I Believe

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 419 People

    My Testimony

    Everyone who reads this should realize that we have different backgrounds and that we most likely have different life assumptions and different values. That flavors how we see the world and what we think of God. You may be an atheist or you may view God very differently from...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred
    51-55, M
    1 Response Feb 17, 2013

    I Owe My In-law An Apology

    Another discussion about the way I avoid my brother in law and his family. I don't understand why I have so much trouble relating to them. They are good people and in many ways I respect and admire them, but whenever we are together, I feel incredibly awkward and uncomfortable...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

    Relatives are chosen

    for you, of which I have some, But family are those you choose, of which I'm yet to have any Because they also have to choose you.
    NightGambit NightGambit
    31-35, M
    Mar 11, 2015

    That you should be who you want to be,

    not what others want or expect, it your life your choice, do the things that make you happy, and when people try bring you down stand back up, because you are worth it, lifes to short to worry, everyone is worth it, once you realize you are you can be anything you want.
    nathchalk97 nathchalk97
    18-21, M
    Feb 21, 2015

    Within every light there is a darkness

    but you could also say that within every darkness there is also light. There cannot be one without the other. #this is truth
    damnson4884 damnson4884
    22-25, M
    Jun 11, 2015

    Choices And Consequences

    Another devotional that I share with my team of college athletes. If you are an atheist or true agnostic or you have a different religion and you stumbled upon this page, I will answer your questions, but I won't argue the point. God does not want you and I to accept truth...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred
    51-55, M
    Nov 4, 2013

    I Believe...

    i believe that a lie can help. i believe that the things we should but don't say indeed are written in black ink, just the same. i believe a little love is better than none. i believe we each have many different names.   i believe wishful thinking is just blowing out...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 11, 2011

    Is Christianity A "Crutch"?

    I am amused by the insinuation that a faith based belief in the Bible and Jesus Christ is for the weak. Those incapable of handling the difficulties and challenges of life or have a reasonable fear of death are somehow propped up by an unreasonable and unrealistic belief in a...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 8, 2013

    There is never a need to go out

    and search for love and "hunt it down to the ground" the way our ego-will wants it. There is never a reason for love to be dysfunctional, harmful or painful. Send back this twisted understanding to its source, and remember. Love, pure positive energy, is ever-present, in...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 1

    Forgiveness is an act of the will,

    and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart. Corrie ten Boom Dutch Christian Corrie ten Boom (born April 15, 1892) helped many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. For her heroic efforts, the Queen of the Netherlands knighted her in...
    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
    Apr 16

    “There will be, in the next generation

    or so, a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude, and producing dictatorship without tears, so to speak, producing a kind of painless concentration camp for entire societies, so that people will in fact have their liberties taken away from them, but will...
    dispossessed dispossessed
    51-55, F
    2 Responses May 29, 2014

    Someday everything will make sense.

    .. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason...even if we may not understand what the reasons are at the time.
    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
    Apr 16

    I believe Winter is the Justin Beiber of all

    seasons,fun and cute at first,then it becomes obnoxious and needs to go back to Canada :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    The clock ticks, the end of the day closes in

    the beging of a night that will never end , here it began and here it will end. time has changed once again .. Before I leave to the world of my dreams I speak for my days and all I've seen, time has changed that I believe..
    TheDeadvoices TheDeadvoices
    18-21, M
    Jan 17, 2015

    Just shoot for the moon,

    even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. Believe and just do it. Why? because why not? life was made for us to improve and just do things. or else where would be going? find your destination, and don't give up until you succeed. Every little thing will be alright in the...
    kar6425 kar6425
    13-15, F
    Mar 25, 2015

    Merry Christmas

    I believe that roughly 2000 years ago, a baby was born in a manger in the town of Bethlehem. I believe that he was born to Mary, a young woman who had yet to have sexual intercourse with a man, a virgin. On that night, I believe that the angels and all of creation understood...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2012

    Your own words are the bricks

    and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience. - Sonia Choquette.
    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
    Nov 24, 2015

    There are a million ways to die,

    If it's not your time nothing can touch you But when it is your time, it only takes one. Be safe but don't let fear stop you living, Life is too short...
    NightGambit NightGambit
    31-35, M
    Mar 10, 2015

    My Tree

    When I first bought my house, I had to create a run for the horses to get safely from the barn, around the pond and out to the corral and pasture. In order to do so, I transplanted four little evergreen trees that were in the way, knowing that the horses would destroy them. The...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2013
    damnson4884 damnson4884
    22-25, M
    Jun 12, 2015

    I believe I have found the truth

    but people don't share it with me. They let their experiences distort their vision. Experiences are important but only the truth can set us free. What we experience is shaped and interpreted by the truth we carry in our heart
    MySelfcom MySelfcom
    18-21, F
    Mar 12, 2015

    I believe in all things,

    from Christianity to Buddhism, from evolution to creation theory, I believe in God, The Bible Q'ran, and Vedic texts. I believe in science and the development of a Cosmic religion, science being it's vehicle. I believe in quantum entanglement, relativity, and chaos theory. I...
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill
    36-40, M
    Feb 24, 2014
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA
    56-60, F
    Aug 2, 2015

    Some of our actions result in self-depriving,

    and some in self-benefiting. We need to learn that we have the right to choose.Sometimes we misunderstand ourselves by believing it is for our best benefit to control others, specially those whom we love and who love us. We keep them under our influence and we abuse their...
    Soossie Soossie
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    I feel that we are being conditioned

    and consumed everyday by the world around, that we have forgotten our true nature, which is to love. The world as we know it is a distraction. We have been conditioned to value and care about what the world wants us to. If we managed to separate from the world, we would see...
    Close2You Close2You
    31-35, M
    6 Responses Jan 11, 2014

    Oracion A San Cipriano Para Que Tu Amor

    Regrese Por los poderes de san Cipriano y de las tres almas que vigila san Cipriano ----- Vendrá ahora detrás de mi----------, va a venir arrastrándose y enamorado lleno de amor; de deseo para volver y pedirme perdón por mentir y para pedirme en noviazgo y mas tarde en boda...
    Bella214 Bella214
    41-45, F
    Dec 18, 2015

    I want a lot of things.

    I dont think that is a selfish thing to say because i'm not talking about wanting that pair of super cute boots at the mall or that expensive bracelet for my birthday. Im talking about a deeper want. I want a lot of things that are not objects. I want to go on adventures, I want...
    xofoxikat325xo xofoxikat325xo
    18-21
    Feb 8, 2014

    Teamwork

    Trying to inspire my team before a big meet this week, I discovered what I think is a very cool Biblical Truth. We are designed to work together. When we do, we can always accomplish so much more than we are able to by simply putting our seperate efforts together. Track and...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2013

    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    people are way too sensitive.

    They make a big deal out of the stupidest things and ignore what's important. Like what Donald Trump said, who cares - he's an idiot and is known for his crass comments. Let's take the Confederate flag down - it's part of history, the flag didn't kill those black church...
    RANDYPEE RANDYPEE
    41-45, T
    Jun 26, 2015

    “To live on a day-to-day basis is insufficient

    for human beings; we need to transcend, transport, escape; we need meaning, understanding, and explanation; we need to see over-all patterns in our lives. We need hope, the sense of a future. And we need freedom (or, at least, the illusion of freedom) to get beyond ourselves...
    beautifulroses beautifulroses
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 26, 2014

    I believe that imagination is stronger

    than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — hope always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for grief — love is stronger than death. © Robert Fulghum
    expressomarkie expressomarkie
    46-50
    2 Responses Jun 17, 2014

    Love is love no matter what gender u are,

    being gay, bi, lesbian don't make u who u are u as a person makes u who u are and ur actions, all being gay, bi or lesbian changes is who u sleep with, I hate the kind of people who think its wrong to be gay, the kind of people who think OMG ur gay now ur gonna change now that u...
    kimmy24 kimmy24
    26-30, F
    Mar 21, 2015

    Ian McEwan is one of my favourite authors.

    For more than fifteen years, his books have drawn me in and his words have held me captive. He uses the English language in a way that I feel is very rare in contemporary literature. His style of prose is reminiscent of an era of correct enunciation and grammar. That’s not to...
    xxRoom101xx xxRoom101xx
    41-45, M
    4 Responses May 31, 2015
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter
    41-45
    Jun 8, 2015

    I was standing outside the garage waiting

    for the safety inspection to be completed on my car. A soft, misty rain was falling. I was thinking of my husband who had passed away about 8 months earlier. In my mind I was telling him I needed to know if he had loved me. (Those words came much easier to me than to him...
    buddingrose4u buddingrose4u
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Feb 14, 2014

    Living

    Don't live your life to be remembered or to be honored or even to make a difference. Live your life to love, and to serve and to create. Live in such a way that rather than being missed, your life work, will be a building block for others to complete in generations ahead. I...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 24, 2012

    75% of people will make a fool out of you

    if/when you let them. They will take you in, establish trust, gain your utmost and will work endlessly to get you to believe that they are "not like other people". Honestly, they're right; they will get over on you like no one else has ever done. There are still good people in...
    Logic34 Logic34
    31-35, M
    Jul 3, 2015

    I Believe!

    I believe that sharing experiences with others who have walked in your shoes can help heal your pain and help you become a stronger person.I believe that when we share our experiences,sometimes we find the answers we're looking for within ourselves. When I first heard about the...
    ayankee ayankee
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Aug 3, 2009

    David And Goliath

    This was a snippet from the devotional I shared with my team last night. The Israelites in 1st samuel chapter 17 were terrified of a warrier by the name of Goliath. He was over 9 feet tall.. wore armor that weighed 125 pounds and carried a javelin that was as thick and heavy as...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 5, 2013

    When the World says give up,

    hope says try it one more time.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    yes i believe disable peoples deserve more love

    and respect than normal ones, so try to care for them in anyway you can, everyone of you try to do , you will surely feel happy about it
    thehulkman thehulkman
    31-35, M
    Jun 28, 2015

    Sometimes the one thing we think will bring us

    down turns out to be the thing that gives us a reason to continue living life.
    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 1, 2015

    Warning: Christians have rated this story

    "flamming" this does not mean I am promoting homosexuality, it just means that if you enjoy this, you'll burn in Hell right next to us! :) I believe that the Bible was written by man, interpreted by man, and abused by man. I also believe that the Bible stands for Breeders...
    FunnyGirI1962 FunnyGirI1962
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 31, 2014

    The greatest discovery of all time is a person

    can change his/her future by merely changing his/her attitude.
    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Feb 3, 2015
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter
    41-45
    Jun 8, 2015

    When God Created You

    Somewhere in celestial time, God called the Heavenly Host together and asked for input, "this one must be absolutely unique, complete and more beautiful then all the rest of creation combined. Let me here your ideas." The Host begin to throw out suggestions from their won unique...
    Trackcoachred Trackcoachred
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2012

    I believe the word love is totally been misused

    a lot by people who don't understand what love really is.
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause
    22-25, M
    Jan 22, 2015

    I believe in the cosmos: “all

    that is, all that was, and all that ever will be”. I believe that everyone and everything in it are interconnected and this informs the way in which I treat people and view our environment. If you hurt my brother or sister, you degrade yourself and you injure me. If you...
    bethturner bethturner
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 7, 2014

    It's not hard to make a decision

    when you know what your values are.
    Soossie Soossie
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2015

    We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from

    delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes into our sight to liberate us into life. Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain. Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the...
    Mcinacann Mcinacann
    41-45, F
    Apr 27, 2015
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767
    46-50, F
    Mar 17
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