Category Archives: Chairman’s Articles

From The Chairman – Vernon Myers

2018 is a transition year as we welcome the next chaplain to serve at Chester County Prison. Peter is retiring after 27 years of ministry at CCP. He and Theresa are making a move to their beloved new home in Lewes, Delaware. As we … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Ask God for the Next Chaplain – Vernon Myers

There is good reason for all the friends of Onesimus Ministries to offer a heart full of thanksgiving and praise for God’s faithfulness for the past 39 years at Chester County Prison. God gave Doug Burnette the desire to “go … Continue reading

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Standing Solidly Still when the World Is Spinning in Chaos and Confusion – Vernon Myers

Is it true, or does it just seem that way? It seems our communities and nation are “swirling in a whirl pool” of chaos and confusion. Is it not an understatement to say the past year with the intensity of the political … Continue reading

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Whiter Than Snow, Yes, Whiter Than Snow – Vernon Myers

“Enough of the white stuff.” Really!? I always like “one big snow” but also realize I don’t “have to” get out in the snow as some must do. A big snow is not a lot of extra work for me … Continue reading

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Only One Life Will Soon Be Passed – Vernon Myers

It is a beautiful fall day in Kidron, Ohio, as I write this editorial. My wife and I traveled to Becky’s home to assist her brother with caregiving for our sister-in-law who will shortly be ushered to the very presence … Continue reading

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When the Sky is Falling In – Andrew Leatherman

Tears squeezed out from the young man’s eyes. Then they opened wide in utter terror. “They’re going to kill me,” he cried. “They said they would. They claim that I am a ‘snitch’ and I can’t get away from them!” … Continue reading

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The Power of a Simple Word; Yes – Vernon Myers

Yes is a simple word, but it carries a lot of power. It is the difference between an open heart and a closed heart. It is the difference between a lot of emotional and spiritual pain, and the freeing grace … Continue reading

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An Open Invitation – Vernon Myers

Greetings in the Name of the One who offers us the forgiving grace of a loving Lord. From such grace we experience the “good news” of a second chance, grace to become a new creation in Christ, the old is … Continue reading

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Will My Anchor Hold? – Vernon Myers

I suspect every generation might have said we live in stressful times, and how can it get worse.  There is the ebb and flow of continual change which all of us face.  The time also comes as we get older … Continue reading

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Thanks, Doug, For Wanting to Go Back to Prison – Vernon Myers

Wow! As I think back, it was almost 35 years ago, as a young pastor, that I received a strange request from a young man in our congregation – “Pastor, I would like to go back to Chester County Prison.” … Continue reading

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