December 14, 2012
A Different Kind of Birthday
Today is my 59th birthday. It began and is ending in much different ways.
Early this morning I received a phone call from my mother wishing me a happy birthday. Next, I jotted down some lines in my journal, giving thanks for my family. As I checked my phone, I found many Facebook greetings, emails, and texts. My heart was encouraged.
Then the news broke. Twenty-eight people, including twenty children, killed in a senseless act of violence in the Connecticut school shooting. How could such a heinous act of evil happen?
Our Olive staff prayed this afternoon for the grieving families and the community changed forever. I also called Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas to check on him on such a difficult day.
Hold your family tightly tonight. Then pray God will bring comfort to those who are facing indescribable heartbreak.