Sixth Grade School Shooting

On May 6th, 2021, a sixth grader brought a gun to her middle school in Rigby, Idaho, where she shot two classmates and one custodian. She was disarmed before she could wreak more havoc; all of the victims are alive and will be okay.

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To Burst Open Again

Cold-hearted child
Music gone wild,
afraid of the unknown

She cries and cries
lifts up her eyes
for children who do not show

Like a dried-up river,
she used to burst open,
but now she has withered away.

Jesus, it is my prayer
that the water wells up once again
I need You, not you

Return me to my love at first
Let me experience a second, a third burst
For You, my King, my everything
Let my love for them
burst open again

(c) Annalee Hoover, 2021

The Chibok Schoolgirls Kidnapping: 7 Years Later

Hey friends,
I feel so bad. I forgot that yesterday, April 14th, 2021, was the 7th anniversary of the Chibok schoolgirls being kidnapped. What I would like to do here today is reflect on this tragedy, my journey with it, and what Jesus has shown me.

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