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Love thyself

Have you ever had one of those days where you look in the mirror and just hate everything about yourself? Where you think that your’e not pretty enough or smart enough and that no one really cares about you? Well your’e wrong. I have had those days. The days that you think that no one can be as uncomfortable in their own skin as you are. The days where you can’t find one thing, one single thing that you can honestly say you like about yourself. Everyone has those days, whether they admit it or not. Everyone feels insecure and self-conscious at some point. Just because you can’t see how lovely you really are doesn’t mean that no one else does. Someone out there loves you, loves everything about you from your shy smile to your oddly shaped toes. Don’t use those days as an excuse to hurt yourself. Do you really think you’ll like the way you look more with scars? Do you want to hurt all those who care about you just to escape those feelings? I promise somebody out there cares, somebody loves you more than you could ever love yourself. It just takes a little time. Find something you love about yourself, anything really and you will get through it. Everyone is self-conscious, but don’t let that become who you are.

 
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Posted by on September 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Life Plan

“If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan & guess what they have planned for you? Not much. Life doesn’t always go according to plan. Sometimes heading in a new direction can be scary until you realize you’re headed toward a new and exciting destination.

In life, many things don’t go according to plan. If you fall, get back up. If you stumble, re-gain your balance, but whatever you do never give up. Accept what it is and improvise. Sitting around, weeping on the circumstances wOn the sidelines of life plan treeill not take you any place or change anything.

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Beating up Homeless people

We have all experienced situations where the police have been a little too into their authority and perceived power. They are servants of the people and are supposed to Protect and Serve. If they wanted to arrest the guy they should have done that. The escalation was caused by the heavy set officer and the without a clear communication that they were going to arrest the homeless man, he had ever right to walk away. The police need probably cause and a clear and state reason to stop you, hold you and certainly to inflict any kind of force. In most instances I have found individuals who joined the police were not the best and brightest and many are not motivated by Protect & Serve.

 
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Posted by on February 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

Feeding God’s people

This morning with my two friends we had an opportunity to go and feed God’s people.We can do this because of the spirit of people who generously support this effort for the people who are less fortunate.Every person deserves to have a safe place to call home and to enjoy nutritious, meals with their family. This basic dignity is the foundation from which we can develop the skills and learning they need to become self-sufficient in the long-term. “With the community’s support, we are dedicated to providing these quality services to those in need during the holidays and throughout the year. “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save you? If a brother or sister is naked and lacks daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and eat your fill,” and yet you do not supply their bodily needs, what is the good of that? So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.” - James 2:14-17

 
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Posted by on January 27, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

First night of the year to meet Friends

Life on the streets is harsh and the stress of being homeless is clearly taking its toll.  The event of Christ is the only event in human history that promises relocation and centering, meaning and purpose. This promise and its fulfillment evoke passionate and heartfelt praise and thanks, especially for those aware of their own brokenness and the healing which Christ brings into their lives.

Homelessness does not necessarily entail living on the streets. In fact a comparatively low number of young people, on any given night, sleep rough. Many live in temporary accommodation, stay in hostels, or simply travel between sofas: all are forms of homelessness.

Last night we had an opportunity to drive around the city visiting the homeless and to make new friends.So, there may be a glimmer of hope for most of us. But, surely, for homeless people there is nothing but despair? Relationships with their families have literally been tested to destruction. No reconciliation could ever be possible and they must make their way in the world as best they can without the support of their family or friends. Any help they do get must come from professionals. This would truly be a counsel of despair. However, it does not square with the perceptions of many homeless people themselves. Many are keen to restore old friendships and relationships. Prevention is Better than Cure found that  certain per cent of respondents named ‘reconciliation services’ as something that might have prevented them becoming homeless. A further certain per cent cited ‘counselling/someone to talk to’. When the young people interviewed for the Children’s Society study were asked what would prevent running away and being forced to leave, the suggestion that was made most often was family support and mediation services.

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

DYING FOR CHANGE

DYING FOR CHANGE.

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

DYING FOR CHANGE

Poor people’s experience of health and ill-health 

For me, a good life is to be healthy.

Poor places keep people poor. And poor places also kill. Crying out for Change

Lack of food is the most frequently mentioned want. Hunger and malnutrition are
seen as underlying causes of many diseases. They cause weakness and exhaustion,
and make people more susceptible to infections. Many people say they eat only
once a day and sometimes have nothing for days on end. The poorest people rely
on what they can find growing wild or by asking for change.

Poor people almost always live in poor housing or shelters, and often in dangerous
or unstable areas. Many live in huts or hovels made of temporary and unstable
material.

For a poor person everything is terrible illness, humiliation,
shame. We are cripples; we are afraid of everything; we depend on
everyone. No one needs us.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see,  To allow people the deaths they want, end of life care must be radically transformed…Many people say they want to die without warning, in their sleep. The reality is that most people will die drawn out deaths and they will need support over many months because they will be frail and suffering from multiple chronic conditions.We need to improve the services we have and create alternatives to them.

Informants stress, over and over again, that health care services are vital to their
survival and livelihood. However, the significance that the poor attach to health
services is muted by their widespread disappointment – in some cases anger – at
the bad quality of service and the difficulties of accessing care. These difficulties
include the direct cost of doctors’ fees, medicines and bribes, and the indirect cost
of transport to health services and time lost waiting for treatment. Abusive
treatment by staff is a further disincentive to seeking care.

One of the greatest barriers to health care for the poor is the time it takes to get
treatment. For many, time is a resource, since time away from work may mean lost
income.Once they have arrived at the health center, people may have to wait hours before
being seen. Some say the length of time spent waiting is a strain, and can itself
cause illness.

Poor people want institutions that are honest, accountable, treat them fairly and
show respect. Men and women from Hillbrow, ask that staff “be
there; treat us with good manners; have patience; listen to people; try to
understand the needs of the people; give attention; don’t always say ‘come back
later’; say honestly if you can or cannot solve the problem; work with love; do not
treat us with ignorance, respect the community’s problems; be there on time; give
equal treatment, do not discriminate; solve the problem”.

How would you get a sick person out of here?

 

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

 
 
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