Category Archives: addiction/recovery

Positioning

One of the things I have learned over the last three months of working hard to get in better physical shape and fitness condition is the power of “suiting up and showing up.” (Thanks to my recovery community for that … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed with Gratitude for God’s Grace

Five years ago today, God lovingly reached out to me in the midst of my self-destructive, flesh-driven spiral of idolatry (or addiction, if that works better for you) and called me out to a new life beyond anything I could … Continue reading

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My New Lifestyle

I have previously posted about my struggles with weight, food, exercise, and fitness.  I am pleased to report that by God’s extravagant grace, I have begun a new life.  I won’t be turning my blog into a physical fitness site, … Continue reading

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How Does AA Work?

For those of you who may be curious, for your self or for someone else, about what Alcoholics Anonymous is and how it really works, check this out.  This weekend there will be an Alcoholics Anonymous “Big Book” (the name … Continue reading

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CAUGHT! Between Death and Death

After a long and sensational ordeal of witnessing the wrestling match between God’s miraculous power and the stubborn heart of Pharaoh, the Israelite people have finally been led by God out their bondage of cruel slavery in Egypt.  He chose … Continue reading

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A Terrible Question

Ever get into a funky place where you seem restless, irritable, and discontent? Well, I do.  Sometimes for long stretches, I am sad to say.  And I have found that when I get into one of these grouchy seasons, there … Continue reading

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Convicted Much?

Watch this video… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqKthXGYAOQ[/youtube] Now watch this video… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPil9Br-5lE[/youtube] I dare you to watch the first one again now. Maybe you’re not an LSU fan, so it’s easy to dismiss.  And perhaps you genuinely don’t care about football.  This pair … Continue reading

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A Time For Everything…

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHvf20Y6eoM[/youtube] I have always loved this classic song by the Byrds, inspired by Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. Lately, I have been thinking a lot about stress, demands, busyness, self-discipline, entertainment, enjoyment of life and family and work and play, and the intersection … Continue reading

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Heaven in a Bowl

No, this is not a typical post from me.  But I do my best to share good things with you on my site, and this definitely qualifies!  Now, I’m not advocating eating a whole half-gallon of this stuff in one … Continue reading

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It’s just air…right?

I work with teens and their families on a regular basis.  As you can imagine, the issue of various forms of drug abuse and other addictions is a common topic in my office.  Parents have various levels of awareness of … Continue reading

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