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Think about your future


It’s really hard sometimes to get past the things that have hurt us.  We tend to get so caught up in them that we can’t even see what is happening in the here and now; and what’s worse, we can’t find hope in the future.

So what do you want to do with your future?  What do you really want to do?  Go to college?  Study abroad?  Maybe you just want to set short term goals like making the volleyball team or getting on the honor roll.  It really doesn’t matter what your goals are, the important thing is to set them.  Keep pushing yourself forward.  Stay away from the people that drag you down, even if that means sticking with family for now.  God will send the right friends at the right time.

Don’t get so stuck on your past that you miss what’s happening around you.  Let it go.  Look ahead to all the exciting things you could do with your life.  I’ve said it before; there is a reason God didn’t put eyes in the back of our head.

Keep moving forward and look up as you go.Image

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These people beat the odds…..so can you!


Click this link and stop telling yourself you can’t!

Tell me again……what was your excuse?????

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First World Problems


Take a moment to breath and watch this silly take on life’s problems. Then take a look at what burdens you. Get it in perspective. Love and Blessings!

The Power of Words


Did you know (of course you realize) that the tongue

(Borrowed from http://alifetimeofwisdom.com)
So very true.

doesn’t have any bones in it.  Not one.  How is it then that the tongue can do more

damage than any other part of the body? Without moving a muscle we can wound

someone deeper than the shards of a knife or the force of a clenched fist. Physical

wounds hurt but will heal with time. They are visibly treatable and can be physically monitored.

But words……they seep into the very depths of our soul.  They are like a

parasite. Quite often words can sink so deep that we don’t know they are affecting us.

Until one day, reason not understood, they resurface.

………“Loser”, “Fat”, “Stupid”, “Ugly”, “Retard”, “Freak”……..

It’s painful just to read those reads isn’t it?

Let me ask you this, if Satan were physically visible to the human eye, and he were standing face to face with you, would you trust him? Would you believe his words? Would you have lunch with him? I would think not!  So why would you listen to his words when he is using them in such a sneaky way? Satan is very sneaky. He knows how to get into your head.  Understand this my young friend,

SATAN WANTS TO DRAG YOU INTO HIS FIRE.

Don’t give him the satisfaction.  

If you need help please use the resources I offer below.

You are not alone!  This is not the way life is meant to be. This world needs you!  I need you to hold on!

Contact me if you don’t know where else to turn.

USE THESE RESOURCES AS A STARTING POINT. GET THE HELP YOU NEED. THEN REACH OUT.  YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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Things need to change


When I was in second grade I had to get glasses.  No one else in my class had them.  As it was I had a profound overbite.  I did not need something else to draw attention to myself.  Yet there I was.  The only kid in my class with “four-eyes”.

In the fourth grade – I got bloody lips.  These two girls would follow me home (I had to walk about 5 blocks).  When they caught me one time, they hit me and split my lip open.

I got cornered in bathrooms, laughed at about things that I didn’t do, shoved, picked on and singled out.

It’s something we all have had to endure at some point in our lives.  It’s been that way for decades.

BUT THINGS NEED TO CHANGE.

We can no longer stand aside and watch these things happen!  We have got to start getting involved.  It really does not take much.  If we are driving down the street and there are kids ganging up on another kid, we need to stop.  Those kids are not going to hurt us.  If we are afraid they might, pull over and watch them while you call the police. We can’t just look at this as “kids being kids” anymore.

To a young person that is bullied, just a smile or kind word can make a huge difference.  I’ve posted before that words indeed do hurt, they can also lift up.  YOUR WORDS COULD SAVE A LIFE.

Let’s not stand aside and watch anymore.  We can make a difference.

Bullying – it has to stop.


I am so sick of hearing about all the bullying going on in our society today.  It seems like every kid is bullied these days at some point in their young life.

This past weekend I read a story about a young boy that lost his life following a beating he received on the playground at his school.  You can read about it here; http://tiny.cc/3zohtw.

I heard a song today that I think every young person should hear and really take to heart.  Please take a listen and share it with anyone you know that could use a lift.  If we all work together – we can literally save lives.  http://tiny.cc/8gzhtw.

I plan to use this page to life up an encourage victims of bullying.  You will read testimonies from kids who have endured and become stronger through it.

Who do you know that we can help?

Ashley was bullied.  Ashley has cut, and she contemplated suicide.  She is a survivor. And you can be too.
Ashley was bullied. Ashley has cut, and she contemplated suicide. She is a survivor. And you can be too.

Take some time to listen to this song by Brit Nicole

http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=W7KL7WNX.

Take heart and know YOU are loved!