Still Counting Our Blessings

As we head into the Christmas season, please join me in taking steps to continue with a sense of radical gratitude! November is the 11th month and it is not too late to count on the power of the 11th Step to keep us focused on living one day at a time. Sought through...

Who are the Hungry and Homeless in your Neighborhood?

According to the https://hhweek.org/  website: Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program where people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of hunger and homelessness. Observing National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week...

Veterans Day 2019

November 11, a day set apart to respect all military men and women who served to keep us free. A day to affirm their sacrifice and pray for those who suffer from PTSD and seek consolation in drugs and alcohol. According to Addictioncenter.com, "Many men and women who...

Depressed, Addicted, Homeless

Sure, we all have our down days—our feeling kind of blue days, but when the days linger into weeks and weeks into months we may have a problem. Without professional help, many seek relief with a temporary fix called alcohol or drugs. Sadly, this not-so-quick fix can...

12 Steps: They work if You Step Out in Faith

At many 12-Step meetings, we have a closing mantra, "Keep coming back it works if you work it --so work it because You're Worth it!" And my friends that is the truth. We are worth it. Don't quit before the miracle happens, don't ask for a refund, keep believing, step...

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Taking Steps to Self-Respect

The benefit of working Step 4, taking our own inventory, and Step 8, willingness to make amends to those we have harmed, can help us recognize our character defects. But the best benefit of all is trusting God to remove those shortcomings.    As we work away from the...

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I Shoulda Blogged!

I can't believe July 15th, National Give Something Away Day came and went, and I forgot to post a blog. That was days ago, and I am determined to let the past stay in the past! And that my friends mean no more shoulda, woulda, or couldas. I'm starting over one day at...

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Following the Steps to True Freedom

True freedom comes from knowing yourself. Ever consider the 12 Steps may just be the way to begin your journey within? I pray you're willing to take that first step to inner peace and freedom. Don't discount yourself. You're worth the effort! "Then you will know the...

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Addicted to Caring or Controlling

Do you know the difference? The challenge is to strike a healthy balance between compassionate caring and compulsive controlling. Keep life manageable, stay in Step. Beginning with Step 1, Fess up! Admit! Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that...

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Denial or Selective Hearing

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month. The theme for 2019 is, "Communication Across the Lifespan" (ASHA American Speech-Language-Hearing Association). This information interests me because at nine months of age I underwent a mastoidectomy behind my left ear. Over the...

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Manic Mind to Thankful Thoughts

Living with someone who was not working a12-Step program---those were my anxiety-training years. One of the lessons I tried to master during this frantic-fitness training was to control my wild thoughts as I waited for the police to call and tell me my alcohol abuser...

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Decisions, Decisions

Do I really need to go? Have to go? Maybe I should just stay home and watch Law and Order reruns. It's your life, live it to the fullest. Take the first Step and Go! Life Recovery@North Creek - Monday evening, 7PM - 8PM, North Creek Presbyterian Church, 4601 NW 71st...

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