Discussion Starter #54

Recovery Without God is Just Abstinence Psalm 46:1 God is our place of safety. He gives us strength. He is always there to help us in times of trouble Prior to accepting Jesus Christ as my Higher Power, I had periods of sobriety. Periods where I abstained from drinking and using mood altering drugs. But […]

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Discussion Starter #47

NOWHERE TO RUN Psalms 139:7 How can I get away from your Spirit? Where can I go to escape from you? Do you believe recovery is a choice? I ask that question because I read it somewhere once and I am not sure if I believe it. Another thing I heard about the twelve steps […]

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Discussion Starter #46

Speak Up! Psalm 142:2 I pour out my problem to him. I tell him about my trouble. Real men don’t ask for help! That is what I believed growing up. Real worked hard, played hard and were fine under all circumstances. If something wasn’t right, you fixed it. That is the attitude I had when […]

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Discussion Starter #32

John 8:12 Jesus spoke to the people again. He said, “I am the light of the world. Those who follow me will never walk in darkness. They will have the light that leads to life.” Jesus is the “light that leads to life.” All I ever wanted in life was to be happy. I drank […]

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Morning Harmony #24

Cheer Up! Be of good cheer: it is I; be not afraid. Mark 6:50 It is amazing what wonderful discoveries we can make when we pay attention. Some of life’s discoveries however happen unexpectedly. Every day in our lives can be exciting! Recognition of a personal relationship with Jesus can lead us to great understanding […]

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Morning Harmony #22

Ugly Image 1 John 1:8 If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. Recently on the news I have noticed a few recalls on vehicles for faulty air bags. Recovery now and again these recalls are necessary to allow for correction of vehicle weaknesses […]

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Quotable Recovery

KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID 2 Corinthians 1:7 When we see that you’re just as willing to endure the hard times as to enjoy the good times, we know you’re going to make it, no doubt about it.Psalms 116:6 God takes the side of the helpless; when I was at the end of my rope, he […]

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WILLINGNESS – What The Bible Says

RECOVERY REQUIRES SACRIFICELuke 14:33 Jesus said, “If you’re not willing to take what is dearest to you, whether plans or people and kiss it good-bye, you can’t be my disciple.” WE ALL NEED SUPPORT IN THE PROCESS 1 Corinthians 4:15 There are a lot of people around who can’t wait to tell you what you’ve done […]

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A Life-Long Process

STEP SIX After discovering my sinful habits and attitudes and confessing them, I am now willing to let God change me. Proverbs 13:18 Those who turn away from their training become poor and ashamed. But those who accept warnings are honored I heard a saying in a recovery meeting years ago that has stuck with me. […]

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Welcome News

I’ll give you a new heart. I’ll put a new spirit in you. Ezekiel 11:19 It is normal to welcome good news. Only abnormal people fail to be affected by something good. God could not have offered us anything more exciting, startling and far-reaching than His personal desire to ‘put a new spirit’ within any willing […]

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