So You Still Think God is a Merciful God?

In the aftermath of the tragedy that took place just after midnight yesterday (July 20, 2012) at a movie theater for the opening night showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO, I found this blog post below–reblogged from A Miniature Clay Pot”–written the same day a few hours later by a woman who, along with her family, was in the audience at the time the horror took place. For those who might not know what happened, 12 people were killed and 59 were injured during a shooting at the theater and you can read about it by clicking on the following article in the Wall Street Journal: “Theater Rampage Jolts Nation.” Our prayers go out to all who are affected by this horrific tragedy.

A Tenacious Joy

July 22 – a note of explanation

I’ve tried to leave this post just as it was originally written because it was a heartfelt response after a very traumatic experience.  But I’m sometimes clumsy with words and even when I think I am writing clearly, there is always the reader who doesn’t know my heart or doesn’t hear the words the way they were intended.

I feel as though a few people have taken what I said and twisted it. When I wrote my post on Friday, I had a grand total of eleven blog  followers. Yes, eleven. I generally post on facebook and have had a loyal little group of readers that numbered thirty or so. That is who I generally write for.  People who know me  know that I dislike talking on the telephone. I’d pretty much rather clean a toilet than spend time on the phone. I…

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