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ArchieB

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.

Honesty is the best policy

Addiction and compulsion creates personality problems. In a bid to escape uncomfortable feelings and face up to our responsibilities we invent complex and careless alter realities. In order to correct our personality problems we need to turn to God. Only in relationship with Him can the refining personality […]

Remember the cost

‘He paid a debt He did not owe, I owed a debt I could not pay’. But Christ paid it for me. Today this thought has occupied a large space in my mind and heart. Without Jesus I am nothing. He made me new. He gives me the […]

God’s will for me

There are times when God’s will for me is the direct opposite of what I want. My recovery depends on me accepting the fact ‘I don’t always know what’s best for me’. I can be self-centered. When I came to recovery and agreed with God to ‘give control […]

God is God always

John 16:33 ” Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. ” Even when things go wrong God is still God. He still loves us and wants to help us overcome our negative life issues.

Depend on the Holy Spirit.

In recovery it is crucial to learn to depend on the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit reveals the truth of God’s Word (John 15:25-27). Learning God’s truth equips us for what God and life have on store for us.

God will take care of me.

DO YOUR PART. Deuteronomy 29:29 GOD, our God, will take care of the hidden things but the revealed things are our business. It’s up to us and our children to attend to all the terms in this Revelation. STAY CLOSE TO GOD. Psalms 31:23 Love GOD, all you […]

Growing in God

Psalms 18:6 I call to GOD, I cry to God to help me. Growing up I attended a couple of activities that I drew on on early recovery to establish my relationship with God. 1. The Salvation Army -Sunday school (Paisley, Corps) 2. The Boys Brigade (Paisley, Scotland) […]

Loss of power

As I prepared the Living Life Recovery weekly video today there was a knock at my door. “I’m here to install your smart meter” said the man at the door. And “I need to disconnect the power” This frustrated me no end as I had a plan that […]

Personal Boundaries

A big part of setting personal boundaries in our lives is knowing how and when to say no. None of us like to say it, but there are times when we have too. As I completed the 12 steps and applied the principles of recovery to my life […]

Teaching Children

Psalms 51:13 Give me a job teaching rebels your ways so the lost can find their way home. A man helped his son complete his science project for school. This usually means him doing it, his son watching, him explaining it, his son taking notes. It also on […]