Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

I was found of Thee

We studied the following passage at small group last night, and I felt like the Holy Spirit was speaking to me about Jahar throughout: He entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief … 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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Those Things He Was Saying Today: Reflections on the Tsarnaev Sentencing

On Wednesday, I attended Jahar’s formal sentencing in Boston.  I had hemmed and hawed for a long time over whether to go or not.  I don’t have a lot of extra vacation days to take, and they didn’t give much … 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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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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Changed Hearts and Spirits

I was spending time in Ezekiel this morning when I came across verses 18-20 in Chapter 11: When the people return to their homeland, they will remove every trace of their vile images and detestable idols.  And I will give … Continue reading

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A Heavy Realization

A few weeks ago, I was in the middle of praying for God to give my precious future brother a questioning and seeking heart and for all of his searching to lead him to the Truth……when I had a thought … Continue reading

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Would You Join Me in Praying?

Of those of us who have come together because we feel called to pray for Jahar – we often realize that we have been praying the same exact things without even communicating about them.  However, what’s especially fascinating to me … Continue reading

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Giving grace through our words

The message tonight at Chi Alpha (a campus ministry I attend) I felt was really relevant to our mission to lead Jahar to Christ, so I would love to share a part of it with all of you. The message … Continue reading

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