Tag Archives: Military

Service Dogs and Recovery (A Public Service Message)

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

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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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GOD is Love

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

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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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