Five Minute Friday: Prepare

(So, I’ve been participating in a “writers’ flash mob” of sorts called Five Minute Friday. In response to a one-word prompt, hundreds of writers sit down and write for five minutes flat. No extreme editing; no worrying about perfect grammar, font or punctuation; unscripted and unedited. Here’s today’s edition…setting the timer….)

Five Minute Friday: Prepare


In two days it will have been two years.

Two years since Sandy Hook.

Since 20 first graders and several educators were suddenly and viciously gunned down in their school.

Nothing prepared us for the news.

But there has been hauntingly similar news like it – over and over – since then.

In two days it will have been two years.

Have we used these two years wisely?

Have we taken meaningful steps to prevent similar tragedies?

I’m not prepared to say “yes.”


"We are Newtown." Drawing of town with stars (representing those lost in the Sandy Hook massacre) shining down on the town.



3 thoughts on “Five Minute Friday: Prepare

  1. Thank you. Such a very powerful reminder. I have a first grader this year and I can’t imagine that day and how it changes everyone. It changed me. It changed many I know and love. Praying for comfort as the anniversary approaches. I have a painful anniversary of my own this week and every time I pray about my loss, I will pray for yours. God bless you with peace and supernatural joy that is only possible in Him.

  2. Thanks for this… for reminding us that while we are praying for Peace on Earth – He has come… but it has not and so we continue to pray and to act and to make a change to bring Heaven to earth once again. Praying for Newtown – and so many other communities that are hurting as well!

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