Disney Star Demi Lovato Admits to Cutting

I know that some of us tend to enjoy the demise of Hollywood stars. That has become quite obvious considering the number of people who have actually paid money to go see the crazy antics of Charlie Sheen. There is this fascination with seeing the famous fall and most of the time, it is not only to their detriment but it is to the detriment of others, especially impressionable teens who sometimes look up to these stars. Whenever a teenage star or idol “falls,” I am always concerned about the negative impact it may have but in a recent interview … Continue reading

Should Christians Get Tattoos or Piercing?

In addition to the question of whether Christians are justified in getting tattoos and piercing, I’d like also to keep in mind other types of permanent procedures that some would go as far to suggest is mutilation. Appearances have evolved even in many Christian churches as they have in secular society. It’s not for me to suggest what is right or wrong when the apparel remains modest and gender specific as the Bible states. But what about fashion that is relatively permanent like tattoos and piercing along with more severe disfigurements? Some argue that our flesh will perish anyway and … Continue reading

Cutting Behaviors and Self-Destructive Thoughts

Up until a few years ago I wasn’t aware that there were other people who would cut themselves like I used to. It’s been almost 13 years now since I last did it. As a Christian in limbo, I knew God had more for me and didn’t want me to hurt myself. He was gracious to bring to mind scripture from John 10:10 where Jesus tells us, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and that they may have it more abundantly.” (NKJV) I was … Continue reading

Black Market Adoption

Black market adoptions are an illegal practice. It usually involves the buying and selling of children and involves large sums of money. It is a sad but true fact that babies and children are bought and sold nationwide. They are illegally placed with an adoptive family. How do you know if your adoption was a Black Market Adoption? If you are having trouble locating any information at all on your adoption, even after very careful research, it is possible some illegalities were involved. In my own search, I found that some information was completely falsified, for instance my birth mother’s … Continue reading

Biggest Scrapbooking Mistakes – Decorative Scissors

Most likely you have a pair or two, or if you are like me, you have more like 22! So at one point, I was addicted to the creative use of decorative scissors. Yes, I’d like to hang my head in shame when I look at those layouts, but they were certainly a hot item back then! Before decorative scissors really entered the scrapbooking picture, pinking shears were the hot item. So of course I had discovered those first. I have lots of photos cut with those beautiful little pinking shears and it makes me cringe each time I look … Continue reading