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Take Heart

I wrote this on April 4th, 2020. I believe now is a good time to share this message with you.


"There is more good than bad in this world. More light than darkness, and you can make more light." - Peter H. Reynolds






I just received news that a former student from my school has died ... he was 16.


This news is beyond tragic.


He was so young. He had so many years ahead of him. Why did this happen?


COVID-19 is sneaking through our world. People are scared. People are getting sick. People have died. Why is this happening?


I long for gatherings with family and friends. To sit together around a large table filled with delicious food and drink. To hold hands and say a prayer of thanks. To laugh together and hear someone share a story. Why can’t this happen?





Things seem pretty dark at the moment. Things seem pretty bleak … don’t lose hope. Don’t you dare lose hope.


I recently read the following tweet on Twitter: “Husband is a neurosurgeon - told me with tears in his eyes that he wrote notes to our kids and me in case he gets sick and dies. He walks into work fearing it will lead to his demise - but he still goes ... if that’s not heroism, what is?” - Carly Snyder


Take courage. There are heroes walking our lands. They are on the frontlines, fighting for our people every day. They are brave. They are noble. They are selfless. This is happening.


People are placing hearts on their windows. They want to spread hope to their neighbors and offer a small offering of thanks to essential care workers. This is a small act with large consequences. This is happening.


There is a Savior in the middle of all of this. He is gentle and humble. He is fierce and strong. He sees. He cares. He is on the move. This is most certainly happening!


“In this world you will have trouble. Take heart for I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33



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