Author Archives: Scott P.
Once again, I was working to prepare our garden for spring planting and, just as in past years, I found myself thinking about the lessons learned from gardening that can be applied to our lives. Continue reading
Let’s be honest; we all need help if we are to successfully navigate our individual path to a healthy recovery. While it is true that no one else truly knows the exact details of what one another is going through, … Continue reading
Was I seeking the accolades and recognition of others and, in so doing, valuing this input more than God’s approval? Was I trying to do more than my part? Was I measuring the “success” or “effectiveness” of my efforts by looking to visible results and feedback from lives touched rather than just doing my part and leaving the results to God? – Unfortunately, the answer to these questions seem to be varying degrees of “YES”. Continue reading
In my last post, I focused on how those of us joining different communities quickly find that those communities are speaking a different ‘language’. Whether this is the tendency of military personnel to speak in acronyms, First Responders and Emergency … Continue reading
Joining any new community involves a certain amount of transition time. This is especially true when you encounter those communities that are prone to speaking in codes or acronyms, in which case the it can be a little like learning … Continue reading
Feeling alone and isolated can be bad enough when there are no “major” issues in our lives, but it can be a very serious and dangerous place to be when we are dealing with addictions and compulsive behaviors. Isolation breeds … Continue reading