When we are broken…

This week, we are broken at my house. It’s because of the tragic death of two little boys last week who meant the world to us and whose families are very dear to us. I know I’ll have more to say on this later. It’s not something you can experience without it changing you and eventually coming out in your writing. But for now, I’m very short on words.

But today, in honor of Nate and Noah, I’ll remember this verse, spoken over us by the God those boys both loved dearly, and the God you and I know will never leave us during times like this.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
    he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

The righteous person faces many troubles,
    but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.

Psalm 34:18-19

Amen.

And though I’ve always struggled with this, things do keep moving on in the world when tragedy like this occurs, even here at Unfading. So I’m proud to announce a few things coming up this week. If you’ve been following Tiffany’s marriage series and you’re saying, “yeah, but I’m single” (in a scoffing voice while staring at your ring finger to make sure things haven’t changed and that it’s clearly visible to everyone you pass) then Thursday’s post is for you, because it’s about singleness.

Then Friday we get to share in the epic part one of the Girls of the Covenant series. You may remember the intro, available at this link, but you had no idea from reading that what you were in for. One thing: those girls in the “cast list” + great outdoors = what do you think?

Next Monday, I’m hoping to continue on with my communion series. What do communion and a wedding ceremony have in common? Check it out to see!

Though as always, we make no promises about what will go up any certain day. Life is a crazy, hectic mess and sometimes we’re doing good to get out of bed in the morning (as I’m sure you are in mid-July, with no school to force it out of you), so things could definitely change for any of these posts. We love you all to pieces! Have a lovely Wednesday and remember God is with you.

And say a prayer for Noah and Nate’s families if you have a second. They, and I, and our whole community, are needing it.

 

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