Dana has written several “letters to God” – you can see them here.
Thank you for another beautiful day in such an ugly place. How ironic that I had to come to the “concrete jungle” of chaos and noise to find joy and inner peace. Because it’s true, O Lord, I’m happier than I’ve been in a long while in one of the most unhappy places on earth. For I laugh more than I have in years. I smile almost constantly, and I wake up without guilt or sadness from the turmoil of my once lethal life. Don’t misunderstand me Lord Jesus. I know why I’m here and I haven’t forgotten my journey or just how many miles I need to go on my road trip to eternal life. I just mean that finding You, the peace of the Holy Spirit, and accepting You as my Lord and Savior has done wonders for my soul and has made it easier to enjoy the simple things, see the big things and know what’s important. So even though I’m fully aware that I’m incarcerated facing 40+ years, housed with other women deemed dangers to society just like me, I can appreciate that I’m happily sober, relieved to be safe and alive and sometimes overwhelmed with the beauty of Your love and enduring forgiveness for sinners like me. So as my pod-mate says, “Lord, you really do have a sense of humor, and You work in mysterious ways.” Praise God! Continue reading