Wednesday, April 17, 2013

There is still hope...

It always leaves me a little stunned, how events hundreds or thousands of miles away can leave a person so devastated.
I still remember feelings I had after the Sandy Hook Shooting.
And then still today after Monday's incident at the Boston Marathon all the grief I still seem to feel over what happened.
I didn't know anyone who was involved in either incident.
I've never even been to either place.
Yet every time I watch the news I cry.
My heart breaks for those people.
For their families
For their friends
For the cities themselves

Knowing that no matter what happens going forward those areas will always hold a memory for the people that live there.

My hope is that those people will remember the good that happened that day, versus the bomb going off.
That they will remember how many people rushed forward to help others, more often than not those people being strangers to one another.
That they will see the support from other states, cities and even countries who are thinking of and praying for them.
That it will help us ALL to love deeper.
Care more
And DO SOMETHING each day with that day we are given.
Because no one ever knows what will happen each day.
And we should all be making the most of every opportunity we have to love, give, receive  and bless those around us.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

long time...

It seems like it's been forever since I've posted anything here.

It's not that I haven't wanted to.
There have been so many posts that I wrote in my head.  But none that actually made it here.

It's been an odd couple months "missing" on the blog.
Good months, busy months, hard moments mixed in with those things.

Today has been a good day.  But it's been a hard week.
And here it is only Tuesday.  :)

But I know it will all be ok again eventually.
Even if things don't turn out the way I have planned them.
I know that God has a plan.
He has a call.
He has a purpose.

Even when I don't understand that.
The snow will melt.
The flowers will bloom.
And spring will come again.

Sooner than I think.
It's closer than I dare hope.
But it's coming.