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Healing is a Choice Offered on Monday Nights

Pine Lake Covenant Church has some exciting news for everyone.  Starting October 2, 2017 and continuing until December, we will be meeting every Monday night from 7:00 to 8:30 to receive God’s healing through a book study.  We will be

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Posted in Ministry Updates

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

A Surprising Key to Getting Unstuck

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  Philippians 4:6 I used to be a pessimist.  Thankfully those days and that life of pessimism are behind me. 

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Posted in Recovery Principles

Removing my Character Defects

Principle 5: Voluntarily submit to every change God wants to make in my life and humbly ask Him to remove my character defects. Recovery, it’s not a quick fix.  It takes time, humility, prayer and a whole lot

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Posted in 12 Steps, Recovery Principles

How to Honestly Heal From our Past

“Wholeness is brokenness owned and thereby healed.”  Sister Barbara Fiand I took the above quote from Brennan Manning’s book, Abba’s Child:  The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging (which by the way is a marvelous read for anyone, especially

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Posted in 12 Steps, Recovery Principles

Moving From Insanity to Sanity

Step 2: We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. It’s not by accident that I am here (at a Celebrate Recovery meeting).  Relying on

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Posted in 12 Steps, Sharing Our Stories, Testimonies

A Painful Lesson in Denial

I tip my hat to everyone who showed up at CR this week for Lesson 1.  It takes courage to walk in the door on a night when the lesson is on denial.  Because let’s face it, if you attend doesn’t that

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Posted in 12 Steps, CR Lessons, Sharing Our Stories
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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