Addiction and Sin: Recovery and Redemption

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

The Power of the Individual – Enemies are Destroyed by a Single Person Who Trusts in God

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

What Does the Bible Say About Depression?

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?

Coming Off Your ‘Happy Pills’ Can Cause Antidepressant Withdrawal – and Could Set You Up for More Depression and More Problems

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

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.

Mother Has Vision of Demons Choking Her Daughter at the Very Moment She Overdosed

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

Is The Pain Really Relieved OR Is It The High?

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 Just Don’t Care

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

FAITH – YES, IT’S A BIG HUGE DEAL!

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!

You MUST ReFill Your ‘Glass’

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’