A Time for Faith, Some Serious ‘Stuff’ and Laughter. Don’t Miss This!

Francis shares the tragedy of his family upbringing. Many of his family members died or were murdered. That is when Francis begins searching for God around the age of 15. Life changed when He started praying and God was answering his prayers. I have been ‘hooked’ on this Godly man’s teachings, so I thought I’d share.  His life and teachings are so Biblical and bring … Continue reading A Time for Faith, Some Serious ‘Stuff’ and Laughter. Don’t Miss This!

Jesus Christ, King of Kings & Lord of Lords VS a Pagan Christmas

Is Jesus Christ for or against His followers’ celebrating Christmas? If you think that is a strange question, what He taught may surprise you! by Erik Jones and can be found here for proper credit One of the most prominent days on the Christian calendar is Dec. 25—Christmas. At this season of the year, mainstream Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. … Continue reading Jesus Christ, King of Kings & Lord of Lords VS a Pagan Christmas

Marijuana IS Addictive & Can Negatively Affect Teens’ Brains

Whether you’re a teen or an adult, Marijuana changes how the brain works. It attaches to parts of your brain, and for most people, it tells your brain and body to feel calm and relaxed. What can marijuana do initially and over time? Feel less coordinated and react more slowly Altered sense of time Anxiety, fear, distrust or panic (with high levels of THC) Increased … Continue reading Marijuana IS Addictive & Can Negatively Affect Teens’ Brains

I Know What Your Tomorrow Looks Like; I’ve Been There.

It goes beyond sadness when I meet or learn of someone who is in an addiction. It’s far worse when another one needlessly died of an overdose.  I immediately jump into grief.  I sorrow for the misunderstood life that once was or the living, breathing life, that will soon be cut off before his or her time… the family and loved ones who will probably … Continue reading I Know What Your Tomorrow Looks Like; I’ve Been There.

Do You Feel Invisible?

Do you ever feel as though no one is hearing you… that no one can see you?  100% of those in addiction feel this way.  They feel like they just don’t matter to anyone. They view the world as filled with people who hate them and who don’t see that as having any value. So, they turn to drugs and/or alcohol. The high gives them … Continue reading Do You Feel Invisible?

There IS Hope for a Final End to Addiction

Today, on National Addiction News, I would like to spread hope.  It’s the hope found in Jesus Christ for a final end to addiction.  Being accountable to God is the only answer. Accountability is found in His plan of Salvation.  How you can be saved is found HERE.  With all of my heart, I invite you to read how to get saved at this link.  … Continue reading There IS Hope for a Final End to Addiction

Fear, Anxiety, Depression and the Link to Addiction

As true believers in Christ, we know that the Bible speaks volumes regarding fear, anxiety and depression.  What God says is that they are all demonic spirits that cause oppression if we submit to them. . For me, I no longer have any of these because I have learned to walk my faith and walk by faith.  When we trust Him, all of these spirits … Continue reading Fear, Anxiety, Depression and the Link to Addiction

HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS VIEW ADDICTION? Do They?

The word addiction has two basic meanings. The first definition, and the one most of us are familiar with is “to cause to become physiologically or psychologically dependent on a habit-forming substance.” Those who are addicted or “given to much wine” (Titus 1:7; 2:3), “drunkards” (1 Timothy 3:3) or “heavy drinkers” (1 Timothy 3:8) are disqualified from teaching or holding a position of authority in the church. It’s … Continue reading HOW SHOULD CHRISTIANS VIEW ADDICTION? Do They?

Opiates & Benzos

Opiates are the MOST abused drug in the US today. In some people, addiction will begin in just 3 days or less. Most will be addicted within 4-6 weeks. After that, they will need detox to get them out of their addiction. The 6 week point is the point where doctors will escalate the addiction by increasing dosages and adding other opiates or other drugs … Continue reading Opiates & Benzos

National Alliance for Rx Drug Addiction Survivors (NARDAS)

NARDAS is an alliance that we have recently formed that will: Bring Awareness to the dangers Rx Drug Addiction Educate patients on physician induced addiction (Iatrogenic Addiction) which is the #1 cause of preventable accidental death in the US right now Advocate for those affected Provide support to it’s victims and their families Educate doctors about prescription drug addiction and detox Offer alternative methods of … Continue reading National Alliance for Rx Drug Addiction Survivors (NARDAS)

Why We Rejoice When a Girl with Autism Sings ‘Hallelujah’

Kaylee Rodgers is autistic. When she began school, she wouldn’t talk or read in class. Now a video of her singing the lead in Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” has gone viral. It’s impossible to hear her sing about Jesus’ birth and not be moved by her gifts and God’s grace. Another video making headlines is the reunion of Matt and Bo Farrell. Matt plays point guard … Continue reading Why We Rejoice When a Girl with Autism Sings ‘Hallelujah’