Twisted Thoughts

What Step speaks to the tangled life of denial we all resort to at one time or another? Mixed motives twist life into tangles; pure motives take you straight down the road (Proverbs 21:8...

Emphasize the Positive – Erase the Negative

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and healthfinder.gov encourages us to raise awareness about the need for keeping current with recommended vaccines. My question is, how many of us are ready to immunize ourselves against the debilitating inoculations...

August – Eight Month – Eight Step

Ready to step up and make that list? Recovery means making amends to yourself first.   All of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. But God treats us much better than we deserve, and because of Christ Jesus, he freely accepts us and sets us free from our...

Twisted Thoughts

What Step speaks to the tangled life of denial we all resort to at one time or another? Mixed motives twist life into tangles; pure motives take you straight down the road (Proverbs 21:8...

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Emphasize the Positive – Erase the Negative

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and healthfinder.gov encourages us to raise awareness about the need for keeping current with recommended vaccines. My question is, how many of us are ready to immunize ourselves against the debilitating inoculations...

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August – Eight Month – Eight Step

Ready to step up and make that list? Recovery means making amends to yourself first.   All of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. But God treats us much better than we deserve, and because of Christ Jesus, he freely accepts us and sets us free from our...

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Step Four Works if You Work It!

You may have heard it said, “It’s not always about you!" Well, Step 4 is always about me and only me! It's about time I take that step and clean up my act.   Guide to Healthy and Happy evaluation of Self! Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get...

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ACOA Kids Didn’t Just Happen

Since July is National Make A Difference to Children Month, let's talk about kids that are different, Adult Kids of Alcoholics (ACOA) in particular. As you will see from the following laundry list, ACOA kids were raised differently. Years ago, few families...

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Bad Hair Day: Or How to Reduce the Knots of Life

Is today a day when everything seems to be going wrong? Is a bad hair day making you feel unattractive-useless? When we find ourselves in a sticky situation, not of our own making, there are steps we can take to repair the deep root damage. Together, we can nourish...

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Freedom to Face the Past by Helping Others

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit...

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Codependency Recovery: One Step at a Time

Last evening I spoke to family members who have a loved one in a substance abuse treatment center. My short presentation dealt with the value of Al-Anon and other 12-Step support programs. As expected, I covered what defines a codependent and how our behavior can fuel...

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