A true ‘Valley of death’ Winner (Part 2)

As she watches the gunman raise his rifle to fire, Antoinette Tuff realizes she’s no longer just sitting in a school.   She’s in the valley of deathAfter writing the post about this brave woman of God earlier this month, I stumbled on to a piece by another Christian that I had to share.

Sunset with Cross

  • Symmonds knows the Lord (she has a Master in Divinity!) and knows the city where Tuff worked that day.  The school bookkeeper . . . a brave Christian whose God was bigger than the gun of the man who terrorized the school.   Guess what?   Her words trumped his bullets!     God’s grace is sufficient; he’s strong, ‘perfect’,  when we’re weakest (2 Corinthians 12:9).

  • The LESSONS the Atlanta writer sees in the school standoff story are great food for thought:

  1. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” (Nelson Mandela)

  2. “The tools we need in a time of crisis are sometimes within us.”

  3. “Our story could pull someone else through, if we are willing and able to share it.”

  4. “Make your judgment but decide to give people the benefit of the doubt.”

  5. “Be humble.”


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