Only Believe

As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark 5:36NKJ

believeEach year, around the months of Nov and Dec, I earnestly pray and ask the Lord for a word that describes what the upcoming new year may have in store, what my response should be to the situations I may have to face, and in what areas of my life does the Lord want to bring change. I also ask God to confirm that word so that I know it was indeed from Him and not just something I made up in my own mind. Continue reading

Choose Life

depressed-girl“This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Deuteronomy 30:19 (NIV)

  • Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for ages 10-24. (2014 CDC WISQARS)*
  • Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death for college-age youth and ages 12-18 (2014 CDC WISQARS)*
  • More teenagers and young adults die from suicide than from cancer, heart disease, AIDS, birth defects, stroke, pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lung disease, COMBINED*
  • Each day in our nation, there are an average of over 5,240 attempts by young people grades 7-12*
  • Four out of Five teens who attempt suicide have given clear warning signs*

It would have been my third, and final, attempt at suicide. I was 21, living in Hawaii, and at the end of my rope with absolutely no hope in sight. Continue reading