Fools fold their hands and ruin themselves. Ecclesiastes 4:5 Being in recovery is somewhat like being in the federal witness protection program. You get to create a new life and new identity. You have to eliminate all “drug buddies” from your life. People actively using drugs cannot be your friends. You must sever all ties […]Read more "Meditation #23"
“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. 1 Corinthians 6:12 ESV Addicts have surrendered their lives to alcohol or drugs. They have become slaves to drugs and/or alcohol. Paul tells us that as Christians, all things […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #22"
I have been following the terrorist attack in London. Surprise! It was done by a muslim. Who would have thought? I mean if Judges in America think we should open our doors to all muslims, then they must all be good guys right? Surely it wasn’t a muslim. Our judges tell us that they are […]Read more "Thank God for American Judges"
Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal among you, which comes upon you for your testing, as though some strange thing were happening to you; but to the degree that you share the sufferings of Christ, keep on rejoicing, so that also at the revelation of His glory you may rejoice with exultation. […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #21"
Hard times are part of life. Saint Paul knew something of hardships. He wrote: We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about the troubles we experienced in the province of Asia. We were under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we […]Read more "Recovery Meditation #20"
I have been thinking a little about Lent. I looked it up in Merriam-Webster: Lent comes from the Middle English word lente, meaning “springtime,” which is itself descended from the Old English lencten. Lenten remains a word in modern English, though little used, and has the meanings of “of or relating to Lent,” “suitable to […]Read more "Lent 2017"
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. Romans 5:3-5 ESV Rejoice in suffering? You […]Read more "Meditation #19"