Today starts a new week. But there’s something in the air. Can you feel it? The deep breath that is needed today. Even if it’s still a deep sigh.

I find it hard to really talk about anything else at the moment, but I don’t want to linger in the wrong spot. I don’t want to hover over fear, or shake my fist at the sky or curl up in a ball. I just want to love on people. I want to pray. And I want to be quiet.

One of the lovely women I call friend and colleague lives in Newtown, CT. Her name is Jamie and she is the editor of Simple Homeschool and is talking today about what living in Newtown is really like. I encourage you to read her words and to see today as a fresh day, a fresh word and a moment of quiet.

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”

– Matthew 5: 3-9


By Arianne, of To Think Is To Create

  • http://kendalprivette.blogspot.com kendal

    thanks for the link. i’m like you, i don’t want to linger in the wrong spot, but i am drawn to jamie’s post, nonetheless. off to read it before going to school for the day (which brings a set of fears….)

  • http://www.karenbeattie.net Karen

    I long for quiet and peace during this season. Thanks for the reminder….

  • http://hamershappenings.blogspot.com Lisa

    Thank you for the link. It truly does sound like a lovely town that has just been rocked by pure evil.

  • Judy from Clarks Hill

    Thank you for the link to your friend in Newtown. It was wonderful to know that there is a strong community to help the devastated families.

  • Carolyn Tidwell

    The Word of God say that “in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength. ” I cling to that promise as often as I am able.

  • http://creeksideministries.blogspot.com Linda Stoll

    Please Have Mercy

    That’s all I could write or say early on Sunday morning. And then again today …

  • http://www.margaretfeinberg.com Margaret

    thanks for the words from your friend. Can’t imagine living in CT right now

  • http://www.queenieslittlekingdom.com wanda

    I’m like so many other’s….I’m still numb!
    Walking into my own public high school for work this morning was nerve-wracking to say the least.

    While it’s never good to borrow trouble…in times like these it’s hard not to feel it could happen in your school too.

  • http://alexandranicoleb.blogspot.com Allie

    Amen. Thank you for sharing just the right words today. They shall indeed be comforted.

  • http://www.jeansblogs.com Debra

    Thank you Airanne for your post. It is what I needed to hear today. Your link to your Newtown friend offered a great vision of the real town, beyond the unthinkable. The incident could have been Anytown, USA. I am grateful and prayerful, but a little less overtaken than before. Blessings.

  • Beth Williams

    Loved the story of Newton, CT. It sounds like a nice quiet, friendly town. I love/crave quiet & friendly@

    Praying for the families of lost loved ones & others who survived. The whole town needs God’s healing now!

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