Tag Archives: Boston bombings

Prayer for the victims

Editor’s Note: This is a guest contribution by Melissa of Priez Pour Dzhokhar, a French blog with a similar mission and subject matter to Christians United for Jahar. Almighty Father, Thank you for your love, grace and mercy. I pray … 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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“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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Message from a Flower

Back in mid-April, I went to a college friend’s bridal shower and someone who won a pansy as a prize gave it to me. I figured I’d try to keep it alive inside my apartment until mid-May when I was … 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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Fighting Evil With Love

I wanted to share this editorial I wrote for a journalism class on April 26, 2013 — 11 days after the Boston Marathon Bombings, 7 days after Jahar was captured, and 5 days after I made a daily commitment for … 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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Reflections About Jury Selection

I realized that while we have been retweeting reporters’ tweets for the duration of jury selection, we have yet to make a blog entry about what’s been happening. With the jury set to be whittled down to 18 (12 jurors … Continue reading

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Opening arguments set to begin Wednesday

It’s official: Barring an unlikely ruling by the First Circuit to move the trial out of Boston, opening arguments will finally commence next week. Schedule: Thurs., Feb. 26 – No court Fri., Feb. 27 – No court Mon., March 2 (10 a.m. ET) – Hearing on pending motions … Continue reading

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