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In Pursuit of Praise?

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

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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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Lessons From Untangling Yarn

Many years ago, when I was around nine years old, my Grandmother taught me to crochet. When I took it up again several years ago, to refresh my memory and teach my daughter, I found it to be quite relaxing. … 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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The Hopelessness and Frustration of Being Becalmed

The period beginning in late 2015 and continuing through 2016 turned out to be a very challenging time for my family and me; thus, I have not actively posted since October of 2015. Without going into details now, we have … Continue reading

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