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Code Talking

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

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Discernment In Recovery

Support is an important element in our recoveries, and there are any number of groups and organizations available dedicated to assisting us in developing a support network to help us through and over the rough spots.  Equally important, however, is … Continue reading

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Routines vs. Ruts

As I mentioned several weeks ago, routines can be a comfort to us when we are working through our recoveries. They provide an element of control in a world/life run amok with sin, chaos, and addiction(s). Routines in training can … Continue reading

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Defensive Preparations

Physical defensive measures and preparations can teach us important lessons when it comes to defending our sobriety gained during recovery. For example, many Medieval Castle defenses included carefully designed staircases that spiraled up to towers, curving in such a way … Continue reading

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Peaceful Transitions

Let’s face it, most people do not like change, particularly when it comes upon them unexpectedly or is forced upon them against their will. It is bad enough when change is inevitable (age, etc.) and one can potentially prepare. Still, … Continue reading

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Respecting Authority

Last week I mentioned our attitudes towards/against authority, which can frequently lead to violence and a break down in Law and Order. There seems to be a continuing attitude of disrespect for LEOs and a general disregard for Law and, … Continue reading

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What Is Your Heart Saying?

“For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.” These words from Jesus, recorded in Matthew 12:34 b (NKJV), are particularly applicable when it comes to addictions and our efforts at recovery. So, let’s take an honest look … Continue reading

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