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When life hands you lemons…
….make lemonade. So they say.
One might think I am so strong. I have a strong will, that is for sure. But in the depths of my dark apartment, my mind doesn’t stop. The what-ifs and non-stop thinking is constant. It’s overwhelming sometimes.
In life, you think sometimes you’ll have all the answers, when in reality, you never do. That’s when faith steps in. You take risks, chances, hoping for the best. That word hope becomes a constant. You hold onto hope. Hold on to this idea that one day, life will be easier. My faith is what keeps me going. That I have a purpose. No matter how small or big that purpose is, it matters. It matters to Him. I would not be here today if I did not have a purpose to fulfill. If that is the only ‘answer’ I have in life, than that is enough. To know Him, love Him, and live for Him. That should always be enough.
What has our world come to? Shootings at malls, movie theaters, schools, what else? Last night there was a shooting at the mall here in Paramus, NJ. Less than 15 miles from me, and a mall where I grew up going to. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Except the gunman who ended his own life. When events like this occur, our immediate reaction is fear. Fear of almost every public place we all go to periodically. Fear of these unknown citizens of this country who take it upon themselves to ensue chaos among us all. Must we live in such a state of fear? The motives of these youngsters vary from psychosis, to suicide by cop, to wanting to just hurt as many people as possible. What are we able to do that could really stop situations like these? Is this really what our world has come to?