Sunday, May 18, 2014


I recently saw a video from the actor Will Wheaton, who played as Ensign Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He was answering a girl who asked him, "Were you ever called a nerd in high school?" His answer was this:

"I was called a nerd a lot as a boy, because I didn't like sports and I liked school, like science and math. And it hurt."

You can see the whole interview here:

There is a song by an artist named Britt Nicole, titled "Gold." The chorus talks about no matter what other people say, you're still worth more than gold. Honestly, that is the best thing to know... EVER. No matter what labels other people put on you, no matter what other people do to you, you are still worth more than gold to God! He will never abandon you like people in this world.

There is another song by an artist named Jonathan Thulin. The song is titled "Love/War." It talks about how we, humans, are the reason for all the evil in the world, all the war, all the hatred. And it's true. Racism isn't something children know right out of the womb. War isn't something built into the minds of young adults. People have to be taught these things.

You may have pain, you may have strife, you may have heartache in this life. Another song by a band, titled "Through the Fire," asks this simple, yet powerful question: Why does it hurt? Why does it hurt, if You're light's alive inside of me? Even through this life of pain and strife, LOVE sees your pain, your agony, and the things you have to go through every day. Love, God's EVERLASTING love, sees everything you do: planting that seed in that coworker's heart, going through the fire, or trying to decide whether to live or not.

The number of suicides each year is around 4,600. THAT IS A BIG NUMBER. Just think of all the teens, today, tonight, thinking about taking their own life, attempting it, and succeeding. Suicide is born out of a hatred of this world. The thought of suicide is brought on by the things people say, the things people do, and the labels people put on the "lower-class" of society.

I won't lie; I've been called a nerd before. I've been teased before. By my own brother. But that doesn't make me stop loving him. God had commanded us to love the unlovable, to give peace to the troubled, to be the peacemakers. "Blessed is the peacemakers..."

Don't let them call you a nerd. Don't let them convince you that you're nothing more than a mistake. Don't let them tell you you're just a piece of dust, waving in the storms of life, waiting to end it all. You were MADE for a purpose!

There's a quote by Churchill Winston which I love: "Never, never, never give up." Even when it looks hopeless, NEVER GIVE UP.

If you're thinking about suicide, or simply down because of what people say about you, just remember this one thing: There is someone out there who cares about you. A loving, caring, graceful, merciful God. He will give you the peace you've always wanted. He'll give you the calm in the storm.

If you need some uplifting today, listen to this song. It will make you smile. I know it makes me smile.

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