You Are Loved: Messages on a Mirror

I read the email a second time. An invitation to come interview the artists backstage at the K-Love Fan Awards? Heck yes!!
I already knew what I wanted to ask. And what I wanted to bring.
When the time came, my husband and I packed up a huge, beautiful mirror and some window markers. Then we got in our hatchback and drove the 15 hours to Nashville, TN. 
As the K-Love Fan Awards took place, we got to pull aside 12 of the artists and ask them this question: “If your younger sister was struggling with self-worth, what would you want her to know?”
They shared their thoughts, and then wrote a word or phrase on the mirror and signed their names.
Today we want to share their beautiful answers with you–their messages on our mirror. From TobyMac to John Crist, Tauren Wells and Jasmine Murray, these people captured a beautiful picture of just how much God loves us, even when we feel anything but lovable.
Tiffany Dawn
Author & Motivational Speaker


Who Is Beckah Shae?

In the video above Beckah Shae shares the highs and lows of here life. If you’€™re struggling with an issue and need someone to talk to please click the ‘€œchat with a SoulMedic” button at the top of the page. By keeping your issue a secret you are giving it power to destroy your life while it spreads as a cancer into your thoughts, actions, and relationships. Isolation is the worst way to live a full life, because it convinces a person that no one needs to know, that no one really understands, and ultimately, that no one really cares. That’€™s not true! Life on life community is the best way for a person to flourish in their understanding of self, others and God. However, when we spend all our energies protecting our secret from the world this mindset can create an independence stronghold that feels true but is a lie really killing you from the inside out.

RemedyLIVE is committed to a conversation with you. As a faith based organization we believe the best way to carry out our mission is to serve all of His creation regardless of their gender, race, sexual orientation, religion or age. Jesus calls us to love Him and love others because God created everyone – even those who don’€™t believe He exists!
If you are struggling right now it’s important to talk with a trusted adult and try to remove yourself from that situation. We here at RemedyLIVE would love to help in any way we can. Chat anonymously online with one of our SoulMedics today by clicking the CHAT banner at the top of the page OR text the number 494949 within the United States. We are available to listen to you 24/7. We chat. We listen. We love.

What Happens when Loneliness Strikes

No one wants to feel as if they are alone and unnoticed. Feeling alone makes us feel rejected from the rest of the world. We don’€™t feel loved either. We try to find comfort in activities, hobbies, and other ways to distract us from the emptiness of being alone. Sometimes we look around for friends to console us in those times, but they can even leave you in the darkness.

Loneliness creeps into minds and takes control of how we think. As well as the emotions we feel. But what causes us to feel alone? It could be a bully at school constantly harassing you. Maybe, you wish to be popular, desiring to be in a position to be admired. Whatever this may be, loneliness can cause you to fall into a state of self-loathing that is hard to climb back out of. But what do you do when you are alone? What runs through your mind? Maybe you fantasize about having a better life or dream of having more tightly connected friendships, wishing to have more common interest with the people. Reality strikes when you comeback to the same situation of being alone. How do you deal with loneliness?  Coping with loneliness is a great challenge within its self.

We find our peace through the love of Christ. God tells us through his word that he is always with us and will never leave our side. His love is everlasting. In moments where you feel alone and feel unloved, remember the Lord loves you unconditionally day in and day out. God will never abandon you when the tough times hit.

Here at RemedyLIVE €”We chat, we listen, and we love. We don’€™t want anyone to feel the hurting because we know the pain you are going through. If you going through the struggles of feeling alone, you can use the anonymous 24/7 chat to talk with a trusted adult. They are willing and waiting to hear from you about whatever you are going through. Let us be a resource to you. Chat with us today!

Being Vulnerable Leads to Freedom

Do you remember a time when you felt vulnerable? How did it feel? Vulnerability can make a person feel weak, exposed, and useless. It can be a very uncomfortable situation. Parts of our lives are covered up due to how embarrassing it feels. They are secrets.

Think about what your secret may be? Is it something that you can’€™t live without? Often times, a secret like this controls how we think and act in different aspects of our lives. It affects how we operate on a day-to-day basis because something in us need to be satisfied. These secrets become desires our appetites must be fulfill. You try to handle the secret on your own. As a result, the power it holds on you proves to be too much.

We all have had or are going through a struggle. Allowing yourself to be vulnerable however can in-fact be a good thing. Being able to be open and honest with yourself, a friend, and God can lead to victory over the issues controlling you. Openness with a friend and God can give you strength to overcome any struggle that comes in life. Get real about how the secret in your life is weighing you down, rather than letting it continue to control you. When you are real with someone about your specific secret , then the power it has on you loses some of its grip on you. Find a trusted adult who you are comfortable with. Be honest with each others struggles while walking through life together.

Here at RemedyLIVE’€”we chat, we listen, we love.

Are you holding a secret? Do you want to talk to about it your issue, although you feel as if you have no one to go? We have a 24/7 chat with access to a SoulMedic’€”a trusted adult waiting and wanting help you through whatever struggle you may be in. You can also chat on your mobile device. Text the word, ‘€˜REMEDY’€™ to 494949 to start a conversation on your phone. Don’€™t keep your issue a secret. Talking about the pain is the first step towards freedom. Start chatting with us today!

Men and The Fight Against Binge Eating

Imagine a teenage boy and his friends going out to eat after a late Friday night football game. He scans the menu to order a large plate of wings, and scarfs them down with no hesitation. The boy returns home feeling full of food and regret. He looks into the mirror acknowledging he’€™s put a few more pounds then he would have liked. Believe it or not there are males who struggle with an eating disorder.

At home, he turns on the television to watch finely tuned athletes with sculpted physiques displaying feats only professionals can perform. He wishes to be like them, but knows he is limited to only what he can since he is overweight. His self-worth sinks. Later at football practice, he has trouble keeping up with his teammates in the drills and workouts. He puts in more work hoping to see results sooner rather than later. He begins to question whether or not he will ever lose the weight. How much is enough? Can he still enjoy the foods he loves? He thinks, “Will I ever get to the weight I want?”

The coaches yell and scream, demanding more and more, but ultimately make him feel worthless. This continues into the locker room as fat jokes, in addition to names from his teammates are thrown his way. Fatty. Jumbo. Tubby. He can’€™t leave soon enough.

In order to escape his problem, he finds comfort in the snacks at home. He realizes the food he is eating is only adding to the problem and he can’€™t find control. He feels shame overcoming him. The boy thinks when he gets the ‘€œperfect body,’€ all his issues will simply go away.

A common misconception in our society is that body image is only a struggle for women. According to the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA), 40% for people who struggle with binge eating are male. The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness found that men who have an eating disorder suffer from depression, low self-esteem, feelings of worthlessness and self-loathing, and other harmful traits.

Here at RemedyLIVE we know how a secret struggle can cause harm in one’s life. We know the thoughts of wanting to be better and changing the way you look and feel. There is comfort in God because of his eternal love that will never forsake us. He is the creator and makes no mistakes. He loves you for who are. You can talk with a SoulMedic on our 24/7 chat, or you can text ‘€œREMEDY’€ to 494949. Chat with us today.

Pop Culture Glamorizes Drug Uses

Think back to the last movie you’€™ve watched, or even your favorite television show. What made it so good? Was it suspenseful? Did it have a happy ending? Even if you aren’€™t a big fan of watching movies or TV, just looking at the shows at the top of the charts today relay false messages about drugs and alcohol.

Today, media and entertainers draw audiences to storylines full of drugs and drama. In some cases, shows about drug use and dealing- Breaking Bad for example, can be some of the most watched shows. Pop culture also laces drugs in the music industry with songs about getting high or faded. Popularizing drugs and alcohol makes them look attractive. This only makes people want to partake in them even more, thinking drugs are no big deal.

What happens when a person believes the lies of a glamourized lifestyle of drugs and alcohol? Well, some try to imitate their favorite shows and entertainers. People go out and find the drugs, but they lack the buzz and greatness they have seen.  Sooner or later, addiction will set in. Time and time again, the buzz just isn’€™t enough. A user may try larger doses to satisfy the craving. This can sometimes lead to an overdose, putting one’s life life in jeopardy. Using drugs will lead to a broken life. While the media profits, you suffer.

However, there is hope. Even if you have become dependent on drugs or alcohol, there are substitute medications, hotlines, centers, and recovery groups you can contact to find help. The most important thing to remember is that there is a God who loves you. Even with the mistakes you have made He sent down his son to die for your sins. Jesus doesn’€™t care about what your past looks like; He only cares about where you’re going.

Are you addicted to drugs? Do you think you have a drinking problem? Have you been fighting with a secret struggle of any kind? If so, let us here at RemedyLIVE be a resource to you. We offer a free, anonymous chat service available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Start a conversation with a SoulMedic’€”a trusted adult waiting and willing to assist you through whatever may be affecting you. Not near a computer? No problem! Chat on your phone by texting the number 494949. We believe talking is the first step towards freedom. We are here for you. Don’€™t fight these issues alone. Chat with us today!

When You Hurt More Than Just Yourself

Who are the most important people in your life? Why do you value them so much? In life, we surround ourselves with people we find knowledgeable, influential, or just great company due to similar interest. They are often the ones closest to us. Our friends and family.

Now that you have been thinking and have that person in mind; was there a time where you did something to hurt them? Or rather they hurt you. Do you remember how it felt when you were in pain?  What if you were the one who caused someone else to feel the sting? How was the situation handled? Depending on the situation, a relationship can hang in the balance between being saved or severed. As a result, friendships can be broken and never put back together. Drug and alcohol addiction, as well as abuse, affects more than just yourself, but the people you love as well.

The brain and body are greatly affect by the use of drugs and alcohol. Even when the drug user decides to ignore those warnings, they forget they are actually hurting the people around them.  The effects from the drugs can lead to emotional outbreaks and violence. All self-control is lost.

Drugs and alcohol cause people to stumble. Addiction leads to a broken road. Not only can it suck the user down, but the people around them. Would you want someone in your life dragging you down? Thankfully, we have a savior that is here to pick us up when we fall. Remember there is hope and freedom. Although things might be grim, nothing is too much for God to handle. Throw your troubles on to Him and he will take care of the rest.  If you know someone who is struggling, or you currently are, take heart in knowing God is not through yet. He will never abandon you. Not now, not ever. He will continue to work. 

Are you currently or have ever be affect by drugs and alcohol? Are you a user? Discouraged about where you are in life because your problems have become too big for you to deal with alone? Here at RemedyLIVE’€”we believe in the power of conversation. Do not fight the issues controlling you alone. Let us be an asset to you. Talk with a SoulMedic’€”a trusted adult waiting to hear from you about what is troubling you. They are willing to help and want the best for you. Chat with us today! We chat, we listen, we love.

Drugs and Alcohol: The Party Scene

The party scene is a place full of action and drama. Friends come together to blow off some steam and enjoy the people around after a long week. Not all parties though follow the norm of serving good food, punch, and silly games for everyone to laugh at each. Instead, temptations that can be harmful like drugs and alcohol are sometimes present.

People are in one room, throwing ping-pong balls and quarters into cups of beer. While in another room, others are making deals for pills so they can feel a buzz later that night and the rest of that week. You are attending this party with a couple of friends who heard about it at school. Your friends join in with the drinking and game. Another buddy buys some pills from a few suspicious characters you have never seen before. Have you experience a party like this?

What do you do in this situation? Do you join the crowd and try to fit in? Remember the dangers that come with using drugs and alcohol. The risk of overdosing, alcohol poisoning, drunk driving, even mixing the two together will put your life into serious jeopardy. Just because others around you are doing it doesn’€™t make it cool or right. Addiction can be crippling to yourself and ones that love you. Nobody wants to see you go into rehab. Make the decisions that will benefit you in the long run, rather than the short-term pleasure.

Are you struggling with drugs, alcohol, or any other issue that is affecting you? The best thing you can do is talk about it. Keeping it bottled up inside you allows your struggles to maintain its hold on you. Talk with a SoulMedic on our anonymous 24/7 chat. Begin a conversation by clicking, ‘€˜chat now,’€™ on our homepage. Chat on your cell phone too. Text the word, ‘€˜remedy,’€™ to 494949. SoulMedics are waiting and willing to chat with you, as well as help you through whatever you may be troubling you. Don’€™t fight this alone. Allow us to be a resource to you. Chat with us today! We chat, we listen, we love.

You Are Not Defined By Failure

Failure. A word we don’€™t wish to be associated with. We live in a world where our successes and failures define who we are. People are quick to make snap judgments and assumptions from what you have done. Then expectations are set for our future because of our past mess-ups.

Failure is an option in all scenarios of life, whether we like it or not.

We all have felt the fear of failing and have dealt with at some point in life. At school and that upcoming exam that makes or breaks your GPA. At work when your job depends on meeting the deadline finishing the project that will take the business to knew highest. Also, the feeling of shame when we let a friend down can lead towards negative feelings about ourselves. How do you handle failure? Do you run and hide? Fall into a state of depression? What if you used failure to glorify God?

God sent his one and only son to die for our sins and failures. He continues to love us through the hardships of life, even we when we don’€™t feel like we make the grade. He will use our failures and trials to make us stronger for his glory.

Our identity is found through Christ. This is where we find comfort. The creator loves you for who you are, not for what you have done. Go to God to find relief from your failures.

Here at RemedyLIVE, We chat, we listen, we love. We want to assist you in your walk with Christ. If you are dealing with a failure or struggle with faith, chat with a SoulMedic on our 24/7 chat. We care about where you going in lie and wish to walk with you. There are people who are willing and wanting to help you with whatever issue you are going through. Chat with us today.