The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, ~ Luke 4:18, ESV ~ The most difficult act of our will and… Continue reading Ready to change
What is your greatest fear?
We all have certain fears. However, when it comes to living authentically, living mindfully, and living out a genuine spiritual life - there is an inherent fear of stepping out in faith and living completely and totally surrendered to God. In fact, one of my biggest resentments I've held against God is asking Him to draw me… Continue reading What is your greatest fear?
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. ~ 1 Peter 2:9, ESV ~ Spiritual growth and maturation includes living according to established values. We choose to align ourselves to those values and strive… Continue reading Spiritual Values
Our Call to be Strong and Courageous
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” ~Deuteronomy 31:6, ESV ~ This life is a miracle and an amazing gift for us. Included is the spiritual awakening promised by our recovery program. Yet, there… Continue reading Our Call to be Strong and Courageous
Living Out Our Spiritual Truth
Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving ~ Colossians 2:6-7, ESV ~ We cannot speak our deepest truth. We are capable of living out our deepest and sincerest truth. Prior to… Continue reading Living Out Our Spiritual Truth
Sexual Intimacy and not Sexual Athletes
Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, ~ Galatians 5:19, ESV ~ Sexuality is one of the central issues facing our society today. It is also a central issue within the Christian community; as well as those who are engaged in recovery. Our natural, and addictive and co-dependent compulsory behaviors, tendency… Continue reading Sexual Intimacy and not Sexual Athletes
Discovering your guiding principle
We mean well with our New Year's resolutions, but the breaking of them is as much an annual tradition as establishing them in the first place. New Year's resolutions ... rarely become a significant part of our life. ~ Debra Farrington ~ Living Faith Day by Day How the Sacred Rules of Monastic Tradition Can… Continue reading Discovering your guiding principle
How we love self and others reflects Christ
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. ~ Ephesians 4:32, ESV ~ We are actively influenced, and are influencing, those relationships around us. One of the greatest frustrations a person experiences in recovery is this: operating in the illusion we have control over, or others have control over… Continue reading How we love self and others reflects Christ
Transformed by the love of Christ
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. ~ Colossians 3:3, ESV ~ Christ's love is one where it transforms us. It changes everything about who we are. Christ's love is perfect and steadfast. He cares for us, despite our failings and wayward ways. It is through Christ's love that we… Continue reading Transformed by the love of Christ
Who we choose to please
I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that… Continue reading Who we choose to please
Possessing the right convictions
In this world so filled with problems, so constantly threatened by dark and evil challenges, you can and must rise above mediocrity, above indifference. You can become involved and speak with a strong voice for that which is right. ~ Gordon B. Hinckley ~ Standing a little taller in our recovery requires our voice. It… Continue reading Possessing the right convictions
The year of cultivation for a new life
The first week of 2018 is almost closing out. How far along in your new year's resolution changes have you fully committed too? It is not too late to make necessary steps toward change. It begins with making an honest commitment to begin moving towards intention, purpose, meaning, and conscious living. Make 2018 all about… Continue reading The year of cultivation for a new life
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