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My alphabet beads arrived :D

my-not-so-sweet-surrender:

Wooo!! I can go back into production! 

So for all those who haven’t been around to know about my beading project, let me fill you in a little…

These bracelets are for those who are battling PTSD, depression, anxiety, body-eating disorders, self-harm, D.I.D, Dissociation or any other mental disorder. These bracelets will feature words on it like ‘strength’, ‘pride’, ‘courage’, ‘love’, ‘hope’, ‘believe’ or any other word that will support you in a time of weakness. 

I will be making an Etsy account to advertise them on. There will only be a couple of dollars each as I don’t want to make any kind of profit but I will need to be able to able to restock my beads and wire so that I can continue. If it gets more popular then I would like to start a charity.

“I’ve thought of a cool like charity plan that I’d love to organize. You see, in Australia, the government used to allow 16 free psychology sessions per year for those who can’t afford them and that used to barely stretch and keep me calm.  My mother has looked all over, from organization to organization and only few have been able to help us. I would love to have a little organization that could help pay for more therapy sessions because it seems that the government doesn’t understand how crippling a mental illness is. It’s like having a broken leg and be told to run. My hopes are to earn enough from donations from little things that I’ll come up with to help out kids thatneed therapy but might have no means of paying for it because I know how much therapy has saved me and to be told that we can’t have anymore because we don’t have the money for it is a very difficult situation.”


Is there anyone who’s interested?

When you get your etsy up, pls tell me!

(Source: survivingptsd)

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Faith and Luck

goddisproven:

This post is for those who say that one must have faith to believe in God and thus be saved, or any such thing. 

If you must have faith, then we first have to define it. For this post, I’ll use ‘belief without evidence’, simply because with evidence faith would become meaningless; you could make a decision at least partially informed. 
Belief without evidence, however: faith. It’s just sheer luck. Say the Christian God is real, and person A decides to have faith in the Bible; they’re saved. Person B however decides to have faith in NeoPaganism. They’e subsequently damned. But what would make the Bible a better set of teachings to have faith in?
Nothing. Belief without evidence.  
As soon as evidence enters the picture, faith isn’t the issue. And faith alone, you’re simply hoping what you’ve chosen is right. 

That’s not a virtue. That’s not some great, brave choice to believe. Faith isn’t what saves you. 
It’s sheer luck.  

Not quite how Christianity works.

I believe that because Christ died for me, I am saved from eternity in hell, and instead will spend eternity after death in Heaven. However, since choosing to believe that, things have happened that confirm my faith.

For example, I believe that God listens to my prayers and answers. While going through my old journals one day, I found a prayer diary that my Mum had given me as a child and encouraged me to use daily. It had about 60 fill-in-the-blank prayers, but in addition to filling those I had started filling the margins, the cover pages, everywhere there was room. It had been about 5 or so years between the last time I’d written and dated a prayer in that book and the day I’d picked it up. Every single one had been answered.

So first I had faith that God was listening to me, then I acted on that (by praying), and now I’ve seen the results of that. God doesn’t expect you to believe and then leave you in the lurch.