Sunday, September 28, 2014

Light at the End of the Tunnel

How much light is at the end of your tunnel?
We spend so much time out of our days living in our pain. In high school  I was so consumed with trying to be better, trying to be enough and trying to be the best and somehow I never seem to be better or enough or the best. Life seemed hopeless. When we look at our lives in the future the tunnel ahead of us seems dark and claustrophobic. How much light do you see at the end of your tunnel?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Can't Force the Force

There are many things in life we would like control of! Let's face it... you would likely not be reading this article if you didn't in some way try and control your life.

Yet, the more we try to have the power to control the more we realize just how lacking we really are. Soon our utter powerlessness to control our circumstances in life become so overwhelming.

Paul David Tripp says this; "The fact that I am not in control should not make me think that my world is out of control." 

So, Are you ready to give up what little power you believe you have for the Power that is in control no matter how little you believe?

Monday, September 15, 2014

Denial

"Denial is not just a river in Egypt and those who sail it are the captains of their own helm."
~George L.

A life of denial is more dangerous than the things we actually struggle with. If admitting is the first step of recovery than denial is the first stage of our hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Think of denial like cancer, if you catch it early it can be treated and prevented from returning, but if not, detriment is sure to ensue. So, why is denial so dangerous and how does it sneak up on us before we see it for what it is?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Only God Can Judge Me

Only God can judge me!
 How many times do we hear this said? How many times have we said this ourselves? What are we “supposedly” judging? Is God our only judge? What is our responsibilities within this statement? Is it even right to say it?

This Monday (August 18, 2014) at 5:30pm at Life Hurts, God Heals (LHGH), we will be discussing The Heart. The heart is a subject that I’m very passionate about. I would like to start out by saying that I’m a sinner just like everyone else. 

 Maybe it’s time to rethink the sayings that we use? Maybe it’s time to rethink “how” we use the sayings we use?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Toxicity

 Most of us have heard it said...
"Unforgivenness, is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die."
So, why is unforgiveness so toxic in our lives? If we had to gauge our toxicity level right now from 1 to 10, how toxic are we?

I don't know about you, but I am tired of things that are destroying me, and unforgiveness is one of them! Aren't you ready to let go of what they have done to you? Aren't you ready to seek forgiveness for what you've done????

Sunday, July 27, 2014

The Next Exit

It's amazing how we have been fooled into thinking it's okay to do things our way. The more we travel that very common road, the more we experience hurt, pain, and sorrow. We say we don't want to feel those things any longer, but refuse to get off the "My Way Highway".

Aren't you tired of the pain yet? Aren't you frustrated that things aren't changing for you the way you'd like? Isn't it time to try a different route? Stop clinging to the path you have always taken and have come to know. It's time to embark on an uncharted adventure! Will you join us?

Monday, July 7, 2014

Truth Hurts Sometimes

Let's face it... the truth hurts sometimes and in recovery it hurts more times than not! Isn't that why we are so steeped in denial? I mean, who likes pain anyway?

The tough part with emotional, mental and spiritual pain is that it is so easy to hide... especially from ourselves. That's why truth and honesty are critical for life recovery.

Are you ready for the hard truth? Are you ready to face it no matter how ugly or painful? If so, you are ready to continue reading...