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Writing love on my arms.

February 13, 2008

I feel a bit like an emo kid right now. I noticed that a few of my friends on Facebook were attending an event called Love is the Movement. I checked it out and the idea was to write the word “Love” on your arms on February 13th, a day before the celebration of love, as a way of spreading awareness about depression and suicide. Depression affects 121 Million people worldwide. 15% of the population of deveoped countries suffers from severe depression. Suicide is the second leading cause of death between ages 15-24 and the leading cause of death between ages 25-49. One in 25 Canadians will attempt suicide in their lifetimes.  These are all reasons why I’m writing love on my arms.

There’s a second reason for me to write love on my arms though. It is because of someone who wrote love into his hands, feet, head, and side. It is about a God who so loved us he allowed himself to be horrifically murdered so that his love could break through into this broken world. It is about a God who walked beside me, and carried me, during my early teenage years where at the end of most days I couldn’t see a point to seeing tomorrow.

That’s why I’m writing love on my arms. So that people know they are loved. They are loved by others and they are loved by God.

Love Arm


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4 comments

  1. Well said…thanks


  2. Thanks for the encouragement Terry.


  3. thank you. You have no clue how many lives they have saved…including my own 🙂


  4. My kid just carved LOVE into her arm with a bent razor.. I think your story is getting twisted



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