Community Part 2

There are two parts to the Community portion of the P.E.A.C.E acronym.  The first part (as I wrote about 2 blogs ago)involves surrounding ourselves with healthy community and being willing to seek help from those in the community.  The second part involves extending a hand in order to help others.  In the recovery process we find as…

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Eternal Cure

As a society we are becoming more and more willing to get a “quick fix” thinking the fix will fix all of our problems.  How many of us have tried to find the ”ultimate” fix?  I know people who have sought their “fixes” in the form of different relationships, body changes, TV shows, books, fitness centers, new…

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Community (Part 1)

Proverbs 13:20 “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.”  I love Proverbs. Solomon is so wise and I have this burning desire to become as wise as I can become.  It was foolishness and folly that caused me to stumble years ago.  The thing that scares me the most is…

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DON’T Give Up

This is always a tough time of year for people recovering from any type of brokenness.  I’ve had the opportunity to help a couple of fellow alcoholics these past few days and tonight I was drawn to Galatians 5:1 “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.  Stand firm, then, and do not…

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Death

Yesterday I had one of those days.  My Dad was having a medical procedure performed on him and he became one of the five percent that it goes wrong on.  Luckily my Dad lived through it but there were some scary moments and there is no certainty he will fully recovery although I have faith…

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Attitude

One of my favorite sayings to my kids has always been “you’ve got to control what you can control and your attitude is one thing you have control over.”  A for Attitude is strategically located right smack dab in the middle of the P.E.A.C.E acronym.  Attitude affects the outcome of almost everything we do.  Studies…

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Thanks

Colosians 3:16 “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace,  and be thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude…

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Effort

As I noted a few months ago, I have this acronym P.E.A.C.E. which serves as a simple formula for success in the various roles that the good Lord has placed me in.  I also mentioned that before implementing P.E.A.C.E., it is important to identify and prioritize your roles.  Nothing creates more stress and havoc in a person’s life than to…

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Let go AND GROW

Being in recovery and following Jesus has taught me many things.  But one of the greatest gifts I have received is the ongoing willingness to grow.  At some point in my recovery I finally figured out that “comfortable” meant I was being lazy and not growing.  God would have another adventure in store and I would start…

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Sowing and Reaping

Every year in November my pastor conducts a sermon series about finances.  If you would like to listen to these great messages you can click the Ginghamsburg Church link in the right column and then click sermons.  He does a remarkable job of explaining God’s vision for our financial future.  Bottom line is God wants us to have…

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