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Authorities in Parkland Florida have a 19 year old man in custody for the disturbing mass shooting that happened February 14, 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  17 people died after police say student Nikolas Cruz returned to the school that he was expelled from earlier for making threats, targeting many innocent students and staff with his AR-15 rifle.  The attack lasted roughly ten minutes but shattered many people’s hearts for a lifetime.

The drama started shortly before 3 p.m., when after activating a fire alarm, Cruz started shooting at staff and students who were attempting to leave the building.  He shortly after followed students who were attempting to take shelter back inside of the school building all the while continuing to target numerous people, and then ultimately trying to blend in with other frightened students.  He was apprehended later that same day in Coral Springs, Florida according to the the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

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In times like these, we all must find a way to laugh through the pain.  Sometimes we find that joy in the most unlikely places.  Because, I just have to admit, I have prayed more and more for Christ’s return than ever before, since Donald Trump took up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC.

In the last 24 hours, there seems to have been a very interesting turn of events at the White House.  News recently broke in regards to former reality-star Omarosa Manigault Newman, the very woman who said every critic and detractor would have to eventually “bow down to President Trump,” would be resigning from her position as director of communications for the Public Liaison Office for President officially on January 20th, 2018. A lot of people – from media personalities, politicians, and every day americans have been giving their opinion about the matter, making memes and cracking jokes ever since the news came out. View Post

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(photo credit – Brynn Anderson / AP)

Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama Senate Seat last night, beating Republican Roy Moore 49.9% to 48.4%  in the race to fill a senate seat that was previously held by Jeff Sessions last year.

Many Americans have been anxiously watching this special election because of Moore’s lingering sexual harassment allegations and the his suggestion of the removal of certain constitutional amendments , as well as his wife’s own comments in regards to race.

This win was a big one for the Democratic Party, whom had not won a senate race in that particular state in 15 years – since 1992.  President Trump of course took to Twitter to congratulate Jones, who’s win he blamed partially on write-in votes.  There was a noticeably increased turnout by metro and urban areas of the state for this election.  The president had also previously voiced support for Moore in the last few weeks leading into the election, suggesting that Moore would be better than any democrat because of his stance on protecting borders and supporting the military.

Democrats now hold 25 seats in the senate and are still three shy from gaining control of the senate.  As of the time of this post, Roy Moore has yet to concede.

Some well-known notable responses to this election were in Doug Jones’s favor, just read some of their comments found on social media below: View Post

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Have you ever had a hard time getting over something hurtful that somebody has done to you?  Being able to forgive the people who may have hurt you is a huge step to healing spiritually and emotionally.  It is unavoidable during the course of our lives, to at some point, not get let down by others. Although these disappointments can cause us all a lot of distress and heartache – with faith, it could also help mold us into better people; the most positive result of this is, we could grow to be more compassionate, caring and Christ-like. We can also can learn beneficial life lessons about what really matters to us and others.

What I’m trying to explain is – you won’t be able to avoid disappointments – but what’s most important is how you ultimately decide to deal and react to them. All of your reactions will have consequences,  eventually determining whether you will be able to heal and move on, or allow negativity to fester and drag down your emotions for the long run.  Secondly, it is significant to realize that – View Post

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