Friday, August 23, 2013

grace under pressure

Darlings, have you heard this story?

Antoinette Tuff is a school bookkeeper in DeKalb County, Georgia. A mentally ill 20-year-old, with intentions of mass murder, entered her school with an AK-47 he'd taken from a friend. After firing one shot into the floor, Ms. Tuff called 911.

But what could have been another Newtown or Sandy Hook or Aurora soon turned into an opportunity for one woman to show the kindness, empathy and love that Jesus teaches us. She told the shooter she loved him and that we all go through things in life. She even offered to walk out of the school with him so the police could see that he didn't try to harm her.

Do you think Antoinette Tuff woke up on August 20, 2013 thinking she was going to be a hero? Because of her, hundreds of children, faculty and staff are enjoying this Friday morning.

Be ready! God could use you next!


  1. Amazing story- there are certainly angels among us!!

  2. I heard the main headline but not that side of the story. I love a silver lining! Thanks for sharing!

  3. isn't it so amazing! My mom saw an interview with a trained crisis management law enforcement officer and he said she did everything exactly by the book- but with no training! Clearly God was giving her the words!

  4. Oh my gosh! I am crying right now!! That woman is precious. We need more like her in every establishment.