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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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Stacking the Deck

I don’t know Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I never have. And until God answers our desperate prayers and I meet him in heaven, I likely never will. But C.S. Lewis once said, “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; … Continue reading

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Unanswered Prayers: Reflections on my Day at the Tsarnaev Trial

Sometimes when you’re planning something for a long time, you end up thinking about it so much that you develop expectations for exactly how it’s going to go.  I had planned to go to Jahar’s trial for two days in … Continue reading

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He Knows What He’s Doing

This has been my anthem over the past couple of weeks and will continue to be for the next several months.  I just wanted to share it with you tonight as a reminder of Who is in control. “We can trust … 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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Today’s three major developments

Today has been a big news day for Jahar’s case. The three major decisions made by Judge O’Toole today are: The start of the trial has been been moved from November 3, 2014, to January 5, 2015. The defense had requested a … Continue reading

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I Have Never Commanded Such a Horrible Deed

In Jeremiah 7, verses 30-31, the Lord says, “The people of Judah have sinned before my very eyes.  They have set up their abominable idols right in the Temple that bears my name, defiling it.  They have built pagan shrines … Continue reading

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I hate you

Today during Jahar’s status conference, I was looking at a list on Twitter I have that includes Boston journalists who have covered his case. One of them, Laurel J. Sweet (@laurel_sweet), was tweeting about sentencing going on the same time … Continue reading

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Remembering what was lost

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18 In our quest to see redemption win, we must not forget the tragedy that made redemption necessary in the first place. A year ago … Continue reading

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