Inspiring Women to Choose Hope & Faith

A Christmas Message from Gene, Carol, and Jason Kent

Dear Friends,

Start glorifying God—with words, with song, with celebration, with exploding joy. Thank Him for the precious gift of Jesus. Then in hushed silence, listen for His voice. He is pleased and you are favored when you listen to Him and act in obedience.

No matter what your circumstances are, experience the power of praising Him. Imagine what it must have been like for the shepherds to see the angel of the Lord and to experience the radiance of His glory. Then envision a huge host of angels—the armies of heaven—appearing. Consider what that vast choir sounded like as they celebrated the birth of Jesus and announced it to the shepherds. If you want to experience glory, start praising Him. If you long for peace in your life, walk in His truth, follow His leading, and accept that He can do the impossible in your circumstances, too. His favor rests on those who please Him by their faithful lives.

If you’d like to send Jason a Christmas card, his address is:

Jason P. Kent X26713
Desoto Annex Correctional Institution
13617 S. E. Hwy 70
Arcadia FL 34266

Please note that the only enclosures that are allowed are up to 20 first class postage stamps. If he gets more than he can use, he shares them with other inmates.

For Christmas this year, we’d like to send copies of Waiting Together, to as many families of inmates as possible. This book includes 90 devotionals for families of prisoners. If you’d like to help us with these costs, please send your tax-deductible donation of any amount via, or send a check made out to Speak Up for Hope to Gene & Carol Kent, 3141 Winged Foot Dr., Lakeland, FL 33803. If you know the family of an inmate and would like to have us send a copy of this book to them as a gift, please put Waiting Together in the subject line and send their name and address to


“Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.’” Luke 2:12-14 NLT

Question: What specific reasons do you have to glorify God right now?