Thursday, February 15, 2018


I have pictures on my camera roll of how we celebrated Valentine's Day. I don't know about you but my celebration wasn't as light as usual when I heard about the school shooting in Florida. I called to chit chat with my mom and she told me. I then turned on the TV for a few minutes.

 A few minutes was all I could take. As I was watching I looked into the kitchen and saw our table set for Valentine's Day. The heart table cloth, the pretty flowers, the balloon for Megan and and a gift bag in front of Megan and Chuck's plate. I thought about all of those families that had the Valentine treats or dinner plans for those they love dearly and how it would never come to pass.

 I went to back porch called Chuck, sobbed, and cried out to Jesus. My heart is broken.

 A friend posted the following on FB this morning. Jesus. Yes, the hope in Jesus is what I need.
Every broken relationship.
Every school shooting.
Every abandonment.
Every betrayal.
Every act of violence. 

Every perversion. 

Every child abduction.

Every heartbreak.
The answer is JESUS.
Jesus does not take away all your pain.
But he brings a hope that this world is not the end.
There is more, my friends.

More joy. 
More forgiveness. 
More grace. 
More love. 
More happiness. 
More worship.
More glory.
More beauty.

MORE than we can even imagine.
If you do not know that hope - the hope that can only come from Jesus - please reach out.
He loves you. 
He is waiting for you. 
He is ready to welcome you with open arms.

Jesus is the answer.


  1. Wendi,
    I've been reading your blog for quite some time and am always encouraged by your words. I love how you and your family live a more simple, slow life although I'm sure you are still busy making your home a place of rest and love. You truly have a gift of encouragement and I pray God will continue to use you and your blog to minister to others. I wish we lived closer to each other as I would so enjoy having you as a friend. May God continue to bless you and your family. Tammie - Georgia

  2. Thank you, I needed this, such sadness and I have a really hard time with this new wave of tragedy.

  3. Sweet and fitting post.
    I can’t watch any of the news.

  4. Beautiful, Wendi...

  5. Wendi, this was beautiful. It is the truth He is our hope in a dark world. Hugs you to sweet friend. I love your blog.

  6. ((((((HUGS)))))) I just can't believe how many school shootings we have already had this year. There is such evil in this lost world. We so need Jesus in our lives.

  7. Anonymous9:28 AM

    I agree, we need Jesus now more than ever. Such a sad, tragic event in FL.


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