Tag Archives: freedom

The Best Thing That Happened To Me

Many of my friends on death row know exactly what started me off doing death row ministry.  They know who God first laid upon my heart.  From time to time, we talk about it – especially when there is news.  … 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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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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They Sentenced Me To Die

It seemed like I’d run out of second chances And they sentenced me to die And I was just like a dead man walking I was running out of time But you came to me and opened my eyes And … Continue reading

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Weekly Fast

“And they mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and for Jonathan his son and for the people of the Lord and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword.” 2 Samuel 1:12 All throughout God’s … Continue reading

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One More Day

Abba, When I heard the news last week I was heartbroken, frustrated, sad, angry, shocked, and everything in between.  I was scared that Jahar’s time to come to You may have just gotten cut significantly shorter.  It took me some … 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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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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