells me to stop checking so much, but I can not help it. I just want to make sure they have not moved him yet. I guess you can say it is my peace of mine knowing and seeing the location he is at for now

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        It's understandable that your worried, concerned, scared, stressed have anxiety and so forth it comes with the territory of prison life.

        TDCJ moves the inmates around a lot so you really never know, I read the TDCJ inmate handbook and it does have about the facilities they get moved to in the process of getting to their home prison.

        As hard as it is don't let this prison time wear you down, you have to stay strong and healthy for your loved one and the ones around you on the outside because it can consume you mind, spirit & body would be the order it would go, Put Your Full Trust In God and don't let the enemy try and destroy you, he'll use every tactic he can to do it.



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          Yolanda, Thank you so very much. Until I finally got to see my son I was a total wreck. I was having a hard time sleeping, crying all the time. I finally quit my job cause I could not concentrate. My husband was fine with that. He did not want me working anyways cause of the crazy hours. But then I was sitting around the house on this dang computer looking for him, waiting for a change in status for him. And until I found this group my faith was shattering. Having someone to talk to (even if its on the computer) made a world of difference for me. I am doing more around the house (except cleaning his room), I'm praying more for not only me and my son but for everyone that is going through this. You have made a difference in my mind set and I could never thank you all enough!

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          • #6
            Thank You, I'm glad you found the forum I believe God sends certain Members here as he has me, many Members have said they were at their wits end before they found The JPay Forum and its Members here, they realized they were not alone and others were in the same boat as them, it helped soothe their mind and soul finding the Answers to their Questions and being able to Communicate with others and getting Prayer and Praying for others helped break through the hurt sorrow and pain they were feeling from the situation/s they were going through.

            At times we all need a helping hand and there shouldn't be any reason for a person.not to reach out and ask for help if they need it
            So I'm glad we have this forum to come to...



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            • #7
              I Posted this on the forum a few years back thought I would share it with you, if you cry just let the tears flow and release them, they say tears cleanse the soul and they help you heal also your making contact with your deepest emotions.

              When Adult Children Go Astray

              It is winter, but the day is warm and sunny with a slight breeze blowing. The well-dressed couple standing outside the prison gates is obviously uncomfortable. They wait with others who are passing the time in conversations revealing they have been here before. The drama is much too real as electric gates slide open. Taking deep breathes and with heads held high they begin walking toward the entrance of the drab building.

              A young woman walks along side the retired couple. After introductions she explains the procedure for visiting behind the concrete walls. They enter the noisy room filled with metal chairs where clusters of people sit leaning toward each other. Armed guards walk the periphery of the visitors’ quarters arranging chairs as the large room fills up.

              Staking out three metal chairs the mother listens to the tears and laughter – observing the total lack of privacy. Mens faces light up as they walk through the guarded door and reach out for those who are waiting to see them -- girlfriends, parents, wives, infants and children. Her heart grieves as she absorbs what this brief visit means to the incarcerated whose eyes are riveted on their friends and family.

              Lonely people grasping for a few moments of love surround her. She wishes that she could interview the teenager wearing the Georgia Tech shirt – but strangers keep their eyes averted – careful not to make eye contact with anyone outside their space. Her life will never be the same. It is easy to sit in her office reading mail and praying for faceless prisoners who are far away – behind walls she never expected to enter.

              The reality of the moment hits hard as the guard opens the door and their son walks toward them; after exchanging hugs they pull three cold metal chairs in a semi-circle and sit down. They didn’t drive over two hours for small talk, and the mother asks a myriad of questions. They explore the why, where, when and how did we get here.

              The silence of many years is broken as the three discuss their hurts, anger and frustrations. The reticent Dad reveals some of his innermost feelings, and the son notes that they haven’t talked like this in thirty years. Much too soon they say good-bye.

              Emotions Released in Prayer

              Today many families have been touched by addictions, and as a result they often find themselves going to court. They hope that this time their adult child will truly repent. Praying parents do not escape the emotions that assail them when a child departs for the strange country of drugs, alcohol and sex. Anger, grief, disappointment, guilt, pain of failure and feelings of betrayal play havoc with their prayers. Negative feelings attempt to overwhelm them and distance them from God. They don’t feel like praying.

              We can identify with Old Testament saints who poured out their anguish to God. Their prayers were not beautifully written – they were prayers of wretchedness and grief. Job said, “I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul” (7:11). This is not the time to run from God; run to the One who can make bitter experiences sweet.

              On more than one occasion King David prayed through his anguish and frustration. In Psalm 56 he prayed, “You have collected all my tears and preserved them in your bottle! You have recorded every one in your book.” Hannah poured out her emotions before God. The priest who mistook her emotional outpouring for drunkenness did not distract her. She knew that her God would answer prayer. The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous person avails much. (James 5:16)

              Praying for Your Adult Children

              How do you stand in faith for your adult children? When you are in the midst of a crisis what do you do? Pour yourself out before God. He gave you emotions. On an occasion when I was very distraught about a situation, I began to weep bitterly as though I were broken. Finally, the sobbing subsided and I heard the voice of my Father, “You may be broken, but you are not crushed. I can put you back together.”

              Do not harbor self-pity, which is a temptation, and when you stand praying, forgive – forgive yourself for your mistakes and forgive your child his. God is not holding anything against us, and we have to remember that we hold the thoughts, feelings and purposes of His heart. Choose to go with God. His way is always perfect for your child. There is nothing your adult child can do that is too hard for God.

              Let go of preaching at them and refuse to judge and condemn them. Let him who is without sin cast the first stone. Ask him if he has any prayer requests he would like to share with you. Listen, rather than thinking about what you can say that will turn the situation around. I am reminded of something I heard attributed to Dr. Billy Graham: It’s God’s job to judge, the Holy Spirit’s job to convict and our job to love. You must first love the Lord your God.

              Pray according to the Word and in the Spirit, asking the Lord of the harvest to send laborers and counselors across his path. Once you put the law of prayer into operation do not turn coward or lose heart. God loves your child even more than you do.

              Prayer enables you to build up the hedge, and stand in the gap before the Father crying out for mercy on behalf of your wayward child. Mercy will triumphant over judgment. Your prayer makes way for God to interpose the influence of His Spirit on the heart and mind of this one who has lost his way. God is faithful – when you commit yourself to Him, you and your family shall be saved.

              Copyright Germaine Copeland 2000
              Last edited by TexasDust; 05-15-2019, 06:29 PM.



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              • #8
                When Praying for Others
                God's Prayer List



                Ephesians 3:14-19

                * that they would be strengthened with might through the spirit in the inner man;

                * that Christ might dwell in their hearts through faith;

                * that they would be able to comprehend the love of Christ; and

                * that they might be filled with the fullness of God.

                Philippians 1:9-11

                * that their love may abound more and more

                * that they may approve things that are excellent;

                * that they may be sincere and without offense;

                * that they may be filled with the fruits of righteousness.

                Colossians 1:9-12

                * will be filled with the knowledge of God's will;

                * might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing;

                * will be fruitful in every good work;

                * will increase in the knowledge of God;

                * will be strengthened with all might; and

                * will live a life of continual thanksgiving.




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