In the face of tragedy a brave school secretary talked a raging gunman to lay down his weapon. The weapon that she used was the love of Jesus and her testimony of grace. She takes no credit for her heroic action -- instead, she gives all glory to God for saving the lives of the entire school as well the gunman.
In the wake of last week's massacre of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary, two main subjects of debate have emerged regarding how to prevent future tragedies: better gun control versus better treatment of mental illness. A recent survey of attitudes toward gun control suggests where evangelicals and other religious groups stand on the issue.
I know many of you are wondering how and what to share with your children about this tragedy. Based on my experience as a counselor, as a mother, and as someone who's lived through something similar to what Newtown is just beginning to absorb, here are a few tips for you to ponder.
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