Many complain that our culture is too beholden to biological psychiatry and genetic reductionism. Much of the discussion on addiction forms part of this cultural background. Thus we inherit, or even construct, different ways of thinking about ourselves, about health and disease, about weal and woe. But not every popular assumption is sober truth. The concern of many Christians, myself included, is the tendency to … Continue reading Addiction and Sin: Recovery and Redemption
He was crucified and died on the cross at Calvary, so He no longer is on the cross. He was buried in a tomb, but death couldn’t hold Him. He arose on the 3rd day to bring each of us, eternal life with Him, when we invite Him in. Pray this prayer of Repentance & Salvation, and ask Christ Jesus to come into your life … Continue reading HE’s ALIVE!!!!!!! Happy Resurrection Day!
By Hal Lindsey The study of Bible prophecy does not make you clairvoyant or a soothsayer. Don’t ask me for stock tips. But I have to admit to one rather astounding truth. I have a supernatural source for understanding the future. So do you. It’s called the Bible. The Bible does not say if a new pestilence (or plague) will break out in the year … Continue reading 2022: A Prophetic Preview
The Prayer of a Righteous Man Can Defeat Nations The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops. (James 5:16-18) More … Continue reading The Power of the Individual – Enemies are Destroyed by a Single Person Who Trusts in God
It’s time to return to God… the God of all creation… whose Son, Jesus the Messiah, died for you and your sins. Remember that He died for our sins, not so that we can continue to sin, but that we can overcome sin by His Blood. He made a way for us to receive Him, and who He Is, so that when we sin, we … Continue reading Amidst the Mayhem, Please Take a Breath and Watch This
There are two #1 spots held on my daily priority list. Each day that God blesses me with, are all for Him and His glory. So, here is what my daily priority list looks like (at least the #1 spot) Priority One: I will NEVER stop helping people who are addicted and who need recovery. This was because of how He took me from death … Continue reading I Will NEVER Stop! It’s Our ONLY HOPE!
We are promised hope and a Savior. Confusion and frustration can grow out of the chorus of voices in the public square from people who claim to understand depression. Neuroscience and psychology offer many theories. Unfortunately, not all of them are based on facts and others are void of faith. Depression is not simply a medical problem or a mental problem, depression often is a … Continue reading What Does the Bible Say About Depression?
A word to the wise: Don’t start what Jesus Christ came here to destroy. Depression is one of those things. ~NationalAddictionNews.com Can going off your medication cause antidepressant withdrawal symptoms (antidepressant discontinuation syndrome)? About 10% of women ages 18 and over take antidepressants. As many of us know, these medications can be a godsend when depression has robbed life of its joy and made it … Continue reading Coming Off Your ‘Happy Pills’ Can Cause Antidepressant Withdrawal – and Could Set You Up for More Depression and More Problems
Dear readers, I felt very moved to put this article here for you to read. It is life changing in your spiritual walk with Jesus. Happy New Year to all and to all may you be blessed with Jesus Christ and His love and Salvation. Bible verses about fearing God We have lost the fear of God in the church. Pastors are sending the most … Continue reading Fear of the Lord
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
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.
Helpless. Alone. Those are two feelings both Brooke and her mother shared during the height of Brooke’s heroin addiction. Brooke, a straight-A student born in a wealthy churchgoing family, hated herself for losing control of her life. Her mother, a prominent psychologist of 30-some years, blamed herself. Neither one saw this coming. Brooke grew up singing in church with her mother. She remembers accepting Jesus Christ … Continue reading Mother Has Vision of Demons Choking Her Daughter at the Very Moment She Overdosed
I can remember the first time I was given an opioid. I was in a great deal of pain from a motor vehicle accident when someone crashed into the rear of my car and pushed me into the car in front of me. It was a rainy day and the roads were slippery. I was on a downward sloped hill when it happened. I never … Continue reading Is The Pain Really Relieved OR Is It The High?
I don’t care if you like me, love me, or hate me. I care that you see Jesus in me and that you run to Him and love Him. I don’t care if you follow me or not follow me on WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Linked-In, or any other social media site. I care that you see Jesus Christ, and His Power and Love, through … Continue reading I Just Don’t Care
The Bible says, in Hebrews 11:6, “without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He Is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.“. So, if you are like all too many believers in these last days, who wonder if they’re truly saved or not, this is one of the test scriptures to help you know. If you don’t … Continue reading FAITH – YES, IT’S A BIG HUGE DEAL!
Once your addiction is over, it leaves behind a large vacancy in your soul that must be filled. Will you choose to fill that space with fear, anxiety, anger, weakness, or something else that will perpetuate darkness? At VRM, people bring us ……. CLICK HERE, to my other blog, for the rest of this article. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed … Continue reading You MUST ReFill Your ‘Glass’