Tag Archives: life

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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To My Beloved Future Brother on His 22nd Birthday

To my beloved future brother, I can’t believe this is the third birthday that has gone by since God laid you on my heart.  The love He has given me for you has grown exponentially since that day.  I know … 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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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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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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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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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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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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Hold Him, He Needs to Feel Loved

Send [him] a sign A hint, A whisper Fill [him] with life ‘Cause [he is] listening Come break the quiet Breathe Your awakening Bring [him] the light ‘Cause [he is] fading Surround [him] with the rush of angels’ wings Shine Your light so [he] can … 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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