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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 (22) and Ashleigh (18).

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.

Holy Spirit Motivation

The Holy Spirit directs us and motivates us. Those moments when we found ourselves in a slump were impossible times. We came to a complete halt and it was only the Holy Spirit that prompted us to get going again. The same is true when we were saved […]


Spent a really good weekend with my family. Karen’s (my wife) birthday, time with her and the kid’s. Doesn’t get much better. 1 week till 4o Days of Recovery. Pray! Pray! Pray!

The importance of Jesus Christ

Jesus is exalted as the focus of all our history and the source of meaningful life. It is only through Him we can overcome the power of addiction and compulsion, Christ is at the center of all we do. Maintaining constant conscious contact with Him is necessary on […]

God’s way me be painful

In order to avoid pain we create an image of ourselves we project as strong, courageous and unfeeling. In recovery we must let go of that image. Letting go requires listening to God. We are going to have to face painful memories and make some painful changes in […]

Some things will never make sense

All of recognize bad decisions we have made as well as things that have influenced our past we had no control over. We need to take time in recovery to make sense of it all. But, some things will only make sense in eternity. Recovery is about taking […]

God has a plan for my life!

Proverbs 19:21 We humans keep brainstorming options and plans, but GOD’s purpose prevails. My week so far has been a busy one. When I am busy, as I’m sure it is for others I can forget that I am living a purpose. God’s purpose for Archie. I was […]


2 Corinthians 6:5 We have been beaten, been put in prison, faced angry mobs, worked to exhaustion, endured sleepless nights, and gone without food. Today I am exhausted. Self-inflicted exhaustion from doing too much and not getting enough sleep. In recovery we all learn about HALT. Don’t get […]

Posting Changes

As the 4o Days of Recovery curriculum requires extra time commitment blog posts to this blog will be weekly till the end of September 2011. Please feel free to go to Living Life Recovery for daily recovery updates.

Forgiveness is freedom

Psalms 133:1 How wonderful and pleasant it is when brothers live together in harmony! People who live in love and peace, shall have the God of love and peace with them now. I hear day in and day out people making the statement. “I need God in my […]

Follow me and I will lead you!

The title of this blog are the words Jesus said to me when He invited me to be His follower in 1989. Thinking about them today. Here are my thoughts: Leaders set the Agenda. Leaders decide what they will do and what their followers will do. Leaders set […]