Tag Archives: hell

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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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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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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You and Me

I have been listening to this song on repeat since someone recommended it to me on Monday. It is a hauntingly beautiful song about the redemption offered to us through Christ, and the lyrics include powerful imagery that is extremely … Continue reading

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Hello, my name is…

We all have them: labels that the enemy uses to keep us in bondage and to knock us down. Maybe they’re labels we’ve given ourselves out of a false sense of who we are. Maybe they’re labels that others have … Continue reading

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The Nature of God

As Christians, we often feel like we have a good grasp of the Gospel and that we understand the nature of the God we serve…..but do we really?  I now know that, before God placed Jahar on my heart, I … Continue reading

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The need for consistency

God could have taken away sin, by taking away the sinner, as he took away the sin of the old world; but here is a way of doing away sin, yet sparing the sinner, by making his Son sin, that … Continue reading

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The most unloving thing we could do

I saw the following tweet today (I’m hiding the Twitter handle of the person who posted it because I don’t wish to attack her, as despite what she said, I harbor no ill will toward her): The replies to the … Continue reading

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Let not one go unwarned and unprayed for

I think it’s imperative that we realize what’s truly at stake here: If nothing changes, Jahar is going to hell. What he’s suffering now because of his injuries, being locked in a 10 x 10 foot cell all alone for … Continue reading

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