Give Them Strength

Yesterday was a very sad day. I spent most of my evening glued to my computer as a terrible story was unveiled. 

A sophomore at Marinette High School (A school in Wisconsin – just minutes away from my parent’s house) held his classroom at gunpoint yesterday afternoon, 23 students and 1 teacher. After a 5 hour standoff 5 students were released and then minutes later the situation ended quickly when the gunman decided to take his own life. At that point a Rescue Crew quickly got into the room and brought the rest of the hostages out and to their families. 

As far as we know the only injured person was the gunman. It hasn’t been announced yet but from what my dad heard on the scanner, the 15-year old gunman passed away last night and his body was sent to Green Bay for an autopsy. 

The school has been closed down for at least today.

You can find more information at

Please pray for all of those affected by this tragedy. Give them the strength to get through this!

Pray especially for those who witnessed the end of this young boy’s life. 


Prayer Requests

I have two special prayer requests.

Meghan, is our best friend’s “little” sister. Lauren (a bridesmaid at our wedding and her husband, Eric, was our best man). Three years ago she battled osteosarcoma and won the fight. Last week a mass was discovered in her lung and it was removed on Friday. The results of the biopsy came in today and it was osteosarcoma. Meghan and Lauren’s mom began a blog back when Meghan was diagnosed the first time and I encourage you to read it. Right now things are looking up and pending the results of a full body scan it looks like the cancer was isolated and Meghan will not have to go through chemo treatments. 

Meghan and her family are very special to us and I know many of you met them at our wedding and would like to be aware of what is happening to our good friends.

You can find the blog here. (click on the colored word)

(I snagged this picture from Lauren’s Facebook)

My sister-in-law Eryn also could use a few prayers. She has been sick for awhile (strep throat) and is also encountering some challenges at work. Please keep her in your prayers too.