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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 Mitchell and Ashleigh. 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's mission is to help people suffering from addiction discover a personal relationship with Jesus Christ so they can experience what it means to be truly sober.

Friday Night Surrender

When I first became a Christian I was already to old for youth events. Today I am glad I have two teenage sons and an excuse to visit some. On Friday night I took my two sons as part of the Belgrave South Baptist Church Youth Group to […]

I don’t want to die but do I want to live.

Everyday I work with people who’s lives are in crisis. Crisis caused by many different circumstances. Crisis to which most see as the solution alcohol and drugs. I was meeting with one of these people recently who was distressed and said to me ‘I don’t want to die’ […]

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 […]