Not everyone is happy with Indiana Pastor Davey Blackburn's sharing his murdered wife's private thoughts from her journal on social media, and they are letting him and the public know about it.
On Sunday, Blackburn, who leads Resonate Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, posted another page of his dead wife's private thoughts from her journal on Twitter, revealing how they were encouraging him.
"Amanda's journal entries are ministering to my heart so much. I hope they serve you in the same way," Blackburn noted with a photo of a journal page.
In the entry, Amanda appears to be looking to God to send her help and highlights a memory involving her husband to show how God is faithful.
"I lift my eyes up. My help comes from the Lord. I lift my eyes up. My help comes from the Lord. Oh my God, he will not delay. My refuge and strength, always. I will not fear, his praise is true. My God will come through, always, always," Amanda noted in the apparent cry for help.
"Jesus thank you for never leaving us. Thank you for always providing for us. Thank you for your sovereign plan. Davey told an illustration last night about a specific bat he had been begging his parents for in HS.
"Christmas came and he saw the bat shaped present and was so excited. But when he opened it, it was a Rawlings Big Stick…not the bat he had been begging for," the entry continued.
"But his dad had done some research and found out this was the up and coming bat for the next year but no one knew about it. That year Davey beat all the guys on his team in batting average. Such a good illustration and reminder that you are sovereign and have our best interest in mind – even when you are working it out in a way we never expected. You are so good Father! Help," the journal page ended.
The post has been liked just 86 times out of his 3,663 followers on Twitter, at the time of this article, and while a small number have shared their appreciation for revealing the thoughts of his late wife, some felt he went too far and thought the post was self-serving.
While Twitter user Ellie Keller commented, "Needed this encouragement today. What a great reminder that the Lord always knows what's best! Thank you for sharing!"
Wendy McClelland in reply to Blackburn's post wrote, "Why would you share your wife's PRIVATE journal entries? Let them comfort you but allow her some privacy even in death."
Carrie Cannon agreed with McClelland's comments about Blackburn.
"If you are going to use them for ministry please share 1 that she vents about you her marriage. It could help lots of couples," she said. "Again these are her private entries & should be kept between her & the Lord I feel u shared them cuz they boasted about you."
Blackburn and his wife moved from South Carolina in 2012 to start Resonate Church in Indiana. On the morning of Nov. 10, while Davey was away at the gym, police said his wife was shot three times, including once in the head during a home invasion. She succumbed to her injuries the following day along with her 13-week-old unborn daughter, Everette "Evie" Grace Blackburn.
Amanda's suspected killer, Larry Jo Taylor Jr., 18, and his accomplice, Jalen Watson, 21, have both been charged with murder and a litany of other crimes.
Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced Monday that Diano Gordon, 24, a man held in police custody for nearly a month in connection with burglaries, which preceded Amanda's murder at her home, was charged in connection with the burglaries, according to the Indy Star.
Gordon faces felony counts of burglary and theft for his alleged role in the crime spree that preceded Amanda's death. He was taken into custody Nov. 19 on an unrelated parole violation.
Both Taylor and Watson have pleaded not guilty and are expected to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing on Jan. 8, 2016.