Monday, September 30, 2013

Building Trust

What takes years to build and seconds to break? Trust! Chances are if we are having life issues and dealing with hurt and pain then we have some serious trust issues. Maybe we feel like we can't trust our parents, our friends, or anyone for that matter. Maybe we have been let down so many times we have given up on trying to build up any real trust. So, what makes trusting God any different? How can we know He's not a cosmic let down?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes!

Misery loves company. It's almost as if the moment you start making changes your friends start complaining that you've changed! Well Duh! Do you have those people in your life? The ones who don't want you to change or tell you that you won't be able to change?

But what if you could? What if there was a power switch you could flick and change? Would that bring you a little hope? Would you be eager to hit the switch to change the way you respond to hurt and pain in your life, or would you just want the switch to rid you of the hurt and pain? Think about the most painful thing in your life right now... would you just want it to go away, or learn how to get through it? For you... is change an event, like a magic trick, or a process like getting into shape?

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Great Escape

Have you ever wished you could just be somewhere else? As hurt and pain begin to mount up do you look for that trap door, exit stage left, the quickest way out of your pain? Maybe a good video game, some time spent watching the T.V., or playing sports is how you have learned to escape. Or maybe you have used more destructive things like alcohol, drugs, sex, or fighting. Do you find yourself trying to avoid the pain in you life at any cost and at every turn? Has the build up of ignored hurt caused you to become detached from the reality of circumstances in your life? Do you believe everything will just go away... in time?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

2013 Fall Semester "Denial"

Life is filled with pain. We all find ways to deal with it. Some push themselves in sports or education while others lose themselves in substance abuse or self harm.

No matter what our coping mechanism is, good or bad, it's just a mask to cover up the hurt in our lives. Sooner or later we are faced with the question, "Am I ready to admit my powerlessness and ask for help?" If there is one thing that can be promised it's this, YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS ANYMORE! Here's why...