Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Semester 10 - Week 4

Thanksgiving break is over and We are back! Over our break many of us spent time with friends and family and many of us will return with the same pain as we had over a week ago. If you still have the pain and you want to face your pain and admit to yourself and to God that you are no longer wanting to live the way your living and you need help . . .then you're ready for this week at The Landing. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Semester 10 - Week 3 - Powerless

Do you ever wonder why you're so unhappy? Why you feel like you are drowning and choking yet you're not submerged in water? There are so many things in this world that make us feel powerless. Maybe it's the hateful words someone says to us, maybe it's the physical or emotional abuse  we take from the relationship that we are in, maybe it's the sin that we continue to live in. No matter what hurt, habit or hang up you may have in your life there is hope. The Landing is a safe, confidential group that students in middle school and high school are able to come to have restoration in any of their struggles in life. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Semester 10 - Week 2 - Denial

When is the moment when you reach rock bottom? The moment when you feel like you can't get anything right, when the world is crashing down, or when you feel like all hope is lost! This is the start of something new, a fresh start, and a chance for Christ to renew you from the inside out! He is more than willing, we just have to surrender and stop running from the truth!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Semester # 10

We have reached our 10th semester! Starting November 5, 2015! It has been one heck of a ride as we laughed together, cried together, and been there for each other. We have seen students come and students go, but for those who have stayed the course we have seen healing, maturity, and relational restoration!

Do you know a middle or high school student dealing with difficult life issues and in need of a confidential support group? Let The Landing come alongside of your teenager today!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"Old Me, New Me"

If you had the chance to write your life story just the way you wanted it, would you do it? Would you look back on your past and change some things? Would you look to your future and do things different? Unfortunately, we can't change the past or "the old me," BUT we do have the ability to change the future or "the new me." The story of our lives no matter how good or bad they are can and will be used, it's our choice in how they are going to be used.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

“He Made You Flawless…”

This week we will be focusing on the amazing grace of our Heavenly Father. Many times when we hear about grace we think of the beloved hymn "Amazing Grace" that we’ve recited for years and years. Some of us may think back to the time we were saved, and others may think of the instance of grace we had an hour ago. Whatever the illustration of grace you may have nothing can ever cover the amazing grace of God in its entirety.

Monday, August 31, 2015

God's Green Thumb

Are you one of those people that have a "green thumb"? Do you have the ability to nurture, water and grow things? Or are you like me and have unintentionally killed every plant you have ever had or come into contact with? One of my favorite sayings when it comes to gardening is "I'm just thankful my kids are still alive." I seriously have no skills at gardening. None! No I really mean it! I have literally killed every plant I've ever bought, received or looked after. Luckily, I have an amazing testimony to share with you all.

Monday, August 17, 2015


In all of our lives we experience seasons in which we feel paralyzed and unable to move forward into the things that we want to accomplish. We all take on more and more burdens every day through living in this harsh world. The Bible tells us that we should have our "feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace." (Ephesians) Readiness means that we have all that we need to move forward with what God has planned for us, but what does it mean to get our readiness from the "gospel of peace?" 

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

I Confess…

When we think of the word confess the one think that comes to mind is a small child coming clean about their mistake. Usually confession has a somewhat unpleasant or terrifying connotation, but confessing can be an intimate and freeing experience between you and your heavenly Father! Confessing is simply the act of relinquishing control or dropping burdens at the foot of the cross.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

How often do you find yourself depressed, angry, alone, lying or maybe you just find yourself lacking the drive to do things? Is there something holding you back? Do you ever find that things in life just aren't going the way you want them to go? 

How do you handle that moment when you blow up on someone for something they didn't do? How do you handle that moment when you find yourself depressed and staying home alone sleeping all the time? What do you do in these situations? Well, The Landing is a safe place for you to come to when you are feeling that there is no where else to turn.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

My Savior's Feet

This week in The Landing we will be digging deeper by discussing Honesty! Honesty is more than just telling the truth to others, it is when we are not only honest to others, but we are honest with ourselves and most importantly, God! 

Honesty is being truthful and clinging to it no matter what! It requires us to have integrity, to follow the ways of Christ, and show the love of Christ in a way that makes others want to know what makes us different!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Are you Stagnant?

How often do you find yourself stagnant? You know, not going anywhere and maybe sometimes having a bad smell from the choices that you make? You are just not moving! It seems as if you are going no where. What if I told you that could change? Would you believe me? Would you doubt me because of all the terrible luck you have in life? Or would you be so desperate for change to try something new? Maybe you know what I'm talking about and you're afraid?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Never Lose Hope

How often do we “hope” for change yet we fail to see the changes that we want come to pass? It’s as if we tell ourselves time and time again that “I will do better next time,” or “tomorrow will be a better day,” all to find out that each day seems to get worse and worse. Eventually we begin to avoid hoping in order to not “get our hopes up.” Thankfully, God’s Word gives us the remedy for this grueling and all too common situation.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Are You Powerless?

Think About It. . . When we accept the first recovery principle and take that first step out of our denial and into reality, we see there are very few things that we really have control over. Once we admit that by ourselves we are powerless we can stop living with the following “serenity robbers,” spelled out in the acrostic POWERLESS.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Semester #9

Over Three Years! We have reached our 9th semester starting June 25th, 2015! It has been one heck of a ride as we laughed together, cried together, and been there for each other. We have seen students come and students go, but for those who have stayed the course we have seen healing, maturity, and relational restoration!

As we start this new semester, do you know a middle or high school student dealing with difficult life issues and in need of a confidential support group? Let The Landing - Life Hurts, God Heals come alongside of your teenager today!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

It's Time to Celebrate!

Have you ever felt that someone has given up on you? Turned their back on you? Maybe you've had someone that you've shared your deep thoughts with and then they turn around and start telling everyone else, you know gossiping. Maybe It's not what someone's done to you but the pain that you have caused yourself. I can answer yes to all of these questions. What about you?

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Follow Your Heart

Did you know: The heart beats 100,000 times a day? Did You Know: The heart pumps 1 and a half gallons of blood in 1 minute - that's 2,160 gallons of blood a day! Did You Know: if you put a kitchen sink faucet on all the way for 45 years it is equivalent to how much blood the heart will pump for a lifetime? Did You Know: The size of a kids heart is equivalent to the size of 1 of their fist, and an adult heart is the size of both hands clasped together? The heart is a fascinating and remarkable part of us, So why would we not take care of it?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Back on Track

We're Back!

We're getting back on track here at Life Hurts, God Heals! 

We have missed the past two weeks blogs, but our schedules are back on track now. Life Hurts, God Heals has been having such a great semester. It's amazing to look back and see the last eleven weeks and am already able to witness what God is doing in these students lives.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Making Choices

Have you made a lot of mistakes in your life? Have you learned from them? Do you find yourself screaming inside when you see someone else making wrong choices that you have already learned from? "STOP! don't do that!" Nobody's perfect, we all have made mistakes in life, but the question is have we learned from our mistakes? Do we continue to strive everyday to make better choices? Or do we continue to make choices that please ourselves?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Let It Go!

What are you holding onto? Is there something in your life that is eating you alive? Are there secrets that you haven't told anyone? Maybe you don't have any secrets, but you still feel like a semi truck is sitting on top of you? Are you hurting and feel helpless, like there is nothing else left in your power that you can do anymore?

Have you heard the saying: "We are as sick as our secrets"? Well as Elsa would say "LET IT GO, LET IT GO!" - As played out as that song is, there is much truth in it's title. 

Thursday, February 19, 2015

It's Time to Evaluate!

Has your life ever been evaluated? Have you ever had someone evaluate you too quickly? Or maybe they don't have all the evidence to evaluate you. Are we guilty for evaluating others? Do we draw a conclusion based on what we see and not what we know? Maybe we think we know who someone is but we haven't collected all the evidence. What if that evidence has been tampered with? Are you tampering with the evidence you're giving to people about your life? Would you even recognize your own evidence if it was shown to you?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Truth? Or Dare?

Do you remember playing Truth OR Dare with your friends? Were you the one who picked truth? Or were you the one who picked dare? Remember being scared no matter which one you picked? Which one were you more petrified to answer; truth or dare? Maybe you were the one who instigated it, Why? Why would  someone get pleasure out of putting people on the spot to here there deepest darkest secrets? Well, I know one person who does.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


Have you ever felt like you just want to hide away in a hole and never come out? Where no matter what happens in life you always want to tuck yourself away and hide? Or maybe you feel a little like me that you have had so many people stab you in your back that you would do or give anything to be protected from that again. A recent event in my life brought back a lot of pain , depression, anger, bitterness, temptations and every single one of those started more issues in relationships in my life. There was ACTION that had to be taken to become a healthier person and to steer away from making mistakes.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

A look into Life Hurts, God Heals

Hello, my name is Amanda. I am first and foremost a beloved child of God and I struggle with many things. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, college student, and honored to be a leader at Life Hurts, God Heals. Life Hurts, God Heals gives teenagers a place of freedom. Free to be themselves, free to feel, free to be honest, free to let out all their hurts, habits and hang-ups in life and learn how to deal with them in a healthy, Godly way.

Learn more at http://www.lifehurtsgodhealsirc.com/

Monday, January 12, 2015

Just Keep Swimming!

Do you feel weighed down? Like someone just tied a backpack full of bricks to you and threw you in the ocean? Do you feel like your drowning so deep that you can't get out? What are you drowning in? Worry? Regret? Pride? Loneliness? What in your life is making you feel powerless?

Sunday, January 4, 2015

New Year, New You!

Happy New Year! 

It's a new year! It's time to make your resolutions! It's time to start over! It's time to be a new and better you! What were some of your problems last year that you faced that haven't been resolved yet? Have you forgotten some of them? Do you eagerly wish to start fresh? start new? start over? Well you can!