Category Archives: Recovery

How To Extract Life-Changing Takeaways From Any Experience

Psalm 26:2 (AMP) Examine me, O Lord, and try me; Test my heart and my mind. If we are intentional of looking for it, God will always provide an epiphany – A Golden Takeaway from any significant experience in our life. When … Continue reading

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Can Christians Be Depressed Part III – The Road Ahead

The choice is ours, it always has been.

Our freedom or captivity, depression or joy, has nothing to do with the outside circumstances surrounding our life. But they have everything to do with the condition of our heart, soul, mind, body, and spirit.  Continue reading

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Can Christians Be Depressed Part II – An Honest Look Inside Pandora’s Box

It’s all about the onion layers…

It’s like we need to wade through the however many years of carnality and misconceptions we came to believe about ourselves, others, and God before we can see the real Imago Dei in each of us.   Continue reading

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Fear The Hardened Heart

So I say, let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. The sinful nature wants to do evil, which is just the opposite of what the Spirit wants. And the Spirit gives us desires that are the opposite of what the sinful nature desires. These two forces are constantly fighting each other, so you are not free to carry out your good intentions.  Continue reading

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SOAP: Day Eleven – Free Indeed

I don’t think I’m alone in saying that once the newness of relationship with Christ wears down (and ideally that should never happen!) then the old emotional baggage of traumas, negative thinking patterns, fears, and resentments seem to bubble back up from someplace long dead and buried.  Continue reading

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SOAP: Day Four – BEHOLD!

There seems to be some relational psychology involved, for when you trust and love your Father, a good smack-down is welcomed because you know that He only provides insight into the things that will improve your life. Continue reading

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Soap: Day Two – Unfailing Love and Faithfulness

Jesus is God and lived among us – this is truly beyond human comprehension. How can anyone truly believe that to be true? Do I? The very foundation of Step Two of 12-step recovery work is “Came to believe that a power greater than myself could restore me to sanity.” Continue reading

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