Category Archives: Recovery Journal

The mixed blessing of sobriety (and why I woke up the other day at 3 a.m. crying…)

A few days ago I shot this out to twitter… I have not written about recovery for a while so I decided instead of leaving this as a vague truism out on the internet, I would vulnerable and put some … Continue reading

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Forty days without…

This week marks the beginning of Lent.  Lent will be from Ash Wednesday, February 22nd, to Holy Saturday, April 7th.   This forty day season is a season of fasting that draws us closer to God and commemorates the forty … Continue reading

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To know the power and love of God. (Part 2)

After these powerful experiences in inner healing prayer the dust began to settle and I came to some conclusions about my faith and a way forward.  I want to address some of these in really no particular order. My questions … Continue reading

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To know the power and love of God. (Part 1)

For the first time in months, I have cautiously become hopeful about life.  In this post I share about what happened in the last three months of my life to make this happen and how my paradigm of life and … Continue reading

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Jazz Vespers, the Body of Christ and Improv (P.S. Thank you)

Last night I went to a Jazz Vespers event created by Gillian Grannum.  Jazz Vespers are a mix of jazz music, prayer, and performance.  These services can range from jazz concerts in a church to more formal and traditional Christian … Continue reading

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This Liminal Space

[Suicide/Child abuse trigger warning: If child abuse and/or suicide are triggers for you, you may not want to read this post or at least prepare yourself.] In Pastoral Counseling Dr. Hammer made the statement that our role as pastoral counselors … Continue reading

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I hope God can forgive people like Hitler because I hope God can forgive me (or What Step Four taught me about my sin.)

In my previous post on Rob Bell, where I unwittingly started a debate concerning atonement theories, one of my friends James left this as part of his comments and pushback on my words. “Can you really love this kind of … Continue reading

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