Category: Personal Growth


Psalms 23:4 Even when the way goes through Death Valley, I’m not afraid when you walk at my side. Your trusty shepherd’s crook makes me feel secure. When we were living irresponsibly, we often put our lives in danger, particularly when under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. […]

You have been called to SHINE!

Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16 The world can be broken up into […]


True wisdom and real power belong to God; from him we learn how to live, and also what to live for. In awe before the glory, in awe before God’s visible power. Stand at attention! Dress your best to honour him! I’m filled with God’s power, filled with […]

God’s Word is Dependable

Look! I’m making everything new. Write it all down—each word dependable and accurate.” Then he said, “It’s happened. I’m A to Z. I’m the Beginning, I’m the Conclusion. From Water-of-Life Well I give freely to the thirsty. Conquerors inherit all this. I’ll be God to them, they’ll be […]

Day 12 – January 12, 2014

Thought: “Lock the door.” Jesus said. Shut out the world and unlock the door to God by separating yourself from everything else. This is an invitation to intimate relationship with God. Psalm 91:1-6 describes something of the unique positioning of a believer who obeys God. It is the […]

Day 11, January 11 2014

Thought: The willingness to share or stories, without holding back from the truth is one of the main contributions to the success of our meetings and recovery. Sharing encourages understanding, interest, support and fellowship. We feel better once we have been able to share our experience, strength and […]

Day 3 – January 3. 2014

Jesus said, “I tell the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the kingdom of God.” John 3:7 Thought: The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17  that when we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior, give Him control of or wills and lives we become a […]

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 680 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 11 trips to carry that […]

Step Towards recovery and Wholeness

Mary treasured these things and continued to think about them. Luke 2:19 In this verse Mary shows us how thoughts of God and His will for us can life out spirits and give us the courage we need to take the next step on our recovery journey. Take […]