The Author

Maria Baer is a freelance writer who lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two young daughters. She graduated with a journalism degree from Ohio University in 2009. She’s a regular contributor to Christianity Today and WORLD and is also the host and producer of the podcast I Was There When. She attends Veritas Church with her family and is a volunteer counselor at her local crisis pregnancy center. You can find more of Maria’s published works at

When the News Is Too Much

The news may overwhelm you, but don’t let it paralyze you. Just because you can’t help everyone doesn’t mean you can’t help someone.