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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.

First day of a new beginning

HAPPY NEW YEAR! As I commence this new year let me express my appreciation for all who have followed my blog over the year past. I pray that you will continue reading as we share another year together. That you will benefit from the content and grow from […]

All the best for 2012

Jeremiah 1-3 God’s Message came to me. It went like this: “Get out in the streets and call to Jerusalem, ‘God’s Message I remember your youthful loyalty, our love as newlyweds. You stayed with me through the wilderness years, stuck with me through all the hard places.

Go for it

We live in an age of goal-setting. It is not new! Away back. God set tasks before His people as goals to be reached. In the new Testament righteousness (acceptable standards of morality and justice) is set before us, with heaven being the final goal to reach. Recovery […]

Love lifted me

God brought me back from a messy past. To stay away from it I need to Depend On God. Psalms 40:2 He lifted me out of the ditch,pulled me from deep mud. He stood me up on a solid rock to make sure I wouldn’t slip.

Future Certainty

Are you pessimistic or optimistic about the future? There is a lot happening in the world today that is cause for gloom and pessimism. Analyse things and you will realise godlessness, increase in immoral conduct, over throw of Godly-principles, obsession, lawlessness and selfishness are foundational flaws in our […]

Did you celebrate Christmas?

Millions of people around the world who celebrated at Christmas did not celebrate Christmas. Many of them have no idea what Christmas is about. Even though in thousands of places carols are sung, nativity plays performed and cards are exchanged depicting the Bethlehem manger scene. Even though gift-giving […]

Always tell the truth

Refusal to admit the truth can be dangerous. In addiction we can get so good at putting on an act others may have trouble accepting our admittance of addiction. Denial can cost us our life and happiness. We must admit the truth to ourselves, others and to God […]

Procrastination isn’t a solution

Realizing our sinfulness in recovery can lead to us responding in withdrawal from the recovery process. None of us wants to be identified as a sinner. But the truth is identifying our sinfulness also leads to identifying it’s solution. Jesus Christ was born to save sinners. Identification as […]

Think about Godly things

Negative thoughts can cloud our future and set us backward in recovery. On this Christmas Day let us all learn a lesson from Mary (the Mother of Jesus). Thinking about God can lift our spirits when we are negative and give us courage to keep going. Mary meditated […]