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About Grove Norwood

The Norwoods live in Fulshear, Texas. It's west of Houston about 45 minutes. On a clear day in the Piper Cub's traffic pattern, you can see downtown, easy.

It’s Official: The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Darrington Penitentiary Campus!

It’s hard to believe we have come so far in such a short time.  But when you are dealing with doers, things do get done!  The meeting at the Taste of Texas Restaurant was, in my own view, a great … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Tomorrow ~ The Texas Inmates Seminary at Darrington Penitentiary

A few friends of Heart of Texas Foundation and I took Louisiana State Penitentiary Senior Warden Burl Cain and his wife Jonalyn to dinner at Houston’s famous “Taste of Texas” Restaurant, the wonderful meal provided with the compliments of owners Edd and … Continue reading

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Getting Ready…this Friday at Central Prison

Howdy, I have to get used to saying “Howdy” more often, now that I have a son heading off to Texas A&M as a Freshman, this month! And our Heart of Texas Team of Volunteers is saddling up for a … Continue reading

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Update from July Texas Prison Trips

July 17-18; July 21-23.  It was 5 days, 10 prisons, 1500 prisoners.  A killer schedule, but a worthy sacrifice:  “Am I my brother’s keeper?” We left with 16 people for the first two days of our trip.  This group was … Continue reading

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Angola Aftermath

Hi, Friend! Welcome back!  May I say, that the trip to Angola Penitentiary (click here for their web site)consumed nearly a week, but it flew by like a speeding bullet.  We could write a booklet!  But I think not!  Who went … Continue reading

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Angola: Day 1.

“America’s Bloodiest Penitentiary”.  We haven’t felt safer.  And I order my coffin.  0930 AM:  We arrived at the main gate and were met by Chaplain Robert Toney.  He welcomed us with such a warmth and sincerity that we knew the day … Continue reading

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Doing Time in Angola Penitentiary Next Week

The beginnings of my Angola Penitentiary Journal, where I’ll add notes during the trip to the Louisiana State Penitentiary the week of January 26. We will be there three days, speaking to the men in three special events we will host at the request of the Warden and Chaplain. Continue reading

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Weekend in East Texas Prisons!

Over the weekend of December 4-6, 2009, I went with a few men to two large maximum security penitentiaries, and we did 4 services for approximately 800 of the men.  It was a fabulous trip.  Paul Koby, my wingman, handled … Continue reading

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Weekend at Lone Star Cowboy Church

I haven’t posted here in a long time, and will try to do better!  The weekend of November 14-15, we had a wonderful time with Co-Pastor Darla Weaver (her husband, Pastor Randy, was out of the country), Senator Dan Patrick, … Continue reading

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Forgiveness? What’s your experience?

Twitter me at I never knew that this topic had so many layers, so many faces, so many facets— until I went into the prisons.  I never knew that there were so many layers of anger, rage, resentment, hostility, … Continue reading


Being Ready

My brother has recently finished his historical novel, “Ulicee’s Mansion.”  It is based on a true story, and you can learn more about it by going to Steve’s web site at Steve worked daily for nearly two years to produce this … Continue reading


Consider the alternative…

Hi, thanks for stopping by.  In considering the fact that God was willing to forgive those who embrace His forgiveness through faith in the work of Christ, it is deeply encouraging to consider the alternative to that. Without His willingness … Continue reading

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