This morning as I attended Church at Belgrave South Baptist Pastor Andrew shared the story of Palm Sunday. As I pondered this very special part of the Easter story I thought ‘how would I relate that to now?’ PREDICTION Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice, O people of Zion! Shout in […]
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 […]
Thank you Paul Colman. After the worst night in years I got on the train, iPod in ears and listened to your music. Four songs helped put my life back in perspective. I owe it all. Remembering where you started encourages you to move on. The One Thing. […]
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 […]