To rehab or not!

Hi all!!

A very special friend of mine (I can’t say the name) is on their way to rehab today for a long stay at getting sober.  I can’t tell you how happy I am.  This person was highly addicted to narcotics (the stronger the better) and it ruined their family, almost to the point of no return.  This step, agreeing to go to rehab was a very hard decision for them.  I only wish this person the BEST LIFE HAS TO OFFER, and when you return you will have a loving supporting family to return to, and they will have saved your life, so be well, get well and get home and START LIFE!!! 🙂 🙂
The reason I’m posting this is I know all too well about being addicted.  I’ve been addicted to everything you can imagine, and if you’ve read my book you will know.  At one point I was taking 60 vicodin a day.  In 2008 I’m very happy to say I became clean in the SAME rehab facility my friend went to.
I can’t express enough that if you have an addiction, no MATTER WHAT IT IS, GET HELP.  Your family will be more supportive and loving if you “COME CLEAN” and tell them the truth.  People think they can keep using, or the next time they buy they will get it under a more controlled routine so they can start getting off whatever it is.  They think cutting back and slowly going off it will work.  IT DOES’NT!!!

I had been addicted to “SOMETHING” since I was 12yrs. old, I’m sure a lot of you my age know what “BLACK BEAUTIES” and “YELLOW JACKETS” are 🙂  Back then that was the drug of choice and it was REAL SPEED!  But then I graduated to other uppers then downers to counteract the uppers.  So I’m posting this in the hopes that if someone reads this it might NUDGE them or make them see themselves and go get HELP.
If you do you can always come to me for support.

I speak once a month at this rehab hospital on my book’s story (which involves my addiction throughout my life and how it contributed to me ending up in a POW camp in Iran right after 9/11).  And so many people come to me after the talk and are crying saying I changed their life and you have NO IDEA HOW GREAT THAT MAKES ME FEEL!!! The sales of my books in the gift shop doesn’t excite me, although the profits go to this rehab place.  What excites me is that maybe my story actually motivated someone who wasn’t 100% into getting clean to reach that level where they became that dedicated.  Speaking at that hospital (I don’t get paid I’m a volunteer) is one of the most cathartic times that I have when dealing with what happened to me in Iran.

Sorry so long, but in a synopsis GET HELP, GET CLEAN love yourself and love your family.   It couldn’t get any worse than it is for you right now at this moment if you decide to try this. The only way up is directly to rehab .
GOD BLESS! Lori

****PLEASE SHARE YOUR STORIES (IF YOUR COMFORTABLE DOING IT) WITH OUR READERS.  I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR HOW YOU HAVE DEALT WITH GETTING AND STAYING CLEAN.  DO YOU CONSTANTLY HAVE URGES OR HAS IT SUBSIDED, HOW LONG DID IT TAKE FOR THAT TO HAPPEN?  I WOULD APPRECIATE THOSE THAT ARE WILLING TO SHARE THEIR STORY AND IT MIGHT EVEN HELP ANOTHER MAKE A DECISION THAT WOULD ONLY IMPROVE THEIR LIFE!!!

 

My book “Lori’s Song” is available on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1432738291/?tag=viewbookat0e-20  

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EASTER & MUSLIMS

 

What is EASTER & do Muslims celebrate it?

The word ‘Easter’ is not biblical, but Jesus being resurrected from the dead three days after His crucifixion is. That is what Christians have celebrated from the first century. That is why Sunday became a day of worship for the new Church – Sunday being the day Jesus arose from the tomb. However, once a year the Church really makes a big thing of this event, upon which the existence of the Church depends. After all, if Jesus died but was never resurrected, He would just have been one more good man, a prophet, who was put to death. The Christian Church blossomed only after some 500 people witnessed Jesus alive after His death, and saw Him ascend bodily up into the sky till a cloud his Him from their sight. At that point, angels appeared to them saying that Jesus would return in the manner He departed, and that the Christians were to get busy proclaiming the good news about Christ to the world.

Why is Jesus’ resurrection good news to the world? The apostle Paul explained in his opening verses of his letter to Roman Christians; he spoke of the good news (gospel) promised by God “beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his human nature was a descendant of David and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead; Jesus Christ our Lord.”

As Muslims are offended at the very idea of there being a Son of God, they refuse to believe Jesus was the Son of God. As the resurrection of Christ is proof of His being the Son of God, they reject the resurrection. They do this by teaching that Jesus never died. They say it wasn’t Him who died on the cross; that God took Jesus to heaven without Jesus having to die. The rationale behind this is that if Jesus never died, He could never have been resurrected.

Easter is therefore something Muslims actually hate. They don’t mind Christmas because they believe Jesus the man was born to the virgin Mary, but they would never celebrate Easter. All that stuff about colouring eggs and rolling them down hills has got nothing to do with the biblical account, however. It’s all about the sinless Christ triumphing over sin, death and the grave by rising from the grave. Death could not hold Him, because He is the Son of God!

WAIT IT GETS BETTER ……

School fliers announcing church Easter egg hunt have Muslims up in arms

A Muslim parent is upset over fliers his two elementary school-aged children received advertising an Easter egg hunt in Michigan.

The papers were passed out to students at three Dearborn, Mich., elementary schools, according to the Detroit Free Press. Headlined, “Eggstravaganza!” the fliers announced an April 12 egg hunt, relay race and egg toss at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church.

“It really bothered my two kids,” parent Majed Moughni said of his children, aged 7 and 9. “My son was like, ‘Dad, I really don’t feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed to mix with schools.’ ”

A 9-year-old understands the concept of church-state separation?

Moughni said he doesn’t agree with “using school teachers paid by public funds … to pass out these flyers that are being distributed by a church.”

“I think that’s a serious violation of separation of church and state,” he told the Free Press.

The pastor at Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church didn’t understand what the hubbub was all about. The egg hunt isn’t a religious event, she said, and the flier – decorated with images of eggs and a bunny — was approved by the school district.

“There is not a religious component to this event,” Pastor Neeta Nichols told the newspaper. “Part of our ministry in Dearborn is to invite the community to let them know we’re here. We’re offering various kinds of programming, fun opportunities, so what we can be engaged with the community.”

Others aren’t so sure.

“It would be one thing if this were an Easter egg hunt in an otherwise secular setting,” said Greg Lipper, senior litigation counsel at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. “But this invitation was for an Easter egg hunt at a Christian church — and so the event has much clearer religious connotations. Context matters.”

How’s this for context? Ten Muslim students at a Maryland public school last year demanded — and received — time off from studies so they could perform their traditional prayers on school property, according to The Washington Post.

Closer to home, in April 2013, the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations lodged a complaint against the Dearborn School District, saying it didn’t accommodate Muslim students wishing to participate in prayer on school grounds.

The district caved, according to Arab-American News.

Muslims have even demanded — and received — rooms set aside for prayer in Catholic schools, Fox News reported.

If the separation of church and state has any validity, it has to apply to everyone. No one, no matter what his or her religion, can have it both ways.

 

And wait, yet another pathetic story of how Muslims are using their chosen barbaric ways to make a point regarding their religion and the fanaticism that they bring to it!!!

For Discussing Christian Customs; Young Christian Boy Lost His Life.

While talking about Easter holidays and fasting in Christian custom 22 years old Christian Sunny Hyder was shoot down by an extremist security guard. –

 Sunny Hyder was working as a sweeper in Bank Islami in Lahore. While talking about Easter holidays and fasting in Christian custom the security guard, Umar Farooq open fire at his head and shouted that Sunny attempted suicide. Noulakha Police station took notice of the incident, the security guard was arrested and Sunny’s corpse was recovered for further investigation.

This incident is based on religious debate and intolerance. According to Hyder Masih, father of the executed victim there was a dispute between his son and security guard, Umar Farooq from Khushab. Few days ago Sunny shared his problem with his father but his father didn’t took it seriously.

Sunny Hyder’s body was found on sofa in under construction building and the door was locked from inside. According to police it was a suicide. But the facts and evidences of struggle forced to file FIR against Umar Farooq, FIR no. is 255/14. Victim’s parents seek justices for their late son, who was executed on the name of religion. –

***In a synopsis from my point of view and hopefully not offensive to anyone.

In our society today it seems as though we have lost sight of our own traditions, culture and values.  We are so overwhelmed with not wanting to offend any group or person that we end up offending our own and cheat our children out of any CONSISTENT belief system.

The minority has the voice now in America and it’s all a matter of personal opinion on who exactly the minority is.  The sad thing that is taking place is that we are allowing so many trivial people who scream injustice at how we treat their culture that we end up  robbing our own children of theirs.  This country was not founded on Muslim or Islamic religion therefor it shouldn’t be or have to be a “GIVEN” that we accept it.  After all Muslims do NOT ACCEPT our religions in their country, they even execute people for practicing it or even discussing it in some instance: like we read above.

Lets take back our right to instill values and religion into our children which were started generations ago.  If Muslims or any other religion want to infiltrate and change our educational system or religious system then let them do it in their own schools and churches or mosques. Let them spend their own dollars in building these facilities and let us keep our money to put into our children and educating them about CHRIST!   Don’t force us to put your shit into our schools and into our childrens brains that it’s ok to kill, and take away timeless traditions (easter egg hunts) just for sating your bithching.   I think we’ve tolerated enough and it’s time to say ENOUGH is ENOUGH!  I’d like your feedback on this please.