This weekend left me with a heavy heart.
It was one of those weekends, where, in my little world of "important" things like weight loss and busyness, I realize how much suffering and sadness there really is out there.
On Saturday, I heard about a terrible fight between two childhood friends - both of which, I had met recently but did not know - that left one of them dead and the other in jail. Then, yesterday, Jeff and I received a phone call about a friend from high school, who we hadn't seen in years, who took his own life. And of course, there's all the suffering in Haiti right now.
There are whole communities of people who don't want to wake up this morning, because life is SO hard... I still believe in the power of laughter and joy; but, sometimes, I need to learn how to really "mourn with those who mourn" (Romans 12:15).
I'll leave you with these beautiful pictures of Jeff on a mission trip to Haiti a few years back. Pray for THIS spirit to return to that land.