Dallas shooting

Mourning for Dallas

I live in Fort Worth, some thirty miles west of Dallas. Today I am one with my sisters and brothers in Big D. I grieve with them for the death of five police officers and the wounding of seven others last night. This tragedy on top of the horrific killing of innocent black men in Louisiana and Minnesota, the mass slaughter in Orlando and in Bagdad, causes me to throw up my hands and cry to God “When will it stop? When will we learn to love one another instead of hating and fearing those who look different or believe differently in you than we do?”

A community prayer service was just held in Dallas’s Thanksgiving Square. I caught part of it on television and found it tremendously moving. Blacks and whites, Christians and Muslims, police, city officials and civilians came together to pray for the victims of last night’s shooting, for Dallas and our nation. If only all Americans, all human beings, would come together like this, what a beautiful world we might build.


Lyn Horner resides in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and a pair of very spoiled cats. Trained in the visual arts, Lyn worked as a fashion illustrator and art instructor before she took up writing. This hobby grew into a love of research and the crafting of passionate love stories based on that research. This blog is designed to spotlight Lyn's books and share the work of other creative people.

4 comments on “Mourning for Dallas

  1. beautifully said… love your blog!

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  2. This has been another really sad week for our country. One of many. I hope we will someday build that beautiful world.

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