Category Archives: Creative writing

The leaves sing Your praises

As I was driving back to my alma mater for homecoming, I couldn’t help but have my eyes diverted from the road to the reds, oranges, and yellows on a particularly wooded area of the interstate. The trees were gorgeous, … Continue reading

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Broken Cisterns

Your heart Is filled with pure desires — To please God daily To receive mercy for your sins To have eternal life To know the One who’s always been But you Are running to broken cisterns — That speak empty … Continue reading

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Identity – A Letter to Jahar

Editor’s Note: If Jahar one day does become a Christian and the SAMs are ever lifted, I fully intend to send this letter to him. For now, the beautiful truths in this letter remain untrue, but it is my desperate prayer … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Editor’s Note: This is an anonymous submission to Christians United For Jahar. You will never see this. But other people will.  And some of them will probably hate me for it. Despising you almost destroyed me. The first time I … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Jahar

Note: I realize that Jahar will never read this, nor is this what I would actually write him if the special administrative measures weren’t in place because he’d probably find it extremely offensive. I just wanted to let out the … Continue reading

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Come As You Are

What’s the point in even living anymore? Here I am in this box. No one to talk to but these four walls. Treated as if I’m a monster. Sometimes as if I don’t even exist. I’m so lonely…so depressed. I … Continue reading

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One

Christ loves us, each and every one of us, yet our sins grieve Him terribly. Sometimes people don’t understand this because all they think of is the pain they are feeling. However, many Christians testify that the pain they felt prior to salvation … Continue reading

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You’re Never Alone, Dzhokhar (Part I)

I wanted to finish this before I posted it, but I’ve not yet done so. I did not want to just cast it aside (as I often do), so I figured that I would post in parts 🙂 Here’s Part … Continue reading

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Destruction Being Used to God’s Glory

In an e-mail conversation with Bri, I shared a piece of writing I did last year soon after my salvation. Perhaps all of the small details do not fit exactly, but the overall picture reminds me of Jahar: confusion, depravity, … Continue reading

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The man in white

Editor’s note: This is a continuation of the blog post “I Am Here” from last September that begins where that story left off. It’s an imagined scenario of how Jahar comes to Christ and what happens afterward. Who knows what … Continue reading

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