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My heart is heavy…just as I know all of your hearts are too. I really don’t have anything profound to say. No words that will make anyone feel any better. Just, I’m so sorry. So sorry to the families and friends affected by the loss of the precious 26 lives in Newtown, Connecticut. So sorry to the mamas who can’t pick their babies up from school or hold them in their arms today. My heart aches for you and I am praying that you sense the Lord’s nearness to your broken hearts.

I read this post by Jen Wilkins on the Gospel Coalition blog over the weekend. It rang true to me on so many levels…if you have a few minutes, go read it today.

Longing for the day when all things will be made new (Revelation 21:5) and praying for you, CT!

  • Selena Bragg - Hugs to you, Jess. Thank you for your sweet heart; I will be joining you in praying for CT.


  • Mary Ann - I can’t even begin to imagine the heartache for all the families and their community as a whole. What a senseless loss and what dear children, teachers, and leaders of the school. Noah Pozner’s mother wrote the most beautiful tribute to her little son. It was profound….she said he would not pass this way again and she believed he was planted on Earth to bloom in heaven. I guess God’s garden is really full with all those little sweet children blooming in heaven today. Thank you Jess for being an inspiration to mother’s all over the U.S. I’m sure you would never have thought your life experiences would be an inspiration to others and it is probably a role you never would have wanted but I love the way you live your life with such grace and joy, rejoicing in your daughter’s life and being such a cute mom to your two sweet boys. You never seem to have anything bad to say about the hard things life has dealt you. You only focus on what is good and you do it with faith and trust in that God who gave us all life. I wish you the best holiday season filled with laughter, love, and happiness. May the Lord bless you and yours at the season of His birth.ReplyCancel

  • Karina - I am profoundly sorry too. As a non-believer, I find it difficult to know what to do with the pain this awful news has caused. There do not seem to be support systems for those who do not share a faith. If I was a parent of one of those poor victims, I would not be able to carry on. From what I gather in the news, residents of that community seem to belong to one church or another. I wonder if there are any among them who do not? To whom could those individuals turn? My heart is truly heavy for all of us. It is impossible to look at any school children and feel simple joy after events like those. 🙁ReplyCancel