The Dilemma Of Teenage Smokers

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Thousands of people today, including teenagers, are heavy smokers due to various reasons such as nervousness, pressure, frustration and stress. Smoking has claimed and continue to claim thousands of lives yearly that, it became an urgent issue to the World Health Organization (WHO) to institute a “No Tobacco Day” on May 31, 1987, to discourage and eradicate cigarette smoking.

Despite the warning on cigarette boxes, smokers choose to satisfy their desire unconcerned. Cigarette has been known to contain eighteen different poisons. The two most destructive are tar, a carcinogenic or cancer producing substance and nicotine. Some of these attack the delicate membranes of the windpipes and those that find themselves in the bloodstream interfere with its normal circulation.

It’s now like a fashion to see teenagers between the ages of 10 and 15 holding cigarettes at hideouts, in public places and schools. It’s like a competition. Many teenage students are heavily hooked on cigarettes than adults. When one asks any teenager the reason for smoking, they smile away. Those capable of giving you an answer say “It’s pressure and stress.” Tobacco smoking is said to cause many ailments as emphysema, tuberculosis, night sweats, chest pains, wheezing, and loss of weight, cancer and complications in pregnancy.

Since the campaign against smoking began, WHO has introduced many measures to prevent smoking in buses, airplanes, trains restaurants and other public places, but many see this campaign against smoking as a bother or nuisance. They only realize the mistakes they had done when a disease is diagnosed. Cigarette smoking is not an expensive luxury but a slow silent murderer. Apart from the harm cigarette does to the body, cigarette waste dirties the environment. It is a difficult task getting rid of cigarette stubs littered around.

Recommended steps by health specialists to refrain from smoking

A person that gives up smoking does something worthwhile for his health. But many smokers have a real battle to conquer when it comes to stopping the habit. Staying away from other smokers, as much as possible will reduce the temptation to smoke. Instead of smoking, a heavy smoker should rather become a vigorous campaigner against the use of tobacco in any form. This may change the attitude of friends toward smoking.

Taking plenty of exercise, including deep breathing and long walks in open air several times daily, will clean the lungs and improve one’s sense of well being. Eating regularly, and not attempting to lose weight, will gradually break the tobacco habit. A smoker who wants to quit must avoid highly seasoned foods, alcohol, tea and coffee, according to health magazine I read recently. These can easily influence one to crave to smoking.

Drinking enough water at least ten glasses a day, help to reduce the craving for tobacco. Many may not believe this but try and see, as prayer is one of the effective the answers to many problems.

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To The People In My Life….

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People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that person. When someone is in your life for a REASON, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have come to assist you through difficulty, to  provide you with guidance and support, to aid  you physically, emotionally or spiritually They may seem like a godsend  and they are.

They are there for the reason you need them to be. Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled,  their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on. Some people come into your life for a SEASON, because your turn has come to share, grow or learn. They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it, it is real. But only for a season!

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons, things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person and put what you  have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant!  Thank you for being a part of My Life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime !

Raising The Dead

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On October 20, 2006, a middle-aged auto mechanic, Jeff Markin, walked into the emergency room at the Palm Beach Gardens Hospital and collapsed from a massive heart attack. Forty minutes later he was declared dead. After filling out his final report, the supervising cardiologist, Dr. Chauncey Crandall, started out of the room. “Before I crossed its threshold, however, I sensed God was telling me to turn around and pray for the patient,” Crandall explained.

With that prayer and Dr. Crandall’s instruction to give the man what seemed one more useless shock from the defibrillator, Jeff Markin came back to life–and remains alive and well today. But how did a Yale-educated cardiologist whose Palm Beach practice includes some of the most powerful people in American society, including several billionaires, come to believe in supernatural healing?
The answers to these questions compose a story and a spiritual journey that transformed Chauncey Crandall.

The Author

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Chauncey Crandall IV, M.D. is an eleventh generation American, born and raised in Virginia just outside Washington D.C.. His background includes seven generations of ministers, some of which helped birth religious freedom in the New World.

Dr. Crandall runs after all that God has to offer and is not afraid to walk firmly in his faith. He walks in bold humility and his faith in God has led him to see countless miracles. He lectures and ministers on a national and international level. He is committed to his Savior, the power of the Holy Spirit, and his family.

http://www.amazon.com/Chauncey-W.-Crandall/e/B003T9DGMI

Pray Without Ceasing

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We often read ‘Pray without ceasing,’ but how serious do we consider this statement? Imagine if a car, after running thousands of kilometers, needs servicing, lubrication and changing of engine oil etc; to run efficiently, what is the spiritual strength of a human being, who eats and sleeps daily without prayers, to boost his spiritual life against temptation, sins of the flesh and bad spiritual forces?

Scholars, atheists, scientists and non-believers continue to tamper with the doctrines of the gospel, twisting and changing facts, just to put people astray and ruin the society as witnessing today. But don’t be surprised because the prophesy in the Bible over such events must be fulfilled. Everyone is after money, fame and material things, because the mind is polluted to believe that money is the only thing that can give mankind satisfaction.

Money is good, but can’t buy one peace and happiness. In fact, the love for money has generated crime and brought immoralities on the internet and television, through bad advertisements. What shall it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul? The scripture says ‘Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.’- Luke 21:33. Then again: ‘Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.’- Matthew 6: 33.

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Like the changing of clothes daily, prayer should be part of our lives. How inefficient a farmer could be without farm equipment? If prayer isn’t necessary to keep us strong in times of sadness or temptation, Jesus wouldn’t have said to the tempter “It is written: Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.” Matthew 4:4.

Jesus said “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. If everything fail try Jah’s love and see the result. Don’t turn to God only when you have difficulties or want something. Let that faith you have in Him inspire you to read the Bible and pray without ceasing. You will definitely see your progress, prosperity and success pouring like a ripe fruit falling and spreading under the tree.

Breast Cancer: Heart Of Endurance, A survivor’s Story.

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One day while watching the television, she felt a hard lump in one of her breasts. She doesn’t know what is but the thought of cancer wasn’t in her mind. She told her husband and he advised her to see the doctor. “This is nothing to see the doctor,”  she said.

She therefore kept the lump embedded in her breast for about two months, before she decides to see the doctor. At the hospital, she was diagnosed of cancer. She was calm when she heard the news. The doctor was quite amaze over her calmness and he tries to find out.

“Reactions of people after being diagnosed with cancer is sometimes disturbing, but why you took it so calm?” Asked the doctor. “Because I have God, I will fight my way through.” She replied, but later she discovered that fighting cancer is easier said than done.

Cancer has taken many to their early grave and continues to make people and family miserably. Today there dramatic improvements in cancer research, treatment and early detection, saving the lives of millions of women.

Heart of Endurance is an incredible story of a survivor, that can inspire many to have faith in God and remain strong to overcome breast cancer.

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http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Endurance-Joel-Savage/dp/1621371948