I live in Greenfield with my husband and cat. I work full time. Frugality and simplicity have been a part of my life long before they became popular and it has made life a lot less stressful. I love volunteering, home improvement/decorating, crafting and gardening.
I was attending my company Chistmas party on Friday. When the news of another mass shooting spread, the mood changed and very few of us were in a festive mood.
When I was younger, I knew there was a God but I did not understand why he consistently "allows" good people to suffer. Even now that I am a follower of the Bible, I still wrestle with my hot temper, blessing and loving my fellow man/woman when they show signs of utter stupidity and asking God - , when are you going to put a stop to all this hell on earth? I wrestle with this but I know the answers and I look forward to the time when God says enough is enough and fulfills his promises. God has reasons for what he "allows" and his reasons will be revealed in HIS time. He's the boss. Times will get tougher for the just and the unjust. We must have patience as he has patience with us - he is giving us all a chance to trust in him. We have free will and we can do with it what we choose - we hope that we make the correct choices.
I'm not a perfect Christian and never will be because I am human. I can only work at it on a daily basis and ask God to guide me through each and every day. I go to church, study the Bible and try my very best to follow God's Word (sometimes falling extremely short). I pray for the hell that the people involved in the most recent shootings have gone through and will be going through and for everyone who is affected by the sin in our world. I wish that everyone had faith and knew that there is something to look forward to - so many people do not have this and that is what leads to the suffering that everyone of us endures throughout our lives here on earth.
Whether we are strong or weak in faith, we need to all know there is light at the end of the dark tunnel. We need to look to that light.