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Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #521 Donald Newbury / February 4, 2015

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Donald Newbury-  “That each new indignity defeats only the body.” Donald Newbury knew that the indignity of execution could only defeat the body. For Newbury, the soul is always free for those who allow it to be. […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #519 Arnold Prieto / January 21, 2015

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Arnold Prieto- “There are no endings, only beginnings.” For Jesus, the ending was just the beginning. For Arnold Prieto, the ending was just the beginning. What about for you? I invite you to pray the last words […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #516 Willie Trottie / September 10, 2014

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Willie Trottie- “Find it in your hearts to forgive me.” People are desperate for forgiveness. Who do we think we are to deny them? In Matthew 6:14, Jesus taught that those who forgive will be forgiven. When […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #511 Ray Jasper / March 19, 2014

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Ray Jasper: “…stay strong and faithful to God.” Sometimes we deny our own strength. Unbeknownst to us, God has placed deep reservoirs of strength within every person. Upon the culmination of many hard years on death row, […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #503 Douglas Feldman / July 31, 2013

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Douglas Feldman- “I hereby protest my pending execution and demand immediate relief.” Douglas Feldman was a remorseless killer. Before he uttered his last words, Feldman declared that his killing of innocent truck drivers were a justified death […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #500 Kimberly McCarthy / June 26, 2013

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Kimberly McCarthy- “I am going home to be with Jesus.” Why are we so embarrassed to talk about Jesus? We work so hard to make sure that people don’t think we are too spiritual or religious in […]

Lenten Reflections from the Executed: #491 Ramon Torres Hernandez / November 14, 2012

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*These reflections are taken from pieces of the last words of the last 40 persons executed in Texas. Ramon Torres Hernandez-   “Can you hear me?” Before Ramon Torres Hernandez was executed, he wanted to know if anyone could hear him. I cannot count the late nights of prayer where I have laid awake pondering […]

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