Feeling abandoned by God

Read Matthew 27:37-46 In this passage as we approach Easter we see Jesus asking His Father “why?” at this the worst part of my journey have you turned your back on me. The answer Jesus became sin, by acceptance of the worlds sin, our sin and God could […]

It’s all about Jesus

I thank God every day for the things He does, is doing and will do in my life. I remember life without Jesus and Praise Him for the relationship we share 24/7. Psalms 144:1-3 Praise the Lord, who is my rock. He trains my hands for war and […]

I lost my iPod …

My wife Karen complained about the amount of time I spend typing into my iPod touch. Says he as he types in to it. From it I update all my social media and blog posts. But that’s not important. What is important is what happened next. I remembered […]

Realise that problems are inevitable

Today I am on afternoon shift on the ‘Street Outreach Van’ in Melbourne CBD. One of the things that happens on my afternoon shift days is I get to experience the family preparation for the upcoming day. This morning I was standing at the sink washing the dishes (doesn’t happen […]

Words to live by

Psalms 31:24 Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up. Expect God to get here soon. Philippians 2:3-4 Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet- talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. […]

Celebration is a way of giving

When we come to recovery and hear the requirements of God’s law we can get depressed as we realise how far away from the mark we are. But in the reading below we are told to be filled  with joy because this day is holy. We are told […]

Recovery has it’s good and bad days.

The truth of the matter is that recovery has its ups and downs. Every one of us in recovery knows this. It isn’t a surprise and certainly not a shock that some days are worse than others. By the same token, some days are incredibly good and fulfilling, […]

A new life began

2 Corinthians 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! Having heard God, knowing that He had my back, even though I didn’t really know Him I began to change. I had […]

Now What?

I arrived on the ‘Bridge Program’ at Eden Park and my first thought was ‘now what’?’ I knew I had an addiction, I knew I needed to do something about it and I knew that I needed God’s help to do it. But did I really want to? […]

Beginning Recovery – SLOWLY

Now in the ‘William Booth Men’s Hostel’. No family, no friends and no finances I realised I had to do something drastic. I befriended a couple of people in the hostel. Men like me. Who became my drinking partners. As I was low on finances I began working […]