Handling Life

childrenI will get back to blogging about cellular memory next week. Today my heart is broken on so many levels. As a mother, as the wife of a teacher and mother of a future teacher, future mother-in-law of a behavioral therapist, as a citizen of this country, as a child of God and as a human being. The horrendous massacre in the elementary school in Newtown is still in the realm of the unbelievable. As horrible as this type of thing is in a high school, it is multiplied when perpetrated on innocent young children.

I know this will cause another volley of gun control articles and speeches. Honestly, I feel the focus is misdirected. The perpetrators of some of the most notorious school shootings in the world were on antidepressants but I don’t see that fact highlighted because those drugs are among the most prescribed and the biggest money-makers. Currently, 1.5 million children are on antidepressant medications!

Certain parent’s rights groups have been calling for exploration into the link between these drugs, their well-known side-effects that cause violent, aggressive behavior and school shootings. And I fully support that. In fact, since 1988 when Prozac hit the market, these violent shootings, in schools and other places, have increased greatly. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

I had a lady who was dealing with some serious family issues ask me if I thought she should take the anti-depressants her doctor prescribed when she shared what was happening in her life. My answer to her was – will it change the situation? I believe the prior posts about cellular memory provide a safer, more effective way to deal with emotional problems.

Getting back, briefly to gun control, my belief is there is a HUGE difference between second amendment rights, defending yourself and your family and senseless violence. I saw this article on Natural News this morning sharing the words of probably the most well-known peace activist in history.

I believe we need to get back to basics – teaching and modeling real faith, especially for our children; sharing that even though life isn’t always easy, God put each of us here right now for a purpose; that love is the most powerful force on the earth simply because He IS Love. If we seek Him and ask in faith, He will show us a better way. Scripture tells us these are perilous times. But He is still on the throne.

When did we forget how to deal with life?

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5 Responses to Handling Life

  1. Ann,

    We continue to take God out of our schools and out of our country, but then we are quick to blame Him when something goes wrong and as you have seen, there are a lot of people flooding to the church. I pray this event does lead people to cry out to Jesus — not to blame, but to connect with Him in a deeply personal way! The root cause of this tragedy is Godlessness.

    I don’t own a gun, so I’m not some huge gun advocate, but tougher gun control is not going to do anything except place further restrictions on law-abiding citizens. Criminals don’t care about the law! If they want to kill someone, they will lie, cheat and steal to get the weapons they want. We need less laws and more GOD!!!!

    Have a Victorious Day!
    Marianne

  2. Ann, I appreciate you talking on this subject. I have purposely kept the news off the TV (not that we watch it much anyways!) so my 7 yr old has no idea what happened. Thank you for your take on the prescription meds and the link there. I have been most concerned about the suggestion of Autism being linked to this when they aren’t even sure what this guy was diagnosed with. The media is so quick to have roundtable discussions on a subject they aren’t even sure is part of this equation.

    I just started “The Search for Significance” last night and the first 20 pages nailed it – when we take God out of the equation, we try to find fulfillment and happiness on our own terms. It’s short lived to do it our way and we end up empty, hopeless and desperate.

    Again, thanks for this post.

    • amusico says:

      So very true, Michael. In fact, I’m pretty sure all the negative changes we are seeing in all areas can be traced directly back to removing God from school and all of life. This was such an evil act. The pharmaceutical drugs may have played a part – but the evil points to our desperate need for God.

      On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 5:20 AM, 3-D Vitality

  3. Michael Good says:

    Ann,
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this. The stats you shared on anti-depressants and then the link between them and violence are very interesting. I never heard that connection before. I would agree they should be at least part of the conversation with these shootings.

    Couldn’t agree more that we need to get back to the basics.

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