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Friday, October 22, 2010

Moment of Silence

In lieu of a Friday Five today, I'd like everyone who reads this blog to have a moment of silence or prayer for Eilish and her family.  Eilish was a 13-year-old girl who died in her sleep, most likely due to nighttime hypoglycemia.  There have been some great posts among folks in the DOC about this tragedy, instead of linking them all you can go look at my blog list down on the right.  We've all been taking this pretty hard.  Some of us are mad, some of us are scared (that it might happen to us), but all of us are sad. 

It's true that this event is rare, and not something we should be scared of.  It's true that we should hope for a cure (I do, everyday).  But there are times when things like this happen, that we just need to mourn.  It's OK to grieve, even for someone I didn't know.  I'll admit, I sat here and cried at my desk after hearing the news.  I prayed that God would just wrap her family in comfort in a way that only He can.  I find comfort in Him and His Word, so I'd like to share some verses that give me peace during times of mourning. 

 "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: [. . .] a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance" ~Ecclesiastes 3:1&4 

 "O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. You do not delight in sacrifice, or I could bring it; you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise." ~Psalm 51:15-17


  1. Eilish's story is completely heartbreaking and an unfortunate reminder of our own mortality and despite best intentions, how little control we have over many things in our life sometimes.

  2. This story was so heartbreaking and touched so many of us in such a powerful way. I've been praying for her family, thanking God for her heavenly healing, and praying for myself and the others in the online community who are hurting for her and ourselves.


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