Saturday, July 20, 2013

A brand new life

I keep returning to this video to see these recently freed three young ladies.

They look and sound positive, bright and eagerly looking forward to their futures.

Smiles on faces celebrating new life

Photo credit: mantasmagorical from morguefile.com
 

Their expressions of thankfulness come across as genuine.

 The fact they even wanted to speak out sends a very positive message and gives insight of their recovering from their long ordeal. I'm sure they're supporting and leaning on each other as they're emotionally distancing themselves from the sexual abuse and 'living hell' they escaped.

These young ladies bless me more every time I see their beautiful smiles.  After all they've been through, listen to their positive words.



People are donating to help these young ladies get a good start on their liberated lives.
 The Cleveland Courage Fund  set up for Amanda, Gina and Michelle, is growing and I imagine will continue to grow in the coming months up and through the trial for the man accused of holding them prisoners and abusing them in his home for over a decade.

I've calculated so far $94 is the average donation to their trust fund.

This gentleman took to the road to raise awareness about sexual abuse.


It's very pleasing to know these three young ladies are strong of character. Their families have got to be so thankful as well.  Michelle was very good in expressing she places her hope in God to be the final judge. She's correct about that. And, she knows she endured to utilize her experience to help others.

What the Bible says about abuse.

These courageous souls finally are having their mornings of freedom with nothing but happiness in their hearts. I'm so happy for them. Thank you Lord for seeing them though, and have mercy upon
the soul of the man responsible.  He was lead and chose to follow the 'wrong direction' and now he has to live with the consequences. I pray your will be done in his life and this situation, Lord.


Thursday, July 4, 2013

There will be struggles...testimonies are awesome.

Celebrities giving their testimonies how at the end of their strength and hope came about asking Christ into their lives. Their lives changed. Freed. Unshackled. Click the link, listen to their testimonies and be awestruck like I was and nodding my head of the unlimited love God extends to anyone to win the battle over any struggle in this life.

Celebrities deal with personal struggles like the rest of us

Photo credit: krosseel from morguefile.com

Celebrities are known widely of their craft or talent by many normal people by way of media or marketing.  These classified beautiful, mega-talented people can entertain us with their acting, instrument playing, magic trick performances, riding a surf, hitting, kicking or throwing a ball, writing, performing perfect acrobats on a narrow balance beam, or just about anything that can be done above the general abilities of the average person.

But they are not immune to the struggles of life. Beauty, talent and riches don't give them a
 free-pass from the demons visiting them.

Celebrities might have it worse than when they have a struggle or are faced with a life changing event,  cause their lives are more transparent than ours. They don't have privacy and what they do is plastered all over the media for the world to see. Plus they have stress to stay on top of their game or never age, and to keep producing in order to afford the lifestyle of the rich and famous. It had got to have lots of stresses. But with the cameras flashing and fans screaming and money and all that's associated with being a celebrity, I'm sure it's easy to acquire a sense of power and importance and self sufficiency. And once that happens, more is wanted in order to keep the image of success before the public. 

But people are all born the same. Strip away the stuff and celebrities struggle with the same things
all people struggle with. Flesh is flesh.  However, perhaps celebrities meet struggle to a higher
degree because they can easily afford the things they desire. Their prison can have thicker walls.
  This list of celebrities didn't win with substance abuse.  Each had successful careers with undoubtedly continued success in their futures had they lived. But they couldn't break free from
the internal struggles which kept them unable to break from drugs and alcohol.

God can take you just as you are. All you have to do is reach out and ask for help and receive it.
So scroll through the many videos till you see a familiar face or name and listen to them tell their story.

Remember, God loves you regardless of your star quality and is patiently waiting for you to call
upon Him. He's willing and able to change your life, turn your struggles around and fill the void you're longing to have filled which only He can fill. The first step is admitting your inadequate to
face your demons without help.  Ask. Believe, Receive. And the journey begins on a different road.
The road isn't easy, but don't give in to the lie that it's impossible. God is a big and mighty God if
you hook up with Him, your constant helper, the Holy Spirit, will be at your disposal 24/7.

If you want it, God's willing to give you the help to change your life around for the better. There are bright days in the forecast if you will reach out.

And speaking of a celebrity, it's my belief  Miss Lindsay Lohan's life could change for the better,
or at least be out of the tabloid headlines  and courts because of her drug and or alcohol abuse.
I wonder if she's content being in and out of the courts and substance treatment centers?

I'd like to see and hear her testimony of her life change when it happens.


On the straight and narrow road, and enjoying the journey with my Guide leading the way.