LENT: A TIME OF REFLECTION
The Lord says, " Turn to me now while there is still time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping and mourning. Don't tear you clothing in your grief ; instead tear you hearts." Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and ... Read more
" There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made in perfect love."
--1 John 4: 18
I mentioned earlier that making a "fearless and moral inventory of ourse... Read more
REMOVING RESENTMENT IS FREEDOM
"My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry , for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and t... Read more
A NEW ME
" Those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone! A new life has begun!"
---2 Corinthians 5: 17
A New Day
I have a Joyce Meyer perpetual daily calendar of devotions. I r... Read more
My 7 FACES OF DENIAL
" If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing , he deceives himself. Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load.---Galati... Read more
DENIAL: NOT A RIVER IN EGYPT !
"When Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servants ...saw Peter warming himself. " You also were there with that Nazarene, Jesus, " she said. But Peter denied it...and went out into the entry way. when the servant saw him there, she sa... Read more
WHAT IS AN INVENTORY?
"Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord."
STEP 4 .
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
I remember when it was time for me to do Step 4. It took me a year to g... Read more
FEELING GOOD ABOUT MY OWN TEMPLE
" Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous- and how well I know it!-" Psalm 139: 14- The Life Recovery Bible NLT
As I started to think about my health journey for this year, began to think about ho... Read more
" So God created people in his own image; God patterned them after himself; male and female he created them." Genesis 1:27 ---- Life Recovery Bible NLT
Over this past week I had a lot of time to just sit and read so many wonderful posts an... Read more
MY LIFE STORY, MY JOURNEY
"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." --Lao tse
When I first started working with alcoholics and addicts about 30 years ago, one of the first assignments they had was to write their Life Story. I ... Read more
JUST FOR TODAY
I found this bookmark in one of my 12 Step Program books and wanted to share what was written on it. This has helped me so often when I was having a challenging day or period in my life. I hope these will help you as they have me.
Just For... Read more
SHARING MORE ......
Before I go any further into my daily blogs, I thought it might be interesting for you to see what I have done working the first 3 steps of OA. I had posted these much earlier on another blog and decided to transfer tham to here so you may ha... Read more
I AM ALIVE
Step 3 . Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood him.
" To be alive is Power. Exsistence in itself. Without a further function, Omnipotence is enough."----------Emily Dickenson
Today... Read more
RESPONDING TO THE PROGRAM
Step 2. Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Thursday, Jan 3... Responding
Many of us, including myself, find it difficult to accept the OA program at the beginning. I either couldn't believe... Read more
ADMITTING THAT I NEED HELP
Step 1. We admitted we were powerless over food, and that our lives had become unmanagable.
Wednesday, Jan. 2--HELP
When I have hit my bottom and am ready to swallow my pride, like now, this reading has told me that there is help avail... Read more
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