P.O. Box 4418
Traverse City, MI 49684
Phone: 231-252-4667
Email: keystofreedomministries@gmail.com

Chaplain’s Corner

FREEDOM – poem by Sue Popa

“As for you, O LORD, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me! For evils have encompassed me beyond number; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head; my heart fails me.” Psalm 40:11, 12  Your Mercy will find me. He’s unrestrained. A person, a power, A force, not contained. Alive, not dead. You severed the leash When You opened the grave And Your Son was released To enter my heart And open my eyes And erase all my sins… Read More »

Between the Cross and The Resurrection by Richard Forton

Have you ever considered what it must have been like to be a disciple of Christ the day after he was crucified, that lonely Saturday after Jesus breathed his last, his body broken and blood-soaked after hanging on a cross? On Good Friday some 2,000 years ago, our Lord was beaten and excoriated, the stress upon his mind and body so great that He exhibited two rare medical conditions: The water flowing from His side revealed hypovolemic shock and hematidrosis, showing that His body was under such extreme stress that capillaries under the skin burst and blood broke forth in… Read More »

Give the gift of time this year!

He shuffled through the doorway, his visit proved a n unexpected one. I’m not sure how the boy surfaced at our house, but he was known to canvas the neighborhood in search of a playmate from time to time. However, he’d been missing lately. We noticed. My oldest son was similar in age, so it was natural to invite the young boy to our table. A few other children, cutout cookies, and sugary yuletide adornments waited. As the boy took his seat, our annual Christmas cookie decorating session officially began. Our young neighbor embraced the task at hand, unaware of… Read More »

Keys to Freedom Ministries Christmas Program

Gifts for Kids (formerly, Gods Love Tree) is and extension of Keys to Freedom ministries aftercare programs.  Our goal is to make contact with the families of those in our local jails in an effort to provide a Christmas gift from them to their children.  This includes offering families an opportunity to come face to face with people who have the desire to make a compassionate connection that ideally will show them they are not alone in their journey!  For inmates wishing to be involved in the Keys to Freedom Gifts for Kids program, beginning in October, Keys to Freedom… Read More »

Chaplains Corner

This is the Heart of our Mission! To Bind Up The Brokenhearted….From Ransomed Heart Ministries Daily Reading. Christ did not die for an idea. He died for a person, and that person is you. But there again, we have been led astray. Ask any number of people why Christ came, and you’ll receive any number of answers, but rarely the real one. “He came to bring world peace.” “He came to teach us the way of love.” “He came to die so that we might go to heaven.” “He came to bring economic justice.” On and on it goes, much… Read More »