1. Thanks for sharing this, it’s beautifully moving, and wondful to hear of Christs love within those prison walls!

  2. Thank you for sharing this, Molly. You had me choked up, and I almost don’t know how I feel, but my heart feels full. Thank you for all you do, you’re amazing. Merry Christmas, pretty lady!

  3. Wow. This moved me. I just got the opportunity to read this post and its so interesting because last night I had a dream about your church. I had visited it and been extremely moved by the experience. The work you do for God is incredible, Molly. You are changing lives and more importantly impacting hearts. People are changed by your presence. I am in awe of this experience you had. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  4. This post brought tears to my eyes, Molly.

    I feel like when you see these women who worship with what they have, despite the obvious circumstances, it really makes you take a closer look at how we take so much for granted on a daily basis.

    Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus.

  5. Whew… I had to stop reading about half-way through because I was struggling. Thank you, Molly, for sharing. I cannot tell you how inspirational this post is. I often talk about wanting to do things, but never following through, so I cannot express how much I admire you going out and ministering to these women.

    You are a good woman. Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. This sounds like such an intensely beautiful experience – and painful too, I’m sure – and I think it’s so wonderful you take time out of your busy life to bring a little joy to these women, even those on death row – especially those on death row.
    Merry Christmas Molly!

    Sea and Swank

  7. This made me literally ball like a baby… sitting at my desk at work. Thank you so much for sharing this. I think maybe my life needs a little more inspiration like this. I remember the feeling of thankfulness, although I haven’t completely felt it like this in a long time. Thank you!!!

  8. Thank you for sharing this! I’ve really been struggling this year to wade through all of the materialism and commercialism and get back to what Christmas is all about. This helps.

  9. Wow.. I got chills reading this and still have them now as I’m writing. This post is so moving, it really does bring things into perspective – especially the women on death row feeling blessed after the hurricane. We are all human, after all, and we’re all children of God. You are such a great person for going in and visiting these women. I’m sure they all appreciate and love you very much. Merry Christmas Molly 🙂

  10. Thank you so much for sharing this. Yes, it was deep, but it was also very moving. I love to hear about how much of a difference you have made in their lives… and how much of a difference they have made in yours.

  11. This is in no way word vomit. What a moving post! I was captivated by your story. It seems to me that the women you visit have a better grasp on what Christmas is truly about than those with freedom, able to celebrate Christmas however we want to. We tend to be so “worldly” because we have so much at our fingertips. Those women have had most worldly and material things taken away from them and I think because of this they are able to experience the true meaning of Christmas….something we all need to think about. Without God’s gift of his son on Christmas, none of us would have anything to look forward to because, don’t we all have sins that need to be forgiven? Inmates or not!

    Merry Christmas and thank you for visiting these women, such a wonderful service you give!

  12. Molly, things have been crazy around our home lately so I haven’t really had a chance to catch up on blog posts. This is the first one I’ve read in almost a week and a half (possibly more)… And I’m so thankful it is. I can’t truly wrap my mind around that experience. It baffles me. Nonetheless, I’m humbled to have read it. Thank you so much for sharing. I think it will take me a few hours to even process all that you have written. Amazing.

  13. Oh Molly this is beautiful, I’m glad you shared this. I wish everyone would read this for some perspective…… I know you already turned my day around. My perspective comes from knowing that I’m able to be with my child on Christmas and feed him and shelter him and hopefully teach him to be as caring as you 🙂 because “faith doesn’t make things easy, it makes them possible” 🙂
    Brooke @ what2wear

  14. Oh my goodness. I made the mistake of reading this at work, and now I’m sitting here trying to hide tears. This was so beautiful and touching, Molly. One of the reasons that I love reading your blog is that you seem to give me a shot of perspective when I need it most. Thank you for that. 🙂

  15. I have a serious tenancy to word vomit and I think you’ve manage to express yourself far more than I ever am able to.

    I really enjoy these “heavy” posts of your. You have lovely outfits and really gorgeous photography, but one reason I enjoy your blog so much is the thought you put into it, not just thoughts on fashion or style, but these really deep, profound reflections. Prisons really are not a popular subject to tackle, mush less while talking about forgiveness for others and ourselves, but I really, really enjoyed this. A childhood friend’s father is in prison for the rest of his life for killing two people in a drunk driving accident, he’s a really good person who made a horrible mistake and it’s something that he knows he’ll never be able to pay for. (So I do appreciate the forgiveness theme throughout your post. It’s hard to forgive people who’ve wronged and in many cases while prison is the correct place for them, even the smallest kindness can make a huge difference.) Whew, all of that just to say that I do like these posts. 🙂

  16. so very beautiful. thank you for sharing this with us. what a special experience for you. I have been working with women on parole who were previously serving life sentences (and granted pardons from the gov) and it is truly spectacular. I love every second that I get to spend with them, especially around the holidays.

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