My heart is still raw in sadness and pain for the tragedy that the families in Newtown are bearing.

I need to carve out a place of quiet in my heart so I can let in His light. 


But I do know words are powerful and they can heal.

So instead of allowing the fear-based sensationalized words of the media fill my mind, I have taken a few moments to hear different words and remember life.

I want to share with you this song written by Jason Robert Brown.

It is just over 3 minutes and he beautifully sings the names of each of those whose lives were taken.

Right now, that is all I can do.  As I listen to their names I offer up my love and prayers and release my confusion and pain about it all.

I imagine a warm loving light surrounding each one and their families.

I just let my heart open and enter a quiet space in honor of their lives.

I wanted to share this in case it feels right for you.

But most of all, I simply wanted to reach out and in some way connect, because I know that while pain wants us to close up and numb out….love spurs us toward one another.  And I’m doing my best to soften into the truth of love.