October 12, 2011

About Suicide


Experts caution that suicide and suicidal ideations are far more complicated than outside stressors or a single event. More than 90 percent of people who die from suicide suffer from mental illness and/or substance abuse. This is no different for young people.

"For youth between the ages of 10 and 24, suicide is the third leading cause of death," according to the Centers for Disease Control. Further, more young people survive suicide attempts than actually die. "Each year, approximately 149,000 youth between the ages of 10 and 24 receive medical care for self-inflicted injuries at Emergency Departments across the U.S."

"Suicide is a serious public health problem that can have lasting harmful effects on individuals, families, and communities," the CDC advises.

Warning signs of suicide:

Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain

Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose

Talking about being a burden to others

Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs

Acting anxious, agitated or reckless

Sleeping too little or too much

Withdrawing or feeling isolated

Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge

Displaying extreme mood swings

Looking for a way to kill oneself

The more of these signs a person shows, the greater the risk. Warning signs are associated with suicide but may not be what causes a suicide.

If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide:

Do not leave the person alone.

Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt.

Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

FALL IS... (finish the sentence)


‎...a welcome season for rest and coolness of the earth.

Leave yours in the Comments

October 10, 2011

REVIEW: "The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook" by Jeff Kinley


"The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook"
by Jeff Kinley
'slaying the dead within'

Yep, love the title! I pictured a Christian living in the time of zombies and battling his Christianity while trying to balance killing, with surviving...

So I received the book for review and here's the intro:

“Ben Forman was just an ordinary guy, a young professional starting his first job and falling in love with his girlfriend. Living on the outskirts of a southern city, he didn’t think the zombie activity so common in metropolitan areas would hit so close to home. But it was becoming clear that the mysterious infection reanimating the dead would soon be a worldwide epidemic.”
“Warning: Some scenes and descriptions in this book are not suitable for younger audiences.”
.....No joke here, don't let your 11 yr old child get a hold of it, they'll be sleeping with you in your own bed until they're 40. If you are the squeamish type, don't read it... or just read the Chapters (non-fiction), not the Episodes (the fictional story of Ben).

In the "Episodes", it follows the life of Ben, a 24 yr old in NC, and his life dealing with zombies and it includes the theories of how they came to be (some of them wildly fascinating!).
In the "Chapters", it gives you the Christian in-depth look at sin from the beginning in the Garden, and how it affects us even today, the pull of our bodies & minds not being sinless... how it affects our lives, others around us and what we can do about it. Deeply moving.
Fiction, and non-fiction. To me, it's genius.
It's a great pull toward teens to get them reading Christian books if they aren't.
It's a well thought-out book, and deeply addictive, in my opinion.

And before we go any further, NO, I do not believe in zombies (or the Loch Ness Monster, or Bigfoot, etc) and never will... until one sneaks up behind me and kills me.

In each one of us is a zombie; the deepest part of us. Sin. Satan can get to it, he teases it up from us. I believe that is what Mr. Kinley is trying to get us to understand.
We see some of it every day. It may show-out heavily in some people, very obvious to those around them, every day, all day long.
In others, it may just peep it's head out during times of major stress, or temptation.

I don't want to tell you much of this book at all, because I want YOU to read it and get out of it what you can without my influence.
He did touch several spots in me that I had been wondering about. Isn't is wonderful when that happens? You have a certain problem and here comes a book or a preacher who just happens to talk about it? It's Divine, I'm telling you...

I will include what else is written on the jacket:

"It delivers a fresh approach to sin, grace, and salvation, exposing the raging beast within us all, and how to overcome life as a zombie."

"Jeff Kinley has found a way to communicate God's grace to a new audience. The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook is culturally relevant, deeply perceptive and really inspires us to discover the truth for ourselves."
- Sean T. Page author of War Against the Walking Dead and The Official Zombie Handbook

Sooooo.... Pick up a copy and devour it : )

243 story pages
Discussion Guide (can be a great benefit to a book club meeting)
'Jeff Kinely, pastor, speaker (MainThingMinistries.com), author, podcast host, & missionary to his midtown neighborhood's "Next Generation Tribe" (VintageNxt.com), Jeff finds every way possible to communicate Christ's grace.'

I receive free books from www.BookSneeze.com in exchange for an honest review.

Without Christ, we are the walking dead:


October 07, 2011

My fav Crockpot/Slow Cooker "people" : )


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