Have you ever experienced racism? Racism is intolerable and cruel, and so unnecessary amongst humankind, but I believe that racism stems from family brainwashing, or even religion. For example, I was a quiet kid at school. In year eight I wanted to kill myself because I was tired of the constant bullying. Why was I bullied? Because I never talked. I was a curious kid and just listened. I guess I was in a world of my own. I wanted to fit in, and yet I had no real friends of my own. My sister was my best friend, althoughREAD MORE…

In the Psalms 56:8 in the Holy Bible, David speaks of God putting his tears in a bottle. Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book? – Psalms 56:8 No doubt about it, tears are precious to God. Even in Isaiah 38:5, because of tears 15 years was added unto Hezekiah’s life. Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years – Isaiah 38:5 Do notREAD MORE…

Sometimes when the tears are flowing, I start to once again believe that these tears are not going to stop, but eventually they subside and the burden is less. I think the reason why crying is so shamed in our society is because we believe that once we start, it’s never going to stop. This just isn’t the case. Sometimes tears can last longer than some other episodes, but crying is healthy. Our tears reduce stress, so although crying doesn’t feel comfortable at the time, crying can be one of the most healthiest outlets for us as human beings. EvenREAD MORE…

Have you ever tried the smile test? This is best done when you are feeling joyful, as the frowns or funny looks can be disheartening, but every time I’ve done the smile test on a better day (I have depression), I generally get a smile back, or encourage even a little hope in someone’s eyes, who may have felt otherwise down. The best thing about the smile test is that when you already feel uplifted and send a smile someone’s way, it doesn’t matter if you don’t get a smile back, because it is the kindness in the gesture thatREAD MORE…

No, we must not kill ourselves. Life is precious. I was speaking with my sister yesterday, and she asked me, “How accurate is the content on Google?” I reported that I was not sure. However, she then went on to tell me about a vulnerable young girl who went on a website where you could create your own poll, to get the opinions of others, and she asked should I kill myself? The response was that 68 percent of the people who filled in her poll said yes, so the girl killed herself. Not sure how true this story is,READ MORE…

In this day and age, the media has their ‘eye’ on almost every adult when it comes to the abuse of children. They suspect almost everyone of grooming or abusing kids. Even some parents are suspected or even questioned of abusing their kids, just because they use discipline. I was smacked on the bottom as a child for being naughty, and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. I wasn’t abused and I would never state this. Take today, for instance. I can’t help children coming and talking to me, because I have a silly childish personality. IREAD MORE…

If you’re a Christian, have you ever come across condemning Christians who just frown or look down at you because you struggle with something that they would label a sin? Addiction is difficult. In all honesty, I don’t think anyone ever likes his or her addiction – I certainly don’t like mine. Dermatillomania  makes me feel guilty, shameful, suicidal, self-hating, rejected, overwhelmed, and very few Christians, except my partner, have any real understanding. I no longer go to church, but the pastor told me that I was sinning if I continued, while a mennonite lady said I was putting JesusREAD MORE…