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The Big Orange Garbage Bowl

My wife, for as long as I can remember, has wanted really nice pots and pans.  When we bought our new home, she finally got them.  These babies are nice!  She got the Rachael Ray’s with the bright orange handles.  One thing … Continue reading

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Guest Blog- Being A Mom

First of all Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! I have to tell you it is by far one of the greatest blessings I have received. If you are a mom I am sure you will agree. I can … Continue reading

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Gas v. Charcoal

We are now into the grilling season and I for one am excited.  I absolutely love grilling out, being with family and friends, enjoying the beautiful God-given day, and of course…the smells.  There is a unique smell to grilling.  This … Continue reading

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No more insanity!

So much of my life, before coming to the Lord, was surrounded by insanity that I could not imagine a life complete with sanity.  Insanity has been defined as “doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different … Continue reading

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No Man Left Behind

I absolutely love the movie Black Hawk Down and the passion of them not leaving their friends behind.  It is the United States Army Ranger oath: “I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the … Continue reading

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Hope

So many of us come into recovery without a glimpse of hope.  We may have been beaten down emotionally, physically, mentally, and spiritually.  We had probably been told lies so long that they became a reality.  Anyone ever hear:  He’s … Continue reading

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When does our outreach end?

I had lunch with my dear friend Kyle http://www.kylesrandom.com/ yesterday.  He asked me about a gentlemen he had me do a follow-up call with.  It got me thinking that I had called but had failed to re-call for additional follow-up.  I called that … Continue reading

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Powerlessness

Who cares to admit complete defeat?  If we are honest, not many of us like to do so.  Every natural instinct cries out against it.  A lot of us are taught early on in life that admitting something like being … Continue reading

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Control…Let go and let God

Control.  What comes to mind when you see this word?  Maybe you are thinking about your controlling parents or your significant other controlling who you have as friends.  Reality tells us that at some point in all of our lives … Continue reading

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What’s your method?

We (meaning my amazing wife and so very helpful father) have been doing a lot of painting in our new home.  I spent a few years during my high school days in the paint department at a local hardware store.  … Continue reading

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We become our surroundings

For a lot of years I was a plumber/pipefitter working on very large commercial projects.  This required me to work in extreme weather conditions, sometimes in a dangerous spot, and most of the time meant some real physical labor.  I would … Continue reading

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Denial-Not just a river in Egypt

Denial is defined as an assertion that something said, believed, alleged, etc., is false.  How many of us have been in denial about a certain area, relationship, struggle, or pain in our life at one time or another?  If you … Continue reading

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Choices, choices, and more choices

In my quiet time I was reflecting on a couple of choices I made in the last 30 days.  Both of these choices involved sledding.  The first time I thought about taking the family sledding and having a day out … Continue reading

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What is recovery?

Since my passion is recovery I feel it only fitting to look at this first.  What is recovery?  In a minute we will look at what recovery is but first let us look at a bigger picture.  I think when … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Well here it is. Trying something very new and very unfamiliar. I type with two fingers and a thumb on a good day. When I was preparing my growth plan for this year God let me know that this was … Continue reading

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