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The Encourager

The encourager as a happiness style is not my style. I found myself in what used to be an uncomfortable place…..A funeral home. Yesterday the words and actions of a grieving widow will stay with me for the rest of … Continue reading

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Finding Our Voices

I cannot help but find my voice once again. I need to speak up when I am hurt by the actions of others. I need to be given the opportunity to express my hurts and hang ups to those closest … Continue reading

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A Sudden Shift In Humanity

It has been on my mind lately……When did society change? What happened to common courtesy and being nice to one another? Last week I gave a donation to a woman going on a missions trip overseas. She hugged me and … Continue reading

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The Gift Of Being

The gift of being…….human. I love to people watch. Lately I have not liked ¬†what I have been seeing and experiencing. Last month I had a college student tell me “I am not like that.” She then proceeded to act … Continue reading

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No One Knows How Much You Have Suffered

Have you ever felt that no one knew what you felt like? I can say yes. The trials that we go through can either make us bitter or better. Look at those two words. If you take the I out … Continue reading

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Connecting With Life

Today I made new connections in my recovery life. Sometimes it takes an outsider to see what you have been missing. Positive input from someone who knows the program can be a plus. But for me it was different today. … Continue reading

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Victim Mentality

How often has addiction caused a victim mentality? Those individuals living in addiction live a victim mentality each and every day. Recovery helps the addict break free from having a victim mentality. Addiction causes heartache while recovery brings healing. Stop … Continue reading

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