Today’s Coffee of Choice: Archer Farms Christmas Blend, black
Today’s Scripture: Delayed hope makes the heart sick, but fulfilled desire is a tree of life. – Proverbs 13:12
I was planning on doing a blog series on hope this week in honor of the Christmas holiday. In light of the events at Sanday Hook Elementary this past Friday, I felt even more compelled to share some thoughts on the subject. Please click on the video below to hear the first part of a series about choosing hope in the midst of hardship. Below my vlog you will also find a few links from my blogroll meant to bring extra encouragement and counsel in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook. Please also join me in committing to pray for all those affected by the shooting throughout the holidays by stopping by my Facebook page and writing a prayer on my note entitled “Prayers for Newtown.”
A new addition to my blogroll, Laurie Coombs, shares her heart on what it means to practically respond to those who are left in the aftermath of a horrific act of violence. Writing from raw personal experience, Laurie brings a voice to the emotions felt after such a tragedy and provides a short, wisdom-filled list on how to sensitively reach out to those affected. Click on her picture to go to her thoughts on the tragedy at Sandy Hook.
Stephanie Clayton, a counselor and speaker, addresses what it means to pray for peace as a parent of a small child struggling to process through the events of last week in her blog entitled, “Praying Peace in the Light of Brokenness.”