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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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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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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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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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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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Last Word

It’s hopeless. He’ll never be saved. He doesn’t want to be saved. He wants nothing to do with Jesus. He’s too deep into radical Islam. He has too much evil in his heart. He has so much blood on his … Continue reading

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Take Heart

Jahar has so much weighing on him right now that it’s difficult to even fathom what he must be going through.  Troubles: He’s got plenty of those.  He’s likely in prison for the rest of his life.  He’s lost his … 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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