Look Me In The Eyes - Jordan Commercial

I have something more important than courage
I have patience
I will become what I know I am

-michael jordan


to write love on her arms

The vision is that we actually believe these things…
You were created to love and be loved.  You were meant to live life in relationship with other people, to know and be known. You need to know that your story is important and that you're part of a bigger story.  You need to know that your life matters.
We live in a difficult world, a broken world.  My friend Byron is very smart - he says that life is hard for most people most of the time.  We believe that everyone can relate to pain, that all of us live with questions, and all of us get stuck in moments.  You need to know that you're not alone in the places you feel stuck.
We all wake to the human condition.  We wake to mystery and beauty but also to tragedy and loss.  Millions of people live with problems of pain.  Millions of homes are filled with questions – moments and seasons and cycles that come as thieves and aim to stay.  We know that pain is very real.  It is our privilege to suggest that hope is real, and that help is real.
You need to know that rescue is possible, that freedom is possible, that God is still in the business of redemption.  We're seeing it happen.  We're seeing lives change as people get the help they need.  People sitting across from a counselor for the first time.  People stepping into treatment.  In desperate moments, people calling a suicide hotline.  We know that the first step to recovery is the hardest to take.  We want to say here that it's worth it, that your life is worth fighting for, that it's possible to change.
Beyond treatment, we believe that community is essential, that people need other people, that we were never meant to do life alone.
The vision is that community and hope and help would replace secrets and silence.
The vision is people putting down guns and blades and bottles.
The vision is that we can reduce the suicide rate in America and around the world.
The vision is that we would learn what it means to love our friends, and that we would love ourselves enough to get the help we need.
The vision is better endings.  The vision is the restoration of broken families and broken relationships.  The vision is people finding life, finding freedom, finding love.  The vision is graduation, a Super Bowl, a wedding, a child, a sunrise.  The vision is people becoming incredible parents, people breaking cycles, making change.
The vision is the possibility that your best days are ahead.
The vision is the possibility that we're more loved than we'll ever know.
The vision is hope, and hope is real.
You are not alone, and this is not the end of your story.

im not a member and i just wanted to share the great deal of help these people give to those who need them.

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inspirational quotes for difficult times

Do you wake up in the morning with your mind filled with thoughts of personal shame, inferiority, hopelessness, dread, anxiety or worry?  You are not alone - many people do.

I thought I would send some inspirational quotes, and uplifting quotes for hard times your way, today.  Think of these, say them out loud, or use them as a mantra or prayers to help you move past the blocks of emotional sabotage.

  • "I am not what I think I am. I am better than that."

  • "Yes I made mistakes, but I learn from them."

  • "I offer myself to you, God, please show me the way."

  • "I've accomplished this in the past, and with God's help I can do it again."

  • "Today is another day, and I am brand new this day."

  • "I'll put my troubles aside and help someone else through love and attention."

If YOU have some inspirational quotes or uplifting ideas for others, please post them below.

I hope you have a warm, blessed, and peaceful day.

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quote of the day

"be patient and strong. for someday, your pain will be useful to you"