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A Father Knows

Imagine being a licensed foster parent when a social worker comes to drop a group of five siblings off at your house.  You have never met them before and only know a little bit about them.  The next several days … Continue reading

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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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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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Stacking the Deck

I don’t know Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I never have. And until God answers our desperate prayers and I meet him in heaven, I likely never will. But C.S. Lewis once said, “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; … 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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Come As You Are

What’s the point in even living anymore? Here I am in this box. No one to talk to but these four walls. Treated as if I’m a monster. Sometimes as if I don’t even exist. I’m so lonely…so depressed. I … Continue reading

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My Darling Child / I Still Love Him

As I read in Jeremiah a few weeks ago – I was struck by a set of verses about God bringing Israel back from captivity.  The verses spoke so perfectly to me about how God feels about His lost children, … Continue reading

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Just Say “Jesus”

Dear Jahar, Life gets tough, and times get hard And it’s hard to find the truth in all the lies If you’re tired of wondering why Your heart isn’t healing And nothing feels like home ‘Cause you’re lost and alone … Continue reading

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Shine On Him

I was lost in darkness and sinking sand Well, I was barely nothin’, a broken man God, Jahar is so lost without You.  He’s broken.  I imagine he feels as if he is worthless….unloved….unwanted.  He needs You, and he needs … Continue reading

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