Friday The Thirteenth

It’s Friday The Thirteenth and this is my update. If you get a second, check out Enemy Opposition and grab some sweet threads from their webstore! I’m excited to heal up and get back on the road with them to share hope and love with people everywhere. Let’s say you have a few bucks left over after checking out your cart at EO, you should head over to POPSHOKK APPAREL and snag some chill, anti-nudity devices! Either way, make sure you like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter cause you need to stay informed. (@enemyopposition and @popshokkapparel) We got a blizzard here in Syracuse last night so my morning has consisted of coffee and drums. I’m about to dive into reading Matthew 1-10 for a Bible study and maybe a chapter or two in Tommy Green’s Religio-cide.

I’m 22 days into recovery from ACL surgery and things are feeling great with the knee! I’ve been staying busy and positive as I work on rebuilding the muscles and just strengthening it in general. I’m back at work (Canines Unleashed) and have missed my four-legged friends to no end. It is a blessing to be back to work so fast and to work for people who have been so gracious with me through this whole injury adventure. Thank you so much!!!

Lately I’ve been dealing with not only myself coming out of an extremely dark/depressed segment of my life, but becoming aware of friends who are in the same boat as I am/was. I am not a counselor or therapist, but I can relate to feeling nothing but despair and hopelessness for countless reasons. As I am coming into contact with the real-life struggle with depression by way of close friends, I am overwhelmed as I am still healing, but I know there is hope and I know there is love to be felt. It’s a bit ironic, but “Downbeat” by The Ghost Inside is playing right now; perfect! Daily life can be overwhelming, but there is hope, I promise you that. There is hope and we must hold fast to it. Part of my healing process is admitting that I am not okay and seeking help from friends and family. Out of 7 billion people in the world, there are plenty of people ready to help and lend encouragement and support to whatever you’re going through. One verse that I have taped to my computer is Romans 12:12, where Paul writes: “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” This verse has always stared at my heart and helps to redirect it from time to time, but I still needed to act on it and seek out people who care. Even when I was too proud to step out, I was fortunate enough to have people step in and talk to me. Look around you, as I know you have people who care for you and will love you always. Hold Fast Hope.


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