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’ […]
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 […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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) […]
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 […]