Month: April 2017

God, If You’re Out There I Need Some Help

*Mike fought cancer with joy and great faith, but passed away on September 30th, 2014. This is his story.  It started with a trip to a walk-in clinic. Then there was the phone call, “You need to come to the hospital right now.” Then came more tests and an uncomfortable conversation with a nurse who had the tough job of saying the words, “We think you have leukemia.” Mike is a creative guy, he’s into music and photography. Years ago when he first tried weed he felt it opened his mind, made him more creative and he liked the way it felt. ...

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Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror

Written by Barbara Alpert I lost my dad to suicide at the age of five. Shortly after that a family member started sexually abusing me. Several years later I lost my step dad to a horrible fire that destroyed our home. We were left with nothing except for haunting memories.  Later, I turned to drinking to ease the pain that tormented me day in and day out and also developed a disorder called BDD – Body Dysmorphic Disorder . The abuse and scars from my past made me think I was the ugliest person alive. All I desired was to take my life just like my...

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Trusting Even When There Is No Water To Quench The Thirst

I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from whence cometh my help? My help comes from The Lord, Who made the heavens and the earth. Psalms 121:1 Have you ever felt so famished? Longed desperately for water? had utilized all possibilities to get anything liquid and just had to hang on? That was exactly the feeling Jane and her family had as they wandered through the desert. Lost in the middle of nowhere; an endless vast land with a sight of nothing but the unfriendly sun burning directly over their heads. The Wesson’s were caught up in...

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Beauty from Ashes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should repent. -2 Peter 3:9 It was raining heavily when Kenneth and his entourage arrived at The City Resort in London. To him, this was unimaginable. As he was ushered to the podium, the loud cheering from the seated audience sent cold shivers down his spine. This could only be a dream.  ‘It is a rare privilege addressing you in this epoch making occasion’ he started in a cracked voice. Clearing his...

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