In the wake of last week’s horrific tragedy, many folks are reaching out over social media and the blogosphere. To share stories, connect with one another, and learn more about what happened, and what we can learn from such destruction.
Some blogs and bloggers in particular have stood out to me for their articulate, careful, reasoned, and passionate analysis of where we go from here. I’ve been enlightened, moved, and called to (small) action by their words. Hopefully some of the the meditations of these folks will inspire you, just as they inspired me.
The Gift by Paul Buchheit: An incredible meditation on living every day as if it’s your last. A critical reminder for today, and all days.
Newtown, As I Know It by Jaime Martin: One homeschooling mom’s account of living in Newtown, and what it means to her to see her town facing down the dark, especially as the mother of young babes walking the streets of Newtown today.
The Truth About Sandy Hook: Where is God When Bad Things Happen by Ann Voskamp: In Voskamp’s signature voice, she explores the age-old question come to bear on the topic of Sandy Hook. How can families, towns, and nations destroyed by such violence come together again? With God, she says.
Our Stories Matter Because We Matter by Brene Brown: Always a force for good, Brown explains how story is central to the essence of finding yourself after turmoil.
After Sandy Hook, Social Media Bonds Us All by Melissa Ford: If you ever wondered how social media seeks to bring folks together in the wake of tragedy, Ford has the explanation — told through her own personal revelation of the fact.
Newtown, Light in the Darkness by Barbara Rainey: If what you seek is light, let Rainey guide you.
Whatever your beliefs, may we all work to come together during this time to help those hurting in Newtown. Whether it’s through social media or tangible touch, think of how you might lend a hand to someone who needs it. I know I will be.