A Day of Sorrow and Hope

I can’t even begin to express my sadness and despair following yesterday’s tragic events in my home of Portland, Oregon. I know this is part of a much larger sickness in our culture and around the world, but every person lost to hate is a loss that should never have been. I applaud those who stood up to evil and so heartbroken that they lost their lives in process. They are heroes.

This blog is normally a place where I share the small, beautiful things I see in my daily life, but today I needed to pause and reflect on the lives lost and try to envision a world where hate is no more and peace is a reality for all people across the globe.

Here are links to the GoFundMe sites that are raising money for the victims, two who lost their lives and one who is a PSU student and currently recovering in a local hospital:




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