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  • Writer's pictureMandy

give us this day

Loss has a way of putting life into perspective. I’ve been reflecting on the tragic tornado Nashville faced this week, and can’t help but feel a lingering sadness. People lost lives, homes, businesses, family photos and keepsakes they’ll never get back. Ugh.

As I’ve tried to make sense of everything, I felt God gently place this prayer on my heart:

Give us this day our daily bread.

Daily bread. Today. God can get us through today. And if we are blessed with tomorrow, He will provide for tomorrow too. He has a way of intertwining our highest highs and lowest lows to form a beautiful dance we get to call life. But life happens one day at a time.

As Nashville recovers, I hope and pray we know that even on the heels of tragedy, God is present and can provide for today. And tomorrow. And the next day. With Him, we are strong. Give us this day our daily bread.

If you are looking for ways to help our Nashville community, there are a few ways you can make an impact!

Hands on Nashville is working closely with the City of Nashville and the Office of Emergency Management to ensure all of the available resources are in place to help our community restore. If you would like to volunteer your time, you can sign up here.

If you'd like to help financially, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is a great option.

Multiple churches around the city are gathering to help as well. My local church, Cross Point, will be sharing ways to get involved through prayer, time, and finances.

Nashville Parent Guide has created an Amazon Wishlist and will ship items purchased directly to the Nashville Commmunity Resource Center to suport tornado relief efforts. To view the wishlist, click HERE.

There are countless stories of families losing their homes, so I wanted to share a link to donate to a family who not only lost their home, but their daughter as well.

You can read their story here: Matt and Macy Collins

Anything helps! Love y'all. <3


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