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To My Beloved Future Brother on His 22nd Birthday

To my beloved future brother, I can’t believe this is the third birthday that has gone by since God laid you on my heart.  The love He has given me for you has grown exponentially since that day.  I know … 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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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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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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Fighting for Him

Jacob was a master deceiver.  He conned his brother Esau into selling his birthright to him, and then he stole Esau’s blessing.  In Genesis 32:22-32, Jacob has an encounter with God as he is on his way to meet Esau … Continue reading

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Where Two or Three are Gathered

Sometimes the intricacy and intentionality of God’s plans just blow me away.  He not only called people from all over the world to intercede on Jahar’s behalf – but then He brought us together…..whether in “real life” or through the … Continue reading

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Aha! Moment

Ever have a moment where God just basically smacks you in the face with something and teaches you a lesson that you desperately needed to learn?  That happened to me this morning. As many of you know, some of us … Continue reading

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