By: on October 27, 2016
Are you comfortable? No, not in the literal sense like kicking your feet up watching your favorite show but are you comfortable with your life? How about your job? Myself, like many people, have experienced what I call “The Twilight Zone.” Sometimes you get sucked into working and not wanting to leave a bad job but we settle which is not good. We want to be happy in what we are doing, but we have fear of change, because we just get so use to things and just continue to go with it. We need ...
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By: on October 21, 2016
Be in love, but don't get lost in love! I'm writing to express an important aspect about being in love as a couple dating or in marriage. Love is a many-splendid thing that began with the creation of the universe and the world we've come to know. Love is the most fundamental thing we possess and can share with that one special person in our life. Paul writes in Ephesians 5:25, "Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” Having said that, it's v...
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By: on October 1, 2016
Ask yourself, "Why is he Black?" If you ask an African American child what color his or her skin is, he or she will tell you brown. If you ask a Caucasian child what color my skin is, he or she will tell you brown. If you ask a Hispanic, Asian, Indian, or Arabian child what color my skin is he or she will tell you in their native language that my skin is brown.  Do you agree with general consensus that "white" signifies goodness and purity, and that is one of the reasons why a bride wears...
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By: on April 1, 2016
Our first Member Spotlight is on Jasmine Mix. She is the owner and founder of the non-profit organization Books With Barbers. We are introducing an article segment called Member Spotlight. These articles will introduce CardiacGlue members to individuals who are using their gifts and talents to inject change into their communities and to positively affect everyone he or she encounters. Here is our Member Spotlight conversation with Jasmine Mix.     Jasmine Mix.   Nikki. Only my closest fami...
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By: on October 14, 2015
We are living in a time where there is so much going on in the world. We constantly hear of wars and rumors of wars. We are bombarded with heart-wrenching news on the daily, if not by the hour. This as you know is no exaggeration. I sit from time to time and think how I would be affected by this life if I did not have God on my side. If you haven't figured it out by now, I believe in the True and Living God and I endeavor to share his love with all that I can. I am at a point where I find that...
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By: on September 20, 2015
It seems like every way I turn someone is coming out with awesome news. All I could think in my mind the other night was, it’s happening. I have finally crossed over the threshold where I’m watching everyone else receive theirs. Theirs represents those blessings and gifts that I would one day like to have in my own life. I mean there have been engagement announcements, pregnancy announcements, you name it. I was almost to the point of tears in frustration the other night where I paused and remem...
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By: on January 31, 2015
My name is Melvin Riley, and I am the founder and CEO of CardiacGlue. Here is why I created CardiacGlue. I believe that love, life, and heartbreak are three things that we all have in common. Everyone experiences heartbreak in some way or another, and most people just need a place to express their thoughts. That is why I created CardiacGlue. People are venting on other social media platforms, killing other people, and committing suicide for many reasons and one being that they do not have a pla...
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By: on May 13, 2014
Yesterday, we lost an amazing man, friend, and soldier for God's army. Even though your passing was unexpected, there is no doubt in our mind and hearts as to where you are going. You were very inspirational in the molding and shaping of CardiacGlue, as well as impacting our lives in an unprecedented manner. Because of the way you lived your life and your unwavering love for God, we dedicate this hashtag to you in your memory: #NoExcuses. This will be featured on select clothing coming this yea...
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By: on January 17, 2014
From the time God gave me this vision, I have been plotting and planning to get the people I care about to work with me. Here are the problems with that: I am learning that I should not move unless I hear it from God. God is working all around us and through us to accomplish His will. My intent was to get the people who are good at what they do, so they help in the areas I am lacking. That makes sense right? Well, God wants us to come to Him, and for us to run everything by Him so that we may r...
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By: on November 25, 2013
It was a difficult decision to make: open CardiacGlue to the public, or wait until it was perfect? Of course we want CardiacGlue to be perfect. We want CardiacGlue to be the perfect place for people to come and express themselves. We want people to know that CardiacGlue is the perfect place to share their thoughts, and the perfect place for people to come to ask for help. But it will never be perfect. We realized that CardiacGlue will never be perfect because there is always more work to be d...
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By: on November 13, 2013
CardiacGlue is an online community where you can safely express your thoughts without feeling judged, ridiculed, or talked about. We consider CardiacGlue to be a safe environment for expressing who you are, and here are somethings that you should know. We believe in privacy. On CardiacGlue, you can choose who can view your posts, write in your journal, and view your personal information. You can adjust your privacy settings under the tab. All of our rules for participation are listed within o...
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By: on September 16, 2013
Every heartbreak seems to be a reminder of what I've always felt: my own father didn't want me, so why would any other man? That's a love I've always yearned for....but never truly received....and doubt I ever will. He'll come around and things will be good...but he won't stay. Especially if something else more appealing to him in some way walks by, no matter how great I am....he won't stay. They never do. #heartbreak
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By: on September 16, 2013
How is it possible to crave a touch you've never experienced before?...More importantly, how in the world did I allow myself to get pulled in so deeply? This wasn't supposed to happen...but it did. And now all I want to do is go back to when things were simple...before I showed my hand and revealed how I really felt for so long. I want my friend back. I. Just. Want. My. Friend. Back.
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By: on September 12, 2013
"Beauty is not caused. It is." -- Emily Dickinson--------------------------------------There are many words in every language on the planet that can bring any number of responses, but the word 'beautiful' just happens to be one of my favorites. Now, the problem with this particular word, is that just like love, it has come to be misused and abused over time; simply because when said, those who are mouthing the word are actually using it as a means to get what they want from the person they are t...
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By: on January 8, 2013
It takes more than an idea to make your dreams come true. It takes more than a plan of action to execute your idea to make that dream a success. It takes more than "Speaking it into existence" to make an idea come to fruition. It takes more than hard work, sweat, late nights, tear-drenched pillows, six hours of sleep over a three day span, it takes more than quitting what you love to do what you need to do and what you have to do, and it takes more than having a great supporting cast around you....
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By: on December 13, 2012
Yes I've been with a couple of people but what if you are the person I'm suppose to be with. What if everyone before you were building my stamina? What if even though we can't be together right now, somehow later in life it will be possible? I can't ask you but would you? What if you knew for a fact, and even though the physical evidence lacked; you know I couldn't ask but would you? Wait, let me say that I don't know for sure but hope is on the tip of my fingernail. We have lives and we embr...
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By: on November 2, 2012
Not speaking about a specific role from a mother or father, but the task of raising a child is overwhelming. I have been home with my son for the last month, and I applaud all parents out there who are trying. I show no love for the irresponsible, let-your-baby-cry-all-night, house and baby look like crap parents. I also do not sympathize or empathize with them. This is a hard job. I think back to my mother, who raised three kids with no help, and went to bed crying every night. My mother is ...
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By: on August 18, 2012
Hey Son, It's been one whole year since I first met you. Wow, time has flown by! It feels like only a couple of months but I have truly appreciated the time we get to spend with each other. I know our days aren't promised to us so I try to make the most of it. I apologize for spending the amount of time with you the you believe I should. Daddy has been working very hard on a project called CardiacGlue, which will someday help people (cross your fingers). I want you to know that I am so p...
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By: on July 31, 2012
Ever found yourself in a tug of war match? Yet, you were not on either side tugging. You are the rope. On one side, your partner you are involved with. On the other side, a friend or friends. How does the situation unfold?? Regardless of how convenient it would be, sometimes your partner and your friends do not fancy one another for whatever reason. If things are REALLY BAD, you may not even be able to enjoy the company of both at once.This results in having to feel guilty when you are spending...
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By: on July 2, 2012
It's becoming very hard to avoid the inevitable, falling into the "unwanted category". Wish things would be more defined but clearly that wont happen. Why run when things should & can be fixed?
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