A Prayer of Gratitude

I've heard it said that it is difficult to be completely focused on your problems if you keep a heart of gratitude. The Bible has a lot to say about being grateful. Gratitude is good for the soul. One thing is for sure: it's hard to be selfish and grateful at the same time. Every … Continue reading A Prayer of Gratitude

Day 8339: Continuing to Face the Challenges of Living Life in Recovery

Recently, I've been reminded of how challenging sobriety is. I've lived in recovery for over 8,300 days. 8,339 to be exact. Even after all that time, I'm not guaranteed sobriety tomorrow. It's a decision I make first thing in the morning when I get up out of bed. Every day. "I'm going to live sober … Continue reading Day 8339: Continuing to Face the Challenges of Living Life in Recovery

Grasping At Hope In The Pits

Chances are you didn't start out intending to become an addict. Having an "-ism" wasn't on your childhood wish list. Truth is your addiction started quite innocently enough. You were at a party and someone offered you a beer. Later on, some friends were smoking a joint and offered you a hit and without thinking … Continue reading Grasping At Hope In The Pits