I think this was on a list of over used and annoying popular phrases - anyway.
Google "Cotton Ball Diet" - we are in trouble folks.
The mental and emotional weakness that doing this signals is breathtaking. The desperation that would make someone choose eating cotton balls soaked in juice over life is hard to wrap my brain around.
What is more alarming is that there was a time in my life when I would have done this. I am old enough now to be able to look back and see God's hand protecting me from myself in more than one circumstance.
We need to be in open communication with the youth in our families. Talk to them about these issues. Help them make choices based on reality rather than on false promises.
I just took the Sunday School kids to the nursing home last Sunday. As we walked around from room to room and sang "Jesus Loves Me" we were in a hall where almost every patient had a tracheotomy. There was one room where a woman had had some fingers and one of her legs amputated.
We talked in the hallway about diabetes and smoking.
There are examples all around us of people who are reaping what they sowed. Let's try not to be one of them.
I just said I wasn't going to post anymore today in my last post which was my second one for the day. I have no excuse. Be careful out there today.