Self Talk

One of the greatest ways to become successful (i.e. accomplishing predetermined worthwhile goals that make a difference in the world) is to learn how to talk effectively to yourself.   As infants and children our minds are programmed by the conditions we were raised in. As children our brains are fresh and very formative.  The bad news is if…

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He will never forsake you…

Last night the weather report indicated we were in for a winter storm.  We could expect rain, snow, ice and all of the above.  People rushed to the grocery to get extra food.  Most schools cancelled all activities for today because of the much anticipated storm.  I like snow, I was excited because snowy days…

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Where is your Faith?

This morning I was reading Luke chapter 8 and was taken in by Jesus’ words “where is your faith?”  He spoke these words to his disciples when they thought they were going to drown as they were caught in a nasty storm on a lake in a boat.  Therse four (4) words are so powerful and…

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Deny Self + God = Success

I hope all of you are making New Year’s resolutions that will equate into successful living in 2009.  For me, success is a continuous journey of setting and accomplishing predetermined worthwhile goals that make a positive impact on the world.  Several years ago when I surrendered my life to Jesus I added the last part…

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone!  Remembering this day for what it truly means is a blessing for those of us fortunate enough to know Jesus.  With that blessing comes responsibility to spread the Good News to others.  As the new year approaches make a committment to yourself and God to spread the Good News whenever you can to…

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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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