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Led Them off as Slaves

Last night I was randomly playing Lauren Daigle’s “Come Alive (Dry Bones)” while looking at the above photo of Jahar from his final pretrial conference on Thursday. The accidental juxtaposition of the song with the photo was perfect. And one … 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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Calling Each By Its Name

Last fall, several of us started a prayer ministry for people on death row called Operation Life.  We are assigned to specific inmates who are within 3 months of their execution (although that often gets stayed repeatedly), and we commit … Continue reading

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Your Faith for This Man Counts

Every once in a while, I have a day of doubt – never in God Himself, but more in if this is what God truly wants of me or if I’ve made it all up in my head.  Yesterday, I … Continue reading

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A House Divided

In case you haven’t noticed……Satan is well aware of what we’re doing, and he’s not happy about it.  As far as we know, the Enemy continues to have a strong grasp on Jahar.  He’s got him in the palm of … Continue reading

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Lessons on praying big prayers

Since May I’ve been reading E.M. Bounds on Prayer, a collection of seven of E.M. Bounds’ classic works about prayer. What I’ve been reading got me thinking that I should write a blog entry on praying big prayers. After all, praying for … Continue reading

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God’s Love is Powerful

God’s Love is Long Enduring: The Bible says that God is with His followers: “Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive my glory. Whom … Continue reading

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It IS Possible! (Remembering Another’s Story)

NOTE: SOME OF THIS POST IS SLIGHTLY GRAPHIC/SENSITIVE. NOTE: All excerpts are from the biography written by Mistie Bernall- “She Said Yes.” It is not impossible for God to reach anybody, whether it is you, me, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, or anybody … Continue reading

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Our Prayer is Part of His Plan

Generally speaking, I know that God placed Jahar on my heart and asked me to pray for him – and so I do, often without questioning.   Other times – I find myself starting to wonder…..if God has a plan, and … Continue reading

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Dousing the altar

I have some encouragement to give in light of last week’s news about the death penalty being pursued for Jahar. My message comes out of 1 Kings 18:20-39. Rather than quote the entire thing here, I’ll tell the story myself. … Continue reading

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