Showing posts from June, 2014

Slice of my life.

I grew up in a catholic home and struggled with my identity in Christ and with learning how to fully trust my creator. At first glance I may seem like a normal teen, however, once I pull my hair back you notice the thing that sets me apart: I wear Hearing Aids in both my ears. I was born with a slight hearing lost caused by the disease CMV. By the time I was about to start school the doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital told me that my hearing was at the point where I would need a hearing aid as well as attend speech therapy classes. However, this hearing lost was only in my left ear, my right ear still had full hearing. I moved around a lot as a kid so I do not really remember much about having to deal with my hearing loss then. When I was 9 years old my parents got a divorce and I moved to my 4th school. When I had moved to this school everything changed for me. The bullying I had already endured had gotten worse, yet the good thing about moving was that I was told I didn’t need to …

Voice of Truth

Smiling is the one universal sign among the world. It is the way that we spread love and joy. Yet, when something bad happens that smile and joy vanishes. Your reason to smile fades and you forget about the voice of truth that has given you every reason in the world to smile.
Casting Crowns hit single “Voice of Truth” sings, “Out of all the voices calling out to me/ I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth.” As a believer are you listening to what God’s Word is telling you, or what the world is saying about you? God has given us the ultimate reason to smile: He sent his only son, Jesus, to die for us. Jesus died for our sins and so that we could have life more abundant. That’s the reason for smiling and being joyful. Smiling because we are free of all the sin and bondage that the devil uses to hold us back. Although we know this truth, and know that Christ has died for us, we let the devil take away our smile. Hebrews 3:15 states, “As has just been said: ‘Today, if you h…