When faced with life's challenges,
it is Important to Remember
that although Daniel was saved from the lions,
he was not saved from the Lion's Den.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What 911 means to me

It was hate 
that drove the planes
into the twin towers
on that September day.

It was hate 
that made a group of men
hijack another plane
and fly it into the pentagon.

It was hate 
that sent yet another plane
filled with people
to their death in a farmer's field.

made the decision
to bring death and destruction
to our home, our nation, and our world.

It was love 
that brought strangers together
on that fateful 
September morning.  

It was love 
that gave them courage
to help each other
through the inky blackness.

It was love 
that sent fireman
and policeman up into the smoke
for strangers.

It was love 
that gave strangers courage
to band together and stop
more senseless murder of innocents.

It is love
that reminds us 
every single year
of the sacrifice of heroes.  

It is love
that gives us the courage
to change our nation
and our world.

It is love
that lifts hearts out of tragedy,
brings compassion to the aching
and healing to our souls.

It is love
that makes a difference.
Indeed, it makes
All the difference.  


  1. That says it all. I remember that day 10 years ago, when I was holding my 2 week old baby boy wondering what this world was going to be like for him...It seems like so long ago, but it also seems like yesterday. Thanks for sharing your words-it really does say all the things I feel about that day.

  2. That was beautiful and right on. Thanks.

  3. Love CAN conquer a multitude of sins!

  4. I came from a "friend to yourself". I also believe love prevails and is stronger than hate. Thank you for posting this. :)