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You Are Stronger

Jesus, I fully trust that You are working all things together to bring Jahar home to You – and if I remain close to You in constant prayer, I never doubt it.  But sometimes when my mind drifts from You … 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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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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Reflections About Jury Selection

I realized that while we have been retweeting reporters’ tweets for the duration of jury selection, we have yet to make a blog entry about what’s been happening. With the jury set to be whittled down to 18 (12 jurors … Continue reading

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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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I AM.

But God, surely You can’t reach him there. They’ve built up an impenetrable barrier with the restrictions they’ve placed on him. There’s no space that My love can’t reach. I just don’t see how the love of Christ can be … Continue reading

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Our God is greater

Our God is greater, our God is stronger, God You are higher than any other. Our God is greater… Greater than the power of Islam in Jahar’s life. God can break through his spiritual blindness and open his eyes to … Continue reading

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God has him right where He wants him

At today’s status conference, a trial date for Jahar was set for November 3, 2014. Judge O’Toole called it a “a realistic and fair date,” but the defense believes otherwise. On Monday, Jahar’s lawyers had filed a motion pushing for … Continue reading

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Dousing the altar

I have some encouragement to give in light of last week’s news about the death penalty being pursued for Jahar. My message comes out of 1 Kings 18:20-39. Rather than quote the entire thing here, I’ll tell the story myself. … 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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