Take a moment to pray

Along with everyone else in our nation, I was deeply saddened and sickened by the shooting in Connecticut.

Take a moment today to pray.  Consider the teachers, administrators and counselors around the country who will have to deal with questions from young students and concened parents.

My oldest daughter is a first grade teacher.  I am extremely proud of her work, commitment and love for her students.  But there is no way to not have an elevated fear when something like this happens.  Life is not something to be afraid of, but there are tragic realities.  

So hug your child a little tighter, speak a word of encouragement to those teaching our kids and pray for those affected, our children, our teachers and our country.

"I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble and suffering, but have courage--I have conquered the world." John 16:33