"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced." - Vincent Van Gogh

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Just for a few days

My heart has been overwhelmed with pain for the families of the women and children that were killed last Friday morning in Newtown.

There are no appropriate comments for the crime, just prayer and outpouring of love for those who are suffering during this season. I can't answer whys there just IS. Evil happened in a horrible way and we are all grieved.

For a few days, instead of reading my blog, I would love it if you would take a few minutes to pray for the families. I know you probably all are already, but a few extra minutes would be wonderful. I have links here to the Facebook pages for the victims so that you can read their stories and hold the families up.

There are also a plethora of youtube videos and tributes already and the news stories keep coming. In a few days, this story will subside and yet the pain and loss of those grieving will be very real.

Please pray for the families that they will experience peace in the midst of their heartache.

Pray for the brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and all affected by the loss.

Pray for the children and teachers in the school who survived and are dealing with the terrible anxiety and grief.

Pray for the first responders and all who are on the front lines helping.

Pray for a town that will never be the same.

One more thing... please don't post anything on your FB page about God not being allowed in school as the reason for this. Really? To say that is vindictive and small minded and trite and the families and the victims deserve so much more than that. God abides in people and I saw God in all the public schools where my children attended.  God is everywhere. He was in the concentration camps. He is in the darkness to bring peace and joy to his children. He loves ALL people for he IS love. Don't use this to jump on your religious or political rant. It is a painful affront to all those who have lost people so dear to them.



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