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Step 9: Letters of Healing & Forgiveness

I’ve been down this road before, through the sometimes grueling task of doing my 12-step work in the safety of a Step Study small group setting.    It’s a long process of committed weekly meetings for nine months or more.  I

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I Walked this Road Before

As a Celebrate Recovery leader, I get the pleasure of watching God at work and speaking into others’ lives.  It’s not because I’m a trained recovery professional or a therapist.  It’s because I’ve walked this road before and experienced the

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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

Come Hungry to the Table

When I started recovery several years ago, I was hungry. No, I don’t mean that I was literally hungry for food. Although at Thanksgiving time, that would be a natural assumption. I was hungry for change. The hunger for change

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Posted in Recovery Principles

A Mother’s Day Rooted in Reality

Mother’s Day isn’t always about love, chocolate candies and flowers.  If we grew up in a dysfunctional family, it can bring up deep feelings of abandonment and serve as a painful reminder of what we didn’t get from our mother. 

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Posted in 12 Steps, Recovery Principles, Sharing Our Stories, Testimonies

You’re a Living Testimony

Who doesn’t love a good story? Whether it’s a story told in a riveting television show, a big screen movie, or a page-turning book, we all love a good story—especially one with a happy ending. What makes us want to

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Where Does Your Hope Come From?

I’ve been in recovery for many years and even longer as a follower of Christ.  You’d think that after being a Christian for over 20 years that I would’ve already believed as Principle 2 says “that God existed, that I

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Posted in 12 Steps, CR Lessons, Recovery Principles, 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.

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Monday evenings, 7 PM, men's accountability group, in the UnderGround Cafe.
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