Tag Archives: Allah

You Are Stronger

Jesus, I fully trust that You are working all things together to bring Jahar home to You – and if I remain close to You in constant prayer, I never doubt it.  But sometimes when my mind drifts from You … Continue reading

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“But that’s impossible!”

I’m feeling really discouraged today thinking about how as we’ve prayed for Jahar, he’s actually gotten far deeper into Islam and learning about how basically all he reads is Islamic books that people send him thinking that they’ll help him. … 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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Those Things He Was Saying Today: Reflections on the Tsarnaev Sentencing

On Wednesday, I attended Jahar’s formal sentencing in Boston.  I had hemmed and hawed for a long time over whether to go or not.  I don’t have a lot of extra vacation days to take, and they didn’t give much … Continue reading

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Without Suffering Grace is Hard to See

Lord is it possible to get this far And just now understand who You are? I’m feeling foolish yet relieved as well ‘Cause what I bought before, I just can’t sell But now my eyes are open wide If this … Continue reading

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A Prayer of Thanksgiving

Father, two years ago You began to pour Your grace out over my future brother’s life – and I just want to take a moment to say thank You.  Thank You for protecting him in that SUV and keeping him … Continue reading

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I Want Everyone to See

When the stars came crashing down  In tiny pieces to the ground I was all alone down here Trapped beneath the atmosphere Then I thought Somebody called my name I spun around and caught a flame I gave in to … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Love Story

I find the book of Hosea to be one of the most beautiful but too often overlooked books of the Bible.  In it, God is brokenhearted over Israel’s idolatry – so He chooses Hosea to deliver a message for Him.  … Continue reading

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You Are: A Desperate Prayer

Lord, You are El Shaddai, God Almighty, all-powerful, sovereign over everything. As jury selection starts on Monday and Jahar’s trial begins, remind us that You are in control.  We tend to think we know what is best – but You … Continue reading

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All Because Some Christ Followers Were Willing

In Jerry Trousdale’s book Miraculous Movements, there is a chapter entitled, “The Hardest People Yield the Greatest Results.”  I’d like to share several pages of that chapter with you.  I think they speak for themselves. Sometimes God Calls Us to … Continue reading

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