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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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Boldly I Approach

He pulls me close with nail-scarred hands into His everlasting arms. Many times I hear a Christian song and immediately think about Jahar because the lyrics speak of what I so deeply desire for him. That song then becomes associated with him … Continue reading

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Ex Nihilo

Ex Nihilo…. Latin, meaning “out of nothing.” Every time I hear this song, I am reminded that we serve a God who is able to create something out of nothing…. who is able to create a “beautiful piece of art … Continue reading

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Blessed Are the Merciful

This sermon jam perfectly encapsulates why we care about Jahar and pray for him. First, we pray because we believe that God is able to save Jahar. “Jesus touched the untouchable, and loved the unlovable, and forgave the unforgivable, and welcomed the undesirable… Jesus … Continue reading

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Lifelight Music Festival

This Friday through Monday, I’ll be attending Lifelight Music Festival in Worthing, South Dakota. It’s a free Christian music festival that happens every year over Labor Day weekend. Since I first began praying for Jahar in April, I’ve been striving … Continue reading

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Jesus Signed [Jahar’s] Pardon

I found this southern gospel song called “Jesus Signed My Pardon,” and I couldn’t help but think of Jahar. The words speak for themselves: I was in sin’s prison, oh, so dark and cold Like a lost sheep wandering from … Continue reading

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Hope Is Rising

I discovered this song—“Hope Is Rising” by Luminate—tonight and realized just how perfect it is for Jahar. I’ll let the words, especially the chorus, speak for themselves: Every prison has a door Every captive can be free Every sinner has … Continue reading

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Not Alone

I just finished writing Jahar with the words of one of my favorite songs, “Not Alone” by Red. I think the song is absolutely perfect for what he’s going through. Slowly fading away You’re lost and so afraid Where is … Continue reading

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Before the Throne of God Above

I’m not usually one for “old” hymns, but when this song came on my “Jahar” Pandora station I created, I found myself just smiling and nodding at so many of the lyrics. While it’s so easy to nod as if … Continue reading

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