This blog exists for me to share the journey through prayer, faith and life in general.  I aim to share a candid, transparent and honest accounting of my thoughts, my life and about God.

I am starting this blog from scratch.  I have blogged before, but not ever been really intentional in engaging and connecting with people.

There is one thing I have learned that you will hear mentioned, likely, many times!  That is the TRUTH that it’s okay to not always be okay.  Your past does not define you.  Your struggles do not make you broken, they make you human!  Never forget that Hope IS real!

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    • Larry – welcome to my blog. Thanks so much for connecting. Your family is beautiful in so So many ways. I’m honored to share life – even online – with them. I pray for them (and also you) on a regular basis. As far as Celebrate Recovery. I don’t really know much about that. Could you send me a msg via my “contact me” page to share more about it? Thanks! (Or I could contact you if you’d prefer?)

  1. Sure. Celebrate Recovery (CR) is basically a 12-Step Christian AA program for men and women. Where Alcoholics Anonymous has “a” higher power, CR’s higher power is Jesus of Nazareth. Where the AA Serenity Prayer ends, CR continues with “Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You (God) will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with you forever in the next.” A man by the name of Reinhold Niebuhr extended the Serenity Prayer as you just read it. One of CR’s mantras is *everyone* has “hurts, (bad) habits and hang-ups.” I’ve never been an alcoholic or a street drug user/abuser. I don’t currently take any prescription medication. So, why do I attend Celebrate Recovery? Like every human being I have relationship problems. God and CR have helped me so much learn how to deal with and cope with many stressful relationship issues. The program started when John Baker, an alcoholic, wanted a Christ-centered AA program. He talked with his pastor, Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California, and the rest is His story.

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