July 31st Daily Prophetic Word of God
Christian actor Kelsey Grammer recently shared how he overcame his alcohol addiction with God’s help.
The actor has had a very tragic life in many ways. When he was only 13, his father was killed when someone invaded their family home. Later, his younger sister was raped and murdered. Still another tragedy occurred when Grammer’s two half brothers were killed in a scuba diving accident.
Grammer shared that, without God, he turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with the pain of these tragic events.
“It’s a pain that you can always stumble into again—it’s with you 24/7, especially in the case of tragic death, and there have been a few of those. It’s just part of life,” Grammer said, according to CBN News. “Maybe I learned a little earlier than most, but it’s just the way it goes.”
Grammer’s drug and alcohol addiction became so bad that he was caught drunk driving and spent time in prison.
The consequences of his actions made him come to grips with what was happening in his life.
He ended up giving his life to Christ, and through Jesus’ power, turned his life around.
“As a Christian, we always fail because we can’t become Christ,” the now 62-year-old said. “But I can try to at least emulate the best qualities, even if I may fall short.”
Scientists have reportedly carried out the first project of embryo editing in the U.S., according to a report from the MIT Technology Review.
Although scientists in China have reportedly already conducted such experiments, this is the first time embryo editing has been carried out in the U.S.
The process involved a controversial gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. The project was undertaken by scientists at Oregon Health and Science University, and led by scientist Shoukhrat Mitalipov.
Scientists believe this new technology has the potential to revolutionize the world. It would supposedly make it possible to eradicate many genetic diseases by altering the gene code in embryos who would no longer pass these diseased genes onto their children.
Embryo editing may lead to what has been termed “designer babies.” Although the technology could lead to diseases not being passed on to future generations, many religious organizations, civil society groups, and biotech companies have expressed concerns that tampering with the genetic code can have far-reaching consequences.
The U.S. intelligence community has even called the CRISPR technology a potential “weapon of mass destruction.”
The U.S. government also has laws in place against allowing an edited IVF embryo to develop into a human child.
“Genome editing to enhance traits or abilities beyond ordinary health raises concerns about whether the benefits can outweigh the risks, and about fairness if available only to some people,” said Alta Charo, co-chair of the National Academy of Sciences’ study committee and professor of law and bioethics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Delaney Farrell was a young and beautiful 23-year-old woman with her whole life ahead of her. She loved to laugh and make other people laugh. Tragically her life ended July 1 because she also was addicted to heroin. She is survived by both of her parents, Brian and Bridget Farrell, her older sister, and younger brother.
“She knew what her monster was,” Brian said in a Facebook video about his daughter. “She knew she was battling it.”
Bridget included the poem in her daughter’s obituary as a powerful voice of awareness:
“Funny, I don’t remember no good dope days. I remember walking for miles in a dope fiend haze. I remember sleeping in houses that had no electric. I remember being called a junkie, but I couldn’t accept it. I remember hanging out in abandos that were empty and dark. I remember shooting up in the bathroom and falling out at the park. I remember nodding out in front of my sisters kid. I remember not remembering half of the things that I did. I remember the dope man’s time frame, just ten more minutes. I remember those days being so sick that I just wanted to end it. I remember the birthdays and holiday celebrations. All the things I missed during my incarceration. I remember overdosing on my bedroom floor. I remember my sisters cry and my dad having to break down the door. I remember the look on his face when I opened my eyes, thinking today was the day that his baby had died. I remember blaming myself when my mom decided to leave. I remember the guilt I felt in my chest making it hard to breathe. I remember caring so much but not knowing how to show it. and I know to this day that she probably don’t even know it. I remember feeling like I lost all hope. I remember giving up my body for the next bag of dope. I remember only causing pain, destruction and harm. I remember the track marks the needles left on my arm. I remember watching the slow break up of my home. I remember thinking my family would be better off if I just left them alone. I remember looking in the mirror at my sickly completion. I remember not recognizing myself in my own Damn reflection. I remember constantly obsessing over my next score but what I remember most is getting down on my knees and asking God to save me cuz I don’t want to do this no more !!! “
Share Delaney’s story today, and help to spread awareness about the rapidly growing epidemic.