Prayers for Portland

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Photo credit: Craig Mitchellover - Getty Images

Photo credit: Craig Mitchellover – Getty Images

Panicked customers rushed to the exits when a gunman opened fire Tuesday at a mall outside Portland, Oregon. Some people huddled behind store counters and hid behind racks of clothing. The mall’s Santa dropped to the ground. Read more HERE.

What on earth?

It’s a sickness. It’s senseless. I don’t have answers and that makes me mad. In a split second, with no other choice, lives are changed forever.

At this moment, we are literally down to the wire on putting the site together in order to launch tomorrow. It’s likely not going to happen how we’d like, we’re nowhere near done, we are going back and forth about ideas and formatting and the news about the shooting at Clackamas Town Center (near Portland, Oregon) is all that is on my mind.

So, while I sit here struggling over the fact that nothing is working quite right, I’m up way too late because I put my “job” off until the last minute and frustrated by web code that I don’t know if I’ll ever understand, I know I’m so lucky to be sitting here worrying about something so insignificant.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow’s a mystery, today is a gift. That’s why it’s called The Present.”

I need to remember this all the time, not just when the reality of how little time we have here is right in front of my face.

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  1. Daily we are reminded how life is too short and what happened yesterday was horrid and I’ve thought about it all night and most of today. We are lucky to have the worries and problems that we do. Lets work on not taking all of this for granted. Deal?

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