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Hardening Pharaoh’s Heart

I have wanted to write about Exodus for a long time – but tonight, I experienced a moment of anger, frustration, brokenheartedness, and hopelessness.  When I finally had the chance to write is when I felt the least like writing … 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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Last Word

It’s hopeless. He’ll never be saved. He doesn’t want to be saved. He wants nothing to do with Jesus. He’s too deep into radical Islam. He has too much evil in his heart. He has so much blood on his … 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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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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My Desperate Prayer

Dear Jesus, Sometimes I try to imagine how Jahar might be feeling at this very moment.  I know it’s impossible, because only You truly know his thoughts and his heart – but I try to imagine anyway.  I imagine that … Continue reading

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Within the reach of grace

No one is beyond the reach of the grace of God. We see this glorious truth made evident in the story of Manasseh in 2 Chronicles 33. Manasseh was the worst king that Judah ever had. He served false gods, practiced … Continue reading

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