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Alcohol and Anguish

Me dear friend Steve Hafler (a friend from BJU and a teammate on my mission trip to Uganda) recently wrote a blog post on the grievous effects of alcohol. In a heartbreaking turn of events, he wrote about alcohol again this morning—this time following an accident in which his sister-in-law, brother-in-law, and young nephews were hit head-on by a drunk driver. (Steve’s sister-in-law Tara has since died.)

Please pray for this grieving family. Pray for God’s glory amid such sorrow. And please be honest with yourself about the life-taking, soul-crushing effects of alcohol.

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3 Responses

  1. I agree that alcohol brings anguish.
    It has well been said,

    “Drink has drained more blood; hung more crepe; sold more homes; armed more villains; slain more children; snapped more wedding rings; dethroned more reason; wrecked more manhood; dishonored more womanhood; broken more hearts; blasted more lives; driven more to suicide; and dug more graves – than any other poisoned scourge that ever swept its death-dealing waves across the world.”
    -Evangeline Booth

    I’ll be praying for the Hafler family.
    David R. Brumbelow

  2. Thanks for posting this. I don’t think we can warn too strongly about the dangers associated with alcoholic drinks. May the Lord help this family.

  3. […] read about this tragedy when the story first broke.  I saw the follow-up post this morning, Ambivalence about Alcohol.  I […]

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