Consecrate my talents for good…what does that really mean? I know in the Church we’re encouraged to share our talents and help spread the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but how does the law of consecration apply to working Step 12 in the addiction recovery program? Does the law of consecration apply to […]
Archives for May 2016
Discussion: What Does “Wisdom to Know the Difference” Actually Look Like?
This discussion topic about serenity is from one of our friends in recovery, JR. Thanks to JR for contributing to the group discussion and for the time he put into collecting his thoughts about recovery. If you’re interested in sharing a discussion topic, please reach out to me here. Have you ever asked yourself, “So, what ARE […]
Dealing with Opposition in All Things
What do I need to study today? I’m feeling anxious. I’m feeling fearful. I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed. I’m feeling frustrated with a client. I’m feeling behind schedule with some projects. I saw an article this morning about 3 powerful practices to do to make business a success. I’m going to review it and see […]
Quick Post – Surrendering Feelings
I’m feeling a bit frustrated right now: I just got off a call with a client for HS who apparently thought we were with another company and she has double booked us for Monday. She’d given us a downpayment on Wednesday too and now is hoping to cancel. I know the right thing to do […]
Avoiding Self-Pity Mode When I’m Physically Sick
I feel crappy – both yesterday and today. I have a head cold: stuffy nose, lots of snot, headache, etc. The thing that concerns me right now is that I don’t want to live in “self-pity.” I know, in the past, Becky has pointed out how she feels I’m in self-pity when I’m sick – […]
Discussion: How Can I Make Staying Sober Possible?
I was given the following quote by a friend of mine in recovery who has over 25 years sober. Although some may disagree with him about his strategies for recovery and sponsorship, it’s hard to argue with success and surrender of that magnitude. He’s found ways to make staying sober possible for himself and for hundreds […]
Connecting with God as Part of Addiction Recovery
What does connecting with God entail? How do I connect with God on a day to day basis? How do I know if I’m actually connecting with God or going through the motions? How do I avoid the “seminary answers” to connecting with God? Where does meditation come in and how do I do that? […]
What Am I Feeling Today?
Today is a new day. I just posted the first discussion topic written by someone other than me. I’m excited about it (although honestly I’m a bit nervous for where it could go if I allow others to share their thoughts as part of a discussion topic – I guess we’ll see what happens). So, […]
Discussion: Which Comes First – Right Attitudes or Right Actions?
This discussion topic about right attitudes or right actions is from one of our friends in recovery, Sean. Thanks to Sean for contributing to the group discussion and for the time he put into collecting his thoughts about recovery. If you’re interested in sharing a discussion topic, please reach out to me here. A couple […]
The Finalized Letter to My Parents
I’ve committed with Adam Moore to finish the letter to my parents. I’m not sure when to present this but want to make progress on it. So here are the edits we talked about. Mom and Dad, I hope you’re doing well. Thanks for the fun Easter we had at your house. The kids are […]