In The Face Of Evil: Movie Massacre Madness

This morning, I grabbed my cup of coffee and headed downstairs to my Mom’s pad. As in Mother-In-Law apartment. She had the day off from work and I ventured down for a chat and visit. As I curled into a corner of the couch, I looked toward the television, which is usually on anyway. My mom asks incredulously, “Have you heard the news?” The answer is no, as I barely ever watch it. My potential for getting sucked into moment by moment ground  breaking news is overwhelmingly strong. I steer clear. But on this morning, we sit and stare at the screen as the reports come in on CNN describing the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre. 
Once more, evil seems to take lives needlessly.
To what end?
We cannot understand all that transpired. 
We cannot be consumed by the reality of evil.
In times such as these we lean hard on faith and cleave ever closer to our King.
Coincidentally, as I sat down to write this post touching on the tragic events of this day, I received an e-mail from my friends at Blogging For Books sharing a wonderful word from Randy Alcorn’s
book, If God Is Good.
I pray it blesses you today.
Ironically this morning before my time with my mom, I had met with my Lord. 
The focus of my praise and prayers this morning was on the His goodness. 
Is God good all the time?
In face of evil and injustice our faith is stretched. 
Sometimes, it feels shattered.
Yet, God remains faithful to His character.
To His name.
We rely on Him to be Good, as sure is evil is evil, God must remain good.
He is an unchanging God.
Let’s pray for those families, friends, officers and others involved in the details of what has happened and what is to come in the days ahead.
May God glorify Himself, bring healing, justice and mercy to those touched.
In the end we are all touched by such tragedies.
In His Grace with you today, Friends…

If God is Good by Randy Alcorn (Chapter 4)

When is Enough, Enough?

When is enough, enough? 
When your life is stock full of stuff?
When your heart cries, “More!” 
and you run to the store
 seeking what lies behind the door.
When is enough, enough?

When ends meet or are stretched or defined?
Knowing ourselves means facing the truth

and seeking His face and mind.
When is enough, enough?
If less is best
will we pass the test,
waiting in quiet trust?
We are not defined by the days and times
but by that which we believe-
Contentment comes
when we become One with our faith, 
 not deceived.
Enough is enough as we give thanks,
and by the world remain unfazed.
*I was feeling poetic this morning. Sometimes that just happens.
Quite the challenging 5 minutes:two interruptions and one phone call later- yeesh!
So, I did go a few minutes over. A little frustrating in what is 
usually a blissful five minutes of writing for me! 
Join in and see some more five minute writing endeavors 
by visiting Lisa-Jo at The Gypsy Mama – click below!
Also Linking with Laura for Faith Filled Friday!

Five Minute Friday
Beholding Glory

Random Journal Day #17 Link-Up/Blog Hop


Welcome to Random Journal Day! 


Hi Friends!
Welcome to another week of Random Journal Day!
I apologize for being slow on commenting last week, but I read all of the linked posts 
on the way back from our Maine vacation as soon as we had connection!
That was kind of fun. After all, one week of unplugged was good, 
but it was great to see our community connecting in my absence. 
Beautiful. Thank you for your faithfulness!


Please invite those you believe would be blessed, 
encouraged or just a good fit for our Random Journal Day Link- Up. 
I added Blog Hop to remind us to make sure we visit at least
one other participant, and share some love in the form of comments!


Thank you all for your links, your efforts and for 
sharing your hearts through opening and sharing your journals!

 REMEMBER to Link your post back to this URL directly
so others may find us and participate!
(just click on the title of this post and link that to your RDJ entry)
If you have a any questions contact us (Dawn and Susie) through e-mail:
dawn.paoletta@gmail.com
 bsusieklein@gmail.com


Rules, Schmules…but here they are : 

1. Dig out one of your old journals, or a recent journal. 
Choose an entry, or a portion of an entry that you feel bold enough or at least comfortable to share. 
We prefer if you could include a picture of your journal if possible!

2. Write up your blog post, publish and link up here.
Link up the blog post you are sharing, NOT your general Blog address- so we can visit your entry. 
We don’t have a Badge for this Blog yet, but if you just link back to this in your post that will work (Random Journal Day Weekend Link Up) You can use Susie’s RDJ Photo if you like!

3. Kindly visit and comment on the person before or after you in the link up. 
You can visit more but we understand that everyone is busy.
 Please visit at least one other Random Journal Day Link Up as that just would make it nice for all.

We look forward to peeking in your journals!

*This Link will start on Friday and go through the week. Link up anytime before the next Friday (Thursday night when I get around to it)

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