Psalm 119:25

May 21, 2013

I write this feeling a broken heart for a particular family and a close friend. This past weekend, an old, middle school crush of mine (I mean, he was a drummer for a seriously stellar, band; who wouldn't crush on that?) who happened to be best friends with one of my current co-workers was killed in the line of duty.

To the Harper family and Lena, my heart and prayers reach out to you in this time of grief. I pray God wraps His arms around you to heal your broken hearts and to give you clarity that Brad is now your beautiful angel.

Jake, after going through what you are now, I can only tell you to cherish those moments you spent with your best friend and know you have so many people around you who love and care for you. We're all here if you need comfort or prayer, we're all here to hold your hand as you mourn Brad's loss. God now has His hands on Brad and has welcomed him with open arms. Find comfort in knowing you'll soon be together again for all eternity.

I come here to share because I've always had clarity that the blogging community is a community of Faith and Prayer. I ask you all now to take a moment to pray for the Harper family and particularly Brad's wife, Lena.

If you feel so inclined to help, visit here.

"I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to Your word."
-Psalm 119:25


  1. Oh my goodness!! Such a sad situation!!! He died a hero!! Hoping for healing amongst the family and friends!!

  2. Praying for him and his family. The blogging community is such a great way to get hundreds more praying for his family and their loss.

  3. How horribly heartbreaking! He was very handsome and sounded like an amazing guy! Thoughts and prayers to all involved.

  4. That is heartbreaking. He looked like an incredible honorable man (and I can see why you had a crush on him). May his family and friends be comforted in knowing he is in a place of warmth and sunshine forever. Thoughts and prayers for the Harper family and Lena.

  5. Praying for him, his family, and friends. Such a heartbreaking story.

  6. They will all be in my prayers, this is so sad .

  7. this breaks my heart, I cant believe it. just a great guy, i didnt know him but had friend who did :( sorry for your loss friend!