The Boss

I just want to give you an idea of what occurs in the prison, day in, day out. 24/7. Many arrestees come in, just so belligerent. They have no second thoughts about committing crimes, about hurting others, and breaking the law by using illegal substances outside. Yet, when they come in, they think that they can do whatever they want to do inside the prison, disregarding authorities.

"Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves." - Romans 13:2

Authorities are appointed by God. Christians are obliged to obey God by respecting government authority. Even if abuses have occurred, we are to respect the said authorities, out of respect for the Lord. But we must please no man but only God! He is our Ultimate Boss!


  1. Indeed, we ALL must submit to authority!
    Blessings, hugs, and continued prayers,

  2. Oh my sweet sister...I so pray for your safety in such a dark place as the prison where you work. You have to be a strong woman in the Lord to be able to work and keep it all together as you do Rosel and be a shining light to others at the same time. Yes...God is always in control and it is under His authority that every one in this entire world must submit to.

    Excellent post!

    I love you dear friend and you always always reamin in my prayers.

    Big Hugs,

  3. The stories you share, the experiences you bring home to your family and to us in the blogging world are truly amazing. God does have His hand of protection on you dear one. Blessings and hugs.

  4. Hello my friend. It's always so good to hear from you. Your kind words bring my heart such encouragement. Thank you. Have a great week!!

  5. Oh Rosel, I could hardly watch that. I can't imagine witnessing things like this on a daily basis.

    God bless all involved.


  6. God bless you for being the hands of Christ in your work

  7. You are amazing....The picture in your unique...A few hours of Sunday blog hopping. Hope you will stop by for a visit...I am giving away gifts on both of my blogs this week, all week....
    Happy Sunday

  8. I really enjoy reading your posts. They always open my eyes to a wider world. Your job would not be an easy one, but you shine with God's love regardless of the darkness around you.


  9. It takes a special kind of person to be able to do your job, Rosel, and always find a way to praise God through the cirucmstances. Great post.


  10. Praying safety over you sis, love you, and appreciate you.


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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]

Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.

Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.

All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.

When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.

The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.

When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.

[Source: Life Application Bible]:

We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.

“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14

Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].

Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.

Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.

Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].