Simply Trusting Every Day

Psalm32:1 Recovery is a fresh start to a new life where God is in charge and we are not. Our sinful habits and attitudes are taken away through simply trusting every day. A song that comes to mind right now as I write these words says: Simply trusting […]

Integrity Takes Effort

I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all who deal crookedly; I will have nothing to do with them. I will reject perverse ideas and stay away from every evil. I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors. I will not endure […]

Tough Decisions

Psalms 25:8 The Lord is honest and good. He teaches sinners to walk in his ways. Lying in the process of recovery destroys our integrity. A number of years ago I worked for The Salvation Army’s Family Stores, now Salvo Stores and the Territorial Director retired. The new […]

Asking According to His Will

1 John 5:14 How bold and free we then become in his presence, freely asking according to his will, sure that he’s listening. The emphasis here is on God’s will, not our will. When we communicate with God, we don’t demand what we want; rather we discuss with Him […]

Do Not Be Afraid

1 John 5:14 There is one thing we can be sure of when we come to God in prayer. If we ask anything in keeping with what he wants, he hears us. We all have hopes and dreams. Some of them attainable some of them not. Isaiah 48:17 […]

Keep It Simple

Psalm 116:6 The Lord protects the simple and the childlike; I was facingdeath, and then he saved me. Psalm 119:130 As your plan unfolds, even the simple can understand it. Matthew 5:37 Say just a simple ‘Yes, I will’ or ‘No, I won’t.’ Your word isenough. To strengthen […]

Encourage Each Other

2 Corinthians 1:4 tells us that God comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others with the same comfort He has shown us. At Narre Warren Baptist Church over the last few weeks we have been looking at a series called ‘Version 2.0’ and […]

A Life-Long Process

Hebrews 12:10 Our earthly fathers disciplined us for a few years, doing the best they knew how. But God’s discipline is always good for us so that we might share in His holiness. Recovery is a life- long process. I love people who say to me “I have […]

Everyone Needs Recovery

In John 16:33  Jesus said “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in Me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” In recovery, we should expect continuing tension with an unbelieving […]