Posts Tagged ‘Tragedy’

22 Acts of Kindness that will Combat Hate

11-year-old Ruben was scared after this week’s shooting in El Paso. At first, he begged his mom to stay in all weekend and order their groceries online, especially since they had shopped at that Walmart the day before. But as she comforted her son, she also challenged him to come up with a way to show the kindness and goodness of the people of El Paso. He came up with the #ElPasoChallenge : challenging everyone… … Continue reading

How Do You Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus?

No one prepared you for parenting in a global pandemic! Your kids are out of school and probably asking questions like, “Why am I not allowed to go play with my friends?” and “Why can I not go to school and see my teachers?” Your first instinct may be to simply tell your kids that everything is going to be ok, but that may not be the right move. Dr. Josh and Christi Straub are… … Continue reading

When the Shooting Stops, The Questions Begin

In the wake of the recent mass shootings, it is only natural to search for answers to explain something completely incomprehensible. Here is one of those big questions and where I have landed personally on this issue. Please keep in mind I am not a pastor or a theologian, I am just someone like you trying to make sense of the senseless. The Question: With every one of these shootings I pray, but after hearing… … Continue reading

FIVE THINGS: Five Things You Could Say to Someone After Tragedy

Three senseless acts of violence in our country in one week. Dayton, Ohio…El Paso, Texas…Gilroy, California. At least 34 lives lost. We can’t make sense of senselessness except to say it’s a product of evil, of the brokenness of this world in which we live.  When my husband, Dan, was very sick, toward the end of a four year battle with lung cancer, he chose some verses from the Bible as our family verses. Lung… … Continue reading

Find Out What Sidewalk Prophets Will Do Next After Their Horrible Trailer Fire

Just after kicking off their new tour “Something Different” the guys in Sidewalk Prophets suffered the horrible loss of their entire trailer containing all of their equipment and instruments. Thankfully, everyone is safe and no one was injured in the fire. Instead of canceling the rest of the tour, lead singer, Dave expresses that they will blaze ahead and find a way to do each show. Sidewalk Prophets is so thankful for your prayers and… … Continue reading

I Want to Know the Motive Behind the Las Vegas Tragedy

I want to know the motive We all saw what happened. And now come the questions. What could prompt someone to do something like that? Did he “snap”? Was he radicalized in some way? What was his background, his mindset? What was his childhood like? What of his gambling debts? What about his father’s criminal past? Those are the questions, but they’re not my questions. I want to know the motive, but I’m not so… … Continue reading

The 5 Songs You Need When Tragedy Strikes

It seems like one thing after another these days. If it’s not an earthquake or a hurricane then it’s a shooting. There is a tragedy all around us. In these moments, we cling to our faith more than ever. These things are the hard reminder that this broken world is not our home. Music can bring truth and hope to our souls when we need it most. These songs have helped us and maybe they… … Continue reading

How a Deadly Bus Crash Wrecked We Are Messengers

We Are Messengers was involved in a horrific bus accident a few days ago that resulted in the tragic death of a young man in a car they hit. They’re still in the middle of working through all the emotions, but Darren was willing to come in and share more of the story with us. It’s a moving story and they know God is at work, but please keep them in your prayers or also find out… … Continue reading

A Needed Song of Hope on a Hopeless Day

It’s so easy to feel hopeless right now. Especially in light of what we see on the news and in our Facebook feeds. That’s why we’re thankful for songs like this one from Tenth Avenue North to remind us who our hope is in. Join us in talking to God today. Give Him your fears and ask Him to show you how best to respond. “I have this hope In the depth of my soul In… … Continue reading

Hear How a Tragic Miscarriage Inspired Citizen Way’s New Song

Ben said everything changed for him when his 8 year old daughter Ava said, ” You know why they can’t find the baby’s heartbeat? Because they already gave it to Jesus.” “When I’m With You” is the new song from Citizen Way inspired by a heartbreaking miscarriage that the lead singer Ben Calhoun’s family experienced. Hearing Ben share about how God was faithful even during the hardest season of their life, makes the lyrics to his… … Continue reading