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Short and Sweet

Short and Sweet

Gratitude:  a feeling of thankfulness or appreciation. Several weeks ago I shared a couple of things that were shared with me during the early part of my spiritual awakening: “I’m not the person I could be, And, I’m not the person I should be.But thank God I’m not the person I used to be.” and […]

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  March 2, 2017   No comments
Ragged Prayer

Ragged Prayer

Ragged Prayer Darren Sloniger I believe that I am saved by the unconditional grace of God. There is nothing I can do to make God love me any more and there is nothing I can do to make God love me any less. And because of that, I come before you Jesus. Just as I […]

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  February 28, 2017   No comments
Healing the Shame that binds you

Healing the Shame that binds you

When I came to the rooms of AA and embraced a 12-step program in 2013, I discovered I was broken not only in mind and body, but also in a place of spiritual bankruptcy. I was so riddled with Fear, Shame and Guilt that I was completely blocked from God’s love and understanding. This fed […]

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  February 25, 2017   1 comment
He Will Make Us Radiant

He Will Make Us Radiant

“Those who look to Him are radiant; their faces are never covered in shame.” (Psalm 34:5) Of the painful emotions I’ve felt in my life, shame is one of the most dangerous. The thing about shame is that it attacks deep within us, takes root, and grows like an ugly parasite. When shame snakes its […]

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  February 23, 2017   No comments
The Swampland of our Soul

The Swampland of our Soul

I wish emotional healing was as easy as physical healing.  Got hurt by a friend?  Just look it up on WebMD.  Says friendship hurts should be healed within a week.  Neighbor rude to you this morning?  WebMD says 5 days.  Get flipped off in traffic- Dial a Doc says 3 minutes of an angry song […]

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  February 22, 2017   No comments
God Is Humble Enough to Be Anonymous

God Is Humble Enough to Be Anonymous

Within the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous, humility is defined as a clear recognition of who we are followed by a sincere attempt to become what we could be. That is, humility is seeing ourselves as we actually are, good and bad, strong and weak, and acting authentically on those truths. This is not a naive […]

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  February 18, 2017   No comments
Pride versus Humility

Pride versus Humility

No one likes to admit when they are wrong – do they?  And yet it’s one very important thing we teach our kids to do with us and with each other.  It’s funny, how pride seems born into each of us – it certainly can be learned behavior – to act out on our pride […]

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  February 15, 2017   No comments
Keeping the Faith

Keeping the Faith

“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” Difficult times are inevitable during our lives.  […]

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  February 9, 2017   No comments
Power to the Faint

Power to the Faint

“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted, but they who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; […]

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  February 7, 2017   No comments
Change Your Life

Change Your Life

Well, it’s January again. It’s the time where many consider resolutions and the sales for weight-loss companies presumably reach their highest profits all year. I always make the same resolution to lose weight. It goes well for about a month and then life happens where it’s so easy for me to make an excuse to […]

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  February 2, 2017   1 comment