Wednesday Wisdom | Guard Your Heart

One of the key verses Sweet T and I have committed to memory is found in Chapter 4 of the Book of Proverbs. The latter verses (20-27) in Proverbs 4 encourage us to take a personal spiritual inventory to check and see if we’re actually living a life that is pleasing to the Lord and […]

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When People You Love Struggle With Addiction

As a recovering addict, it’s hard to see people I love struggle with addiction. I can certainly relate to having habits that are hard to break. Honestly, addiction is way more than a bad habit or undesirable behavior. Next week I’m teaching an “Overcomers” class down at a local homeless shelter. I’ve been thinking about […]

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Speak truth. Breathe life. Give You.

There exists, in the human experience, a certain unity. Most of us are recovering from something or someone. Addicts are recovering from the train wreck that is our life. Our loved ones are recovering from us. We can be a hurricane, tornado, typhoon, and monsoon all rolled into one. The storm of us leaves a […]

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Remaining Vigilant on the Road of Recovery

Recovery is a total overhaul of our mind, body, and spirit. It is a constant, ongoing process. You can graduate from a program, but you never graduate from your recovery. Even after you overcome your habits and hang-ups and find healing from your hurts, the work of recovery continues. Like the process of sanctification, the […]

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This Life Unmanageable

It is tempting to retake the wheel from God, after having recognized our addictions, whatever they may be, have seized control over our lives and rendered our life unmanageable. We gave our troubles to Him, realizing that left to our own devices we could not—no—we would not solve them. Our best thinking got us here. […]

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Swimming in Could Be’s

I am swimming in could be’s. Maybe you can relate; maybe you can’t. It’s okay if you do, it’s okay if you don’t. Only God can be in the past, present and the future simultaneously. For me, trying to be God is a death sentence. I must live in the moment. I have to remain […]

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