What do you want?

We come to recovery with a list of what we want to achieve as a result of it. As we grow in faith our list changes and we realise that what we wanted was things that would make us comfortable, things that would make us feel good. Our […]

Our actions follow our affections

I am not a hugger. Never have been, probably never will be. Not big on affection. Don’t get me wrong. I love my wife and children dearly but I am not into the huggy, huggy, kissy, kissy stuff. My mum is, my sister is. Every time you see […]

Opportunities for growth

Everything we experience in recovery is opportunity for spiritual growth. When we take our first steps in obedience in following God we discover God is both good and kind. Coming into recovery our knowledge of God is limited. As we trust Him daily and our knowledge increases His […]

Selfish lust brings terrible consequences

Our futures can be detroyed by others actions and our actions can destroy theirs. Living with guilt has consequences. Our feelings whilst addicted are driven by selfish desire and sel-centred love. It can be normal for us to hate and despise what we do but keep doing it […]

Self-talk

Each of us use self-talk to motivate ourselves. It determines our attitudes and actions, our values and beliefs. When I was addicted to alcohol and a drug user my driving self-talk was “Give it a miss and hit the p_ _ _”. Today my self talk says “Get […]

The consequences of disobedience

Disobeying God does not only effect us, it also effect our family, friends, work colleagues, school mates etc. Recovery is an opportunity to get our lives back on track. The way back is to open our hearts to God for help and healing. This requires we have faith in Him […]

God’s goodness

God is all knowing and all powerful. For that reason He doesn’t always act in ways we think He should. At times He does things that contradict His justice in the world. In the book of Job we read how Job suffered and his friends believed it was […]

Jesus is the One

Colossians 1:16-18 For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels– everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to […]

Influencing Others

As we grow in recovery we realise the influence we have had on others. We welcome the opportunity to repair relationships and make new healthy ones. We also identify our need of the support of those farther along the recovery road than we are. The input of an […]

Remember where you came from

In the preamble of Alcoholics Anonymous it says: our stories disclose what we used to be like, what happened and what we are like now. Living in the present can cloud our past and make us consider “it wasn’t all that bad”. Our past is full of valuable […]