Not Right Now

These three words are a powerful tool for any parent. If you have kids, then you know exactly what I'm talking about! It's easier than saying 'No' to their request, but it almost certainly means No. Why? Because my kids tend to be fickle and out-of-sight-out-of-mind. Kind of like me. If I can delay, the … Continue reading Not Right Now

The Grace Walk

Proverbs 3:5-6, Romans 5:17-21 Becoming an Overcomer – is a process.  It takes time – ups and downs – set backs ... Pattern of Regression Complacency – “I’m okay” Confused – “Why?” “Everything has been going so good.” Compromise –“It’s not that bad. I’m in control” Why do Christians fail? We rely on our own … Continue reading The Grace Walk

Confession is Good for the Soul

Ephesians 4:24-32 Bad out - Vacuum Replacement - Good in Our next step in overcoming: Relational “Step 6” – “We need to forgive those who have harmed us and make an amends for harm we’ve done to others –except when doing so will  harm them or others.” Confession – There’s just something special about it … Continue reading Confession is Good for the Soul

Dealing with Dysfunction

Isaiah 55:6-11 Dealing with dysfunction in self & In others Bumper sticker – "Normal people worry me" “We’re all Dysfunctional” Get over it! (“abnormal; impaired functioning” – body system, social grouping behavioral The Origin of our Defects – Why am I the way I am? , Who can we blame? Is alcoholism a disease? Or … Continue reading Dealing with Dysfunction

Your Highest Power

Step #2 - Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. There's something more than Recovery (sobriety – survival)…It's Called: Overcoming (victory – thriving) A life set free from bondage A life made free to know and love God Ephesians 3:14 – 21 God wants you to know about … Continue reading Your Highest Power

From Victim to Victor

Genesis 37:23-24 / Psalms 40:1-2 Most of us have been around long enough to realize this isn’t a perfect church – full of imperfect people. Wow! A Revelation Most of us feel comfortable generalizing our imperfection and faults. Its easy to say, “yeah, we all have hurts, bang ups and habits.” And its easy to … Continue reading From Victim to Victor