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Do You Have a Question for Anthony? For Me?

Posted on: September 3rd, 2013 by Laurie Coombs 1 Comment

Do You Have a Question

As many of you know, I’ve been corresponding with Anthony, the man who murdered my dad, for three and a half years now. God has brought us through the fire together as He called both of us to enter into our darkest places in order to, ultimately, bring us to the light.

It’s been quite a journey, to say the least, and I am a strong believer that the blessings both Anthony and I received were not intended just for us. We’re called to share our story with both honesty and transparency.

Up until this point, Anthony has primarily shared his story within the confines of prison. Yet, he has also chosen to share his side of this story a few times here. If you missed any of them, they’re worth the read and can be found in the “Featured Posts” section in my sidebar.

Still, there is so much more to this story than what Anthony and I have shared, and though I’ll continue to write about our journey here as well as in my upcoming book, I thought I’d give each of you an opportunity to ask questions. Your question can be asked of either Anthony or myself. And yes, Anthony has agreed to answer your questions!

Perhaps you struggle with the sins of your past. And you wonder how to seek forgiveness from God, from those you hurt, or from yourself.

Perhaps you struggle with a wounded soul. Someone hurt you, and you need to experience healing and redemption from your past.

Perhaps you’re interested in prison ministries and would like to know how best to minister to those behind bars.

Or perhaps I’ve left you wondering about a certain aspect of my story, and the answer might help you in your own walk.

Honestly, you may ask us anything.

I don’t know what you need to––or want to––know, but I do know that it’s helpful to be able to ask questions. When I first began this crazy journey with Anthony, I was desperate to glean wisdom from anyone who could relate to what I was being called to but found no one. And though I know that was God’s way of forcing me to seek Him alone, I do believe we’re all called to help one another. And I do believe, I’m called to minister to wounded hearts.

 So, what’s your question? What would you like to know? Share your question in the comments section, and I’ll be writing a post with all the answers.

Please note: I must tell you that there will be a little lag time between the questions you ask and the answers you receive. After I receive your questions, I will send them along to Anthony, who will then need to respond. It usually takes about 2-4 weeks between letters. Additionally, questions asked of me may either inspire an entire post or may be answered together with Anthony’s responses.

Thank you!! I sincerely hope to be a blessing to each of you!

  • vaderalman

    For Anthony;  I have been thinking a lot about pain recently and how pain drives us to do wrong things.  I believe in my life my most egegious sins were driven by pain.  I wonder if you felt that yours were as well?  

    For Laurie:  In relations to Anthony’s question you seem to have responded to your pain differently and did not let your pain drive you to sin but to a wonderful redemption for someone who caused you tremendous hurt.  Your response to your own pain also led to it being lessened as well it appears.  Do you think first that pain leads to a lot of sin and second how should one respond to pain in their life?