It is easy to think of recovery in the terms of ‘to stop using’. Prior to coming to the ‘Bridge Program’ I spent time in a rehab in Western Australia and attended A.A. Meetings regularly. But that was all I did -,’stopped using’. I did nothing about stopping […]
I always remember when I was a Soldier of The Salvation Army, Kilkenny Corps in Adelaide, the Corps Officer used to always ask me are you R.F.A. (Ready For Anything). Something that has remained with me all the days of my recovery. Living the life God has planned […]
I want to tell you briefly about a friend of mine, who is now in Heaven and making God laugh. A funny bloke from Glasgow. His name is Peter. He took me under his wing early in my recovery and taught me what it meant to ‘follow Jesus’. […]
The dark times in our lives can lead us to recovery. Knowing and accepting we are helpless breaks the cycle of denial and convinces us of our need of help outside of ourselves. Acknowledging our need opens our mind and heart to the availability of God’s healing power.
Since coming to recovery one of the things I do religiously is take time to self-examine. My motives, my attitudes, my actions etc. I heard a quote back in July of 2010 which said ‘If your output exceeds your input your upkeep will be your downfall’ Many of […]
As we continue in recovery and learn to trust God He opens doors for us creating opportunity to enhance our experience and lifestyle. In 1991 whilst I was the Assistant Manager of Red Shield Industries in Adelaide, South Australia the Salvation Army conducted National Alcohol Awareness week. Richard […]
I have been going through some old papers, of messages and testimonies I have delivered since coming to recovery. One was a time during a ‘Spiritual Campaign’ at Eden Park in Wistow, South Australia (the Bridge Program rehab where I obtained sobriety and became a Christian) The topic […]
God knows our real intentions. He doesn’t confuse admission of guilt with selfish motive with true repentance. He know our hearts. Wrong intentions lead to relapse. In order to live right we must not only so right but also do it at the right time, with the right […]
I am acceptable to God because of Jesus. God will never disappoint me if I continually trust Him. This is my foundation. Through the Holy Spirit I can accept others and feel safe as I move forward in recovery.