My resolution was to try and write a little bit each day. But honestly, with all that’s been going on over the past few days, writing about some of the things I normally write about — music, sports, stories about my kids — all seems a little frivolous.

The other day I found out that an acquaintance of mine — a young couple that’s expecting twins this spring — found out that one of their boys is having some serious health issues in utero. These friends are only 24 weeks along in their pregnancy. The doctors have already given her a steroid shot; they’re just hoping that she’ll make it another 2 weeks at which time they’ll take the babies. I can’t help but lift up these friends in prayer right now. And I hope with all that’s in me that these little babies will stay put for as long as possible.

I’m also struck by the catastrophe in Haiti right now. About 7 or 8 years ago, I visited Haiti with a few of my good friends on an evangelistic mission. One of the most significant worship experiences of my life occurred with the good brothers and sisters there in Port au Prince. I can’t imagine the horror these people must be dealing with: collapsed buildings, bodies in the streets, confusion and chaos. Our church is mobilizing to provide financial assistance (we’ll be taking a collection on Jan 24). If that’s something you’d like to help with, let me know. But tonight my heart is heavy.

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. — Psalm 34.18

Be close to us tonight, LORD.

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