Recovery Lessons

Every once in awhile a member of one of my drug and alcohol recovery groups will ask why I’ve chosen a profession involving addicts.  They know I’m not in recovery myself, and sometimes they get curious as to what the motivation is to work with them. I often share that I’m passionate about watching peopleContinue reading “Recovery Lessons”

Fullness of Life Through Freedom in Christ

Galatians 5:1: “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.”  If you’ve ever seen the movie Braveheart, the first image likely to come into your mind is  Mel Gibson’s blue painted face screaming, “FRRREEEEEEDDDOOOMMM!” as he rides into battle to bravely defend Scotland. Continue reading “Fullness of Life Through Freedom in Christ”

A little excerpt:

There’s a line in the popular Christmas song “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” that I love: “Peace on Earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled.” The word “reconciled” means “to restore friendly relations; to work out differences; to be at peace with one another.” To truly be reconciled with someone means that whatever theContinue reading “A little excerpt:”

3 Days from Christmas

Something I was thinking about the other day… I came across a familiar verse the other day: “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). Interesting timing considering we’re 3 days from Christmas; the time when most people are dreaming about all the packages under theContinue reading “3 Days from Christmas”