Wednesday 16th April 2014,

Browsing the "hope" Category


He Loved Me Anyway

“I’m not having fat kids.” This sentence rang through my head each time I ate or put on a swimsuit, and parents don’t lie to their children. I was probably about eight years old when it started, and being that [...]

April 3, 2014 Abuse, God, Healing, hope

The Scarlet Letters We Wear

“I’m divorced…” The words linger in the air and I feel as if somewhere in the room a record has scratched interrupting the music while all the nearby tables have stopped to stare at me and my badge of shame. [...]

February 20, 2014 Doubt, Fear, hope

Putting Pills in a Pile and Writing My Parents Goodbye

In The Beginning Back when I was a little kid I used to hate going to church. I never fully understood why I had to dress up nice for 2 hours out of my weekend and listen to stories I [...]

February 14, 2014 Addiction, God, hope, Recovery

In Regards to Myself: A Blog on the Power of Music

  The first time I ever felt truly affected by music was my senior year of high school. I was depressed and spent many nights lying on the floor, feeling like I was worth nothing, would never amount to anything [...]

January 31, 2014 hope, Uncategorized

How to Overcome Negative Thoughts That Keep You Stuck

Driving is the mosh pit of the ghetto. Being strapped in a car on those rickety streets is like being hand-cuffed in the center of a crowd during a never-ending breakdown. They toss out potholes like fliers that lay scattered [...]

January 24, 2014 Fear, hope

War Is Over If You Want It

“War Is Over If You Want It”   In Lennon’s holiday song the children’s choir sings “war is over if you want it” while John relays that brief yet pivotal moment; “another year over, and a new one just begun.” [...]

January 23, 2014 hope

Redefining an Everyday Word

  I have hope for this world. I have hope for these people. A hope for the oppressed, abused, divorced, and disowned. But what is hope? Our modern definition of hope is a wish wash version of unsure and insecure [...]

January 17, 2014 hope

Don’t Whiff in Life: Kick Bad Habits and Thoughts by Doing This One Simple Thing

As I jogged behind the goal to get the ball, my coached shouted five words at me I couldn’t believe he was even allowed to say. When I heard them, my whole body flushed with fear. I could feel my [...]

January 14, 2014 hope

This Too Shall Pass

Last week, I found myself in what I can honestly say was the most painful situation of my life so far. I agreed to end a relationship, not knowing if it will ever be restored. It’s left me feeling gutted. [...]

January 11, 2014 Guest Blog, hope

We Are the Victims and I Am the Hope:Garret Rapp of The Color Morale

  Heartsupport: The Color Morale has come to be known as a band that has an encouraging and empowering message of hope. Where did this drive to start for you? Garret: I’ve spent nothing short of a lifetime searching for [...]

January 7, 2014 hope