The December 31, 2012, Sentinel arrived in the mail yesterday. As I began to read it last night, I felt it had been designed with me in mind. When I arrived at From the editors—“Defending children” I realized the issue was God’s response (“before they call, I will answer” [Isaiah 65:24]) to the news all day yesterday of the shooting at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. The article, “The high goal: obliterating death” [Abraham McLaughlin]; the article “Innocence rules in school” [Fay Coulouris]; the compassion and counseling of Christopher Cieply [“The protection of ‘amazing’ grace”]; and the Sentinel Watch “Addressing tragedies and ‘sudden endings’ ” [Kim C. Korinek].

I related to this issue more than to any other one I can remember in the past.

Barbara Chapline Waldner
De Beque, Colorado, US 

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On family, children, and faith
January 14, 2013

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