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Oct
21

To Write Love on Her Arms

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It’s been a while and I don’t see any point in writing some “comeback” post so I’ll just hop back into it. I’ve been browsing a website for this organization called, “To Write Love on Her Arms.” To be honest I was drawn to them initially because of their very trendy t-shirt designs (that can be purchased on their online store).

As I dug deeper into their vision and mission, a fire began to burn inside of me. TWLHA stands to decrease growing depression rates, self-destructive tendencies, addictions and suicide. In their own words:

To Write Love on Her Arms is a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.  TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.

TWLGUYS117They continue to share about their vision and It covers my body with goosebumps as I read. It’s powerful because it’s true; our world is a very broken place and when you remove the people without Christ who are doing a good job at concealing their personal brokenness, you can see the ones that can’t hide it so well. The people who are left are people who see their brokenness and are completely devastated in it.

This organization preaches Christ, but not as its Agenda. Their purpose is to extend the same restoration they have received in Christ to others who are in desperate need of it. They understand, however, that the power needed to lift someone out of the deepest of darkest depressions is Jesus.

Anyways, I thought I’d help and promote them. Take a second and read the message below that the organization tries to communicated to all broken people. Buy a cool t-shirt and promote the love of Christ that can “bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim liberty to the captives, and open the prison to those who are bound.” -Isaiah 61:1

You need to know that rescue is possible, that freedom is possible, that God is still in the business of redemption.  We’re seeing it happen.  We’re seeing lives change as people get the help they need.  People sitting across from a counselor for the first time.  People stepping into treatment.  In desperate moments, people calling a suicide hotline.  We know that the first step to recovery is the hardest to take.  We want to say here that it’s worth it, that your life is worth fighting for, that it’s possible to change.

Beyond treatment, we believe that community is essential, that people need other people, that we were never meant to do life alone.

The vision is that community and hope and help would replace secrets and silence.

The vision is people putting down guns and blades and bottles.

The vision is that we can reduce the suicide rate in America and around the world.

The vision is that we would learn what it means to love our friends, and that we would love ourselves enough to get the help we need.

The vision is better endings.  The vision is the restoration of broken families and broken relationships.  The vision is people finding life, finding freedom, finding love.  The vision is graduation, a Super Bowl, a wedding, a child, a sunrise.  The vision is people becoming incredible parents, people breaking cycles, making change.

The vision is the possibility that your best days are ahead.

The vision is the possibility that we’re more loved than we’ll ever know.

The vision is hope, and hope is real.

You are not alone, and this is not the end of your story.

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