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I was born in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

I now live in Melbourne Australia with my wife Karen and my three children Duncan (23) Mitchell (21) and Ashleigh (17).

I am a recovered alcoholic. recovered through the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit living in and working through me.

My life mission is to help people suffering from addiction to discover personal relationship with Jesus Christ so they to can experience what it means to be truly sober.

Living a life of purpose..

Why do you do what you do? An important question for us all. One which I have been asked a number of times and only just this week. It took me a couple of minutes to think about the answer. Because I hadn’t considered ot for a while. […]

Are you washed in the blood?

Last night in Twitter I read this “If you get paid it’s not real ministry”. Never paid attention to wh0 said it but it did make me think. ‘How could anybody really believe that?’ In the dictionary ministry as defined as – the work of a minister. Minister […]

What do you want?

We come to recovery with a list of what we want to achieve as a result of it. As we grow in faith our list changes and we realise that what we wanted was things that would make us comfortable, things that would make us feel good. Our […]

Our actions follow our affections

I am not a hugger. Never have been, probably never will be. Not big on affection. Don’t get me wrong. I love my wife and children dearly but I am not into the huggy, huggy, kissy, kissy stuff. My mum is, my sister is. Every time you see […]

Opportunities for growth

Everything we experience in recovery is opportunity for spiritual growth. When we take our first steps in obedience in following God we discover God is both good and kind. Coming into recovery our knowledge of God is limited. As we trust Him daily and our knowledge increases His […]

Selfish lust brings terrible consequences

Our futures can be detroyed by others actions and our actions can destroy theirs. Living with guilt has consequences. Our feelings whilst addicted are driven by selfish desire and sel-centred love. It can be normal for us to hate and despise what we do but keep doing it […]


Each of us use self-talk to motivate ourselves. It determines our attitudes and actions, our values and beliefs. When I was addicted to alcohol and a drug user my driving self-talk was “Give it a miss and hit the p_ _ _”. Today my self talk says “Get […]

The consequences of disobedience

Disobeying God does not only effect us, it also effect our family, friends, work colleagues, school mates etc. Recovery is an opportunity to get our lives back on track. The way back is to open our hearts to God for help and healing. This requires we have faith in Him […]

God’s goodness

God is all knowing and all powerful. For that reason He doesn’t always act in ways we think He should. At times He does things that contradict His justice in the world. In the book of Job we read how Job suffered and his friends believed it was […]