For as long as I can remember I had a monster growing at the edge of my life, he towered over my self-esteem and beat me down everytime I tried to tell the truth about who I was. Crazy thing is that monster still exists but every day his spine grows weaker, as I grow... Continue Reading →
How we've been treated as we grew up influences our inner voice, and the life we create for ourselves is directly affected. If we've been abused, be it physically or emotionally, this can be a negative thing.
Everyone has an opinion. Some are more vocal about it than others, some hold opinions that may align with facts more than others, but everybody has them. Opinions are good – natural even. From where you stand, what you’ve seen and heard, it follows that you are going to put what you know together –... Continue Reading →
It's a proven fact that a community can be sustained as long as the people continue to build each other up and continue to do so even when one person stuffs up in a major way. In a place of refuge (not escape) we hear each other out and help where we can.
Often when we feel like we're not good enough, it's not because we are. It's usually because we think God won't accept someone who's broken; with scars, cuts, flaws and a past.
It's usually hard to decide what core values you want to have in whatever you're doing, but I think faith has always played a very big part in everything we've done at Hope in Your Story so far. So it only makes sense that we give people the hope that helped us, by simply talking about what's helped us.
A book may be plain to look at on a shelf. It may be pretty. Look expensive. Look old and worn. But books weren't made to sit on a shelf.
The problem was that people didn't get me and my mental illness made them doubt the credibility of my spiritual awakening.
Its easy to tell someone to fight like you mean it, but its another thing to talk about specific moments you chose to do that yourself.