On fear and faith…


My tween daughter said something to me last night and it put a giant knot in my heart. She said,

” Mom, kids go to school and get shot. Kids go to school and are killed by a tornado. People go to the movies and are shot. They run a marathon and are bombed. Kids watch a marathon and die. Why?”

My short answer honestly was, “I don’t know.”  We went on to talk about it further and here is the gist of the conversation…

The reality is, this sort of thing rarely ever happens.  It doesn’t feel that way when news and social media and everything else puts it right smack in your face for days and weeks on end.  But honestly, in the big scheme of life, it rarely happens.

Not too long ago, my daughter had talked to her uncle out in California.  She was studying earth…

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