A pencil needs to go through a sharpener in order to become useful. One has to go through hurt and pain to achieve a new level of realization. We call those experiences, however, overcoming them is not something easy. They say, “the older, the wiser.” It means old people have more experiences, thus they are … Continue reading Overcoming Hurt
Sometimes, writing is the only way to set myself free. Continue reading Untitled
For my final project, my professor asked us to pick an organization and make it our own ministry. I picked SPEAK YOUR SILENCE. Why? “The stitch saved my life.” This is the mock-up story (short version): 39,000,000: The estimated number of Americans who were sexually abused as kids. It’s a mainstream tragedy and is at the … Continue reading Speak Your Silence
Bravo. Brave. Annoying. Triggering. Upsetting, Sad, Real, Truth, Suicidal, Death, Pain, Help, Hope. These are my 13 Reasons why You should and should not watch this show. Bravo – Well done. The acting, the music, the story line, and the pacing are all in sync to get the viewers captivated. Bravo for the director, producers, … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why
I just came out of an office. It was my last meeting with my academic adviser. She gave me this paper to congratulate me. I wanted to cry. 3 years. Over 100 weeks. Over 10,000 minutes of driving. Insurmountable sheets of homework. Over 1 million words used in essays. And, it all ends in one … Continue reading I wanted to cry
How do you deal with pain? Pain killers, drugs, sex, acting out, suicide attempts, drinking, or whatever just to remove the suffering. How about brokenness and disappointments? When your girlfriend or boyfriend breaks up with you? Or when you did not get what you want for Christmas? We all handle our pain, suffering, brokenness, and … Continue reading Hold On until Pain Ends
“Many people go through their entire life never speaking words to another human being that come out of what is deepest within them, and most people never hear words that reach all the way into that deep place we call the soul” (13). Larry Crabb wants readers, leaders, and the church to embrace a … Continue reading Soul Talk: What is Your Deepest Pain?
Dear Suicide, You do not control me. I will not give that power so you can dictate my actions. I know that you were a big part of my life. You pretended to be my friend. During my darkest days, you acted like you care by lying to me. You told me that death was … Continue reading Dear Suicide