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Mother Didn’t Always Know Best

Mother knows best. Really? If you’ve been in recovery for any amount of time, you’ve come to realize that many of your hurts, habits, and hang-ups stem from your family of origin, usually your parents. That can make Mother’s Day

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Posted in Recovery Principles, Sharing Our Stories

At Home for the Holidays?

Laugh all you want at the above caption, but it rings true for many people in or out of recovery circles.  Seeing this at a church service I recently attended brought up some reminders of how recovery has helped me

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Posted in Recovery Principles, Sharing Our Stories

Gratitude Shared Through the Lens of Recovery

Earlier this week, Celebrate Recovery Lesson 22, Gratitude, was taught as part of our annual ‘Grat Night’ celebration.  This lesson is based on Step 11: We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only

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Posted in 12 Steps, Recovery Principles

An Attitude of Gratitude: It’s Not Easy

In a few days many of us will join together with others and celebrate a time of connection and of giving thanks for our blessings. Many years ago, before I started recovery, Thanksgiving was the only day of the year

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Posted in Recovery Principles, Sharing Our Stories

Announcement: CR Picnic & Recovery Resources

Don’t show up at Pine Lake Covenant Church for Celebrate Recovery on Monday night, July 21st.  It’s not because we don’t want to see you.  On the contrary, we’d love to see you. Instead join us at 6:00 for our

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Posted in Ministry Updates

Taking a Recovery Holiday is not a Good Idea

Running a weekly recovery ministry on Monday night’s often has its drawbacks.  Most notably it is when an official government holiday falls on or is celebrated on a Monday.  (And there are a lot of those in the American holiday

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Posted in Ministry Updates, Recovery Principles
Special Meeting Announcement

Official Monday night CR meetings are temporarily suspended and will resume January 2018. All are welcome to attend a weekly ‘Healing is a Choice’ group on Monday nights at 7PM, 10/2-12/18/2017, at the same location.

Check the national CR meeting locator for other local programs. (

Location & Time:
Monday evenings, 7 PM, men's accountability group, in the UnderGround Cafe.
No meetings on holidays.

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