Category Archives: recovery

mid year thoughts

As we are about to turn the corner into the second half of the year I wanted to shoot this out.  It is about goals.  Hopefully, you set some goals at the beginning of 2016.  Now is a great time … Continue reading

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a piece from my story to encourage you today

As I was in my quiet time this morning God brought me back to conversation I had yesterday. I was riding in the car with our newest Campus Pastor Trent. We were just coming back from spending the day helping … Continue reading

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what Seattle taught this Packer fan

Wow!  What a great NFC Championship game.  As a Packer fan I was not pleased with the results.  I would have loved to watched the Pack play in a Super Bowl this year.  But instead of crying and praying plagues … Continue reading

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God’s view or ours?

I took this picture from my front yard.  Today I saw this great brilliance of bright yellow that God created and I believe, put right in my path to get my attention today.  I feel that God also sees something … Continue reading

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it is never too late

I had a great reminder that just happened about a week ago and I had to share and believe that it is going to be a great encouragement to someone.  I had the blessing of traveling to Israel with my … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “Accountability Counts”

When I first sought out recovery for healing from the anger, resentment, and hurt I had towards my husband, I read books and prayed A LOT. I was asking God to show me how to let go and let God. … Continue reading

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We Must Take Action

The definition of action is the act of doing something or something done.  Action requires a decision.  There are so many of us want to do the right thing.  We want to join a small group.  We want to work … Continue reading

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No longer a victim…I am victorious

As I grow in my faith I see and appreciate more and more what God is doing in me. I don’t forget where I came from honestly, because I never want to go back to that place. Many of you … Continue reading

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What is having accountability or a sponsor all about?- Part 2

Last blog we talked about the importance of accountability and having a sponsor.  Today I want to take it a step further.  What are the qualities of a sponsor?  When you are selecting a sponsor or accountability partner look for … Continue reading

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What is having accountability or a sponsor all about?-Part 1

Why do I need a sponsor or accountability partner?  Sponsorship has been a potent, important part of spiritual growth since people first began doing it. The practice of spiritual direction in the life of the Church is a mentoring or … Continue reading

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life water rafting

A few weeks ago I had the experience of going white water rafting.  My dad and I went up to the Pigeon River and went on a 1 ½ hour trip covering two class 4 rapids.  This was pretty extreme … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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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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