Square Peg ● Round Hole







In a seemingly chaotic world, my little corner of it is peaceful.  Yesterday afternoon, the media swarmed on the “credible threat” on our local schools that resulted in “heightened security.”    It was like swatting at a beehive and once that hit the social media circle, the swarm of bees went into attack mode.

I am not oblivious to the world we live in nor am I resistant to fear.   I am, however, responsible for the well-being of my two boys and want them to learn that decisions based on fear never have a good outcome.   Interestingly enough, so many people were on Facebook either asking what others were going to do in terms of sending their children to school or they were adamantly stating that they were keeping their kids home.   I, on the other hand, was the happy medium.    Faith rules and fear drools.   (Yes, I realize that was childlike.) The confusion for many is that what they think is God’s voice telling them to not send their kids is really fear in disguise.   We all have to make decisions based on what is best for our children, but I vow to never transplant my feelings of fear onto them.

So, I started my morning as I do any other day……I prayed.  I prayed for the safety of our community and I thanked God for watching over my boys.   It is just any other day in a very unsettling world.     I dropped Bryce off at school and told him that I loved him…..as I do everyday.    I drove home with a sense of peace and security.    Faith is my faithful companion and I trust its presence.