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    My Higher Power and Me My Higher Power and Me

    My Higher Power and Me

My Higher Power and Me

There was a tremendous spurt of recovery for me when I first heard the phrase, “Turn my mind and will over to my Heavenly Father for His care and keeping.”  My up bringing had included faith and regular interaction with God, but I had never contemplated that my submission to Him should be so described. I guess I held a sort of Old Testament view of Him being the “great and terrible” and my job was to run around and keep as many of those commandments as I could to avoid being outside when the door was shut. As I began […]

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    You Know How I Am … You Know How I Am …

    You Know How I Am …

You Know How I Am …

An addicts prayer:  “God, help me to serve others, because, you know how I am.” Indeed, He does know how we are.  As addicts we share a common heritage of being concerned with ourselves first.  Our “I want what I want, when I want it,” mantra is never far from running our show.  The antidote we must take as often as we can is to serve others. Surprisingly, we often don’t realize how selfish and self centered we are.  Our addiction comes with a nice auxiliary package of blindness that helps us ignore that.  We very often think that we […]

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    Something Happens When Pen Meets Paper … Healing! Something Happens When Pen Meets Paper … Healing!

    Something Happens When Pen Meets Paper … Healing!

Something Happens When Pen Meets Paper … Healing!

Remember those grade school assignments to keep a journal for a week or two? Well, your teacher may have really been on to something. Advocates from many disciplines encourage people to keep a journal. “When people are given the opportunity to write about emotional upheavals, they often experience improved health,” Dr. James Pennebaker, psychology department chair of the University of Texas, says. “They go to the doctor less. They have changes in immune function. If they are first-year college students, their grades tend to go up. People will tell us months afterward that it’s been a very beneficial experience.” Benefits […]