No doubt you are aware of the
terrible shootings at the Virginia Tech
college in Blacksburg, Virginia. We are all
shocked about the massacre and it has sadly
brought up memories of the Columbine and
What you may not know is that
our oldest daughter Lynsey will be taking up
a position at Virginia Tech during summer of
this year. She is going to work in Students
Affairs and administration, so she will have
a lot of pain and pressure to deal with. May
I humbly ask that the people of Maybole,
whom we still love deeply, will keep Lynsey
in their hearts and prayers? May God bless
you all, as well as the good people of
I wrote a poem that is
working it's way across the Internet in the
The world's a darker place today
A man with guns has staged a play
Where kids with hopes and lifetime dreams
Have been mown down with bullet streams.
The world's a sadder place today
With broken hearts in disarray
And mournful parents full of tears
With nothing left but painful years.
The world's a broken place today
For who won't turn to God and say,
"Why did You let this happen here?
Why is our world so full of fear?"
The world's a silent place today
And heaven knows not what to say,
For even God is hurt inside
And grieves the loss of those who died.