Month: February 2019

#6 Morning Start-Up

  AIMING TO BE John 7:12-13       MORNING START-UP Some people have trouble believing we have really changed. I know for my family it took time. Because I had entered rehab previously (a couple of times) and failed. This can be frustrating and can make us feel angry. […]

#2309 Daily Reflection

DO YOU BELEIVE? Bible Reading: Galatians 3:1-9Focus Verse: Galatians 3:6 As I have stated previously I grew up believing in God. What I didn’t believe is He had anything to offer me, because I believed God’s job was to help the weak and I never saw myself as weak. I […]

4o Days of Recovery – Day 13

    Titus, promote the kind of living that reflects wholesome teaching. Teach the older men to exercise self-control, to be worthy of respect, and to live wisely. They must have sound faith and be filled with love and patience. Similarly, teach the older women to live in […]

#2308 Daily Reflection

Proverbs 15:16 It is better to have respect for the Lord and have little than to be rich and have trouble. Once upon a time, it was all about having. The right job, the right car, the right house, the right girl. Once upon a time, I thought […]

4o Days of Recovery – Day 12

    LOVE YOUR ENEMIES   Bible Reading: Matthew 5:43-48Focus Verse: Matthew 5:46 Loving our enemies doesn’t mean we have to like them and approve of everything they do. It does mean however we have to forgive them and desire the best for them. Resentments lead to relapse if […]

#5 Morning Start-Up

    UNBUCKLED FROM GUILT             John 3:18     Morning Start-UpWhen I look back on my past it is easy to remember all the things I did wrong. Things I could have been condemned for. I often have failed to live up to […]

4o Days of Recovery – Day 11

    Practice Servant Living Matthew 5:41 The Twelve Steps should lead us to be servants, willing to carry the load of others and be a witness of the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ to others. A true witness of spiritual growth through the recovery process is how willing we […]

#2307 What The Bible Says

If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care—then do me a favor: Agree with each other, […]

#4 Morning Start- Up

  “CHILDISH ADULTHOOD”            Luke 18:15-17       Morning Start-UpThere have been many times in my life in the past when I have been ‘childish’, but not ‘childlike’ When I was stubborn, foolish and destructive. Times when under the influence of alcohol and/or other […]