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Helping Others Frees You

Hang on, help is on the way…


One of the most freeing experiences for me is to help another person.


It frees me from the burden of self and puts perspective onto my self-centered perceptions of my challenges and problems. 


Now maybe it’s different for you, but when I can place my focus on helping another, my heart gets filled with not only a refreshing humility from the service, but also,..


I gain a fresh perspective when I revisit my issue or challenge and it no longer appears to be such a problem, but a manageable challenge. 


This is how the Holy Spirit works in us and among us. 


Give it a try next time you feel your chips are down. Reach out and help someone and see how your day changes!..


Check your experience… 


“Then we resolutely turn our thoughts to someone we can help.” Big Book pg. 84 


Lord, let us look to help others and be of service, in order to gain perspective on our issues and challenges, AMEN. 


“Help each other in troubles and problems. This is the kind of law Christ asks us to obey.” Galatians 6:2


Have a blessed day Y’all! 

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Faith It “Til Ya” Make It!

Faith is not believing that God can…It is in knowing that God will…


Wouldn’t it be great if we could wake up every morning with a faxed or emailed itinerary of EXACTLY how our day will go? 


No more guessing, juggling, and figuring out, just seeing and doing. 


Unfortunately, we live in a real world with other real people, places, and things that are ALWAYS changing. 


The good news is that we actually DO have the daily itinerary! 


It’s in our hearts and all we have to do is drop the expectations on people, places, and things and walk forward in faith, knowing God has the end result covered, all we need to do is participate fully with our hearts. 


Think about it. 


Doesn’t your day go so much better when you drop the expectations and just be?..


Check your experience… 


“In this book you read again and again that faith did for us what we could not do for ourselves.” Big Book pg. 70 


Lord, let us walk in faith and not in expectation, AMEN. 


“For we walk by faith, not by sight” 2 Corinthians 5:7 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 

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Heart Matters

It’s a matter of the heart… 


 Have you ever heard or used the expressions; “’ You’re all heart, ‘; ‘ She has a lot of heart’ ; or ‘bless his heart’”? 


Hopefully, we use and or hear those phrases associated with good thoughts. 


They are spiritually based and character driven by design. 


The Bible is full of examples and references to our heart and how we should guard it, allow good to flow from it and protect it


The fact of the matter is that God not only sees our hearts but also knows what fills them and how it fuels our lives. 

So, what do you see when you look at your heart?..


Check your experience… 


“Here was something at work in a human heart that had done the impossible.” Big Book pg. 11 


Lord, open our hearts to contain good and grace and remove those things that get in the way of our usefulness to You and those You would have us help, AMEN. 


“God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 
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Keep Walking the Path

Keep walking the Path…. 


It seems no matter what the reward is, there is some form of risk involved. 


From a child first learning to trust gravity to ride a bike to the risks we take as adults with relationships, finances, employment, and other worldly things, we have to risk something to gain something else. 


Risk is part of our Earthly experience and a great exercise for us to build and practice our faith as we seek the reward. 


Sometimes we hit bumps in the road but if we keep our hearts and eyes focused on our goal, our risk does not become ruled by fear and our faith carries us through. 

Measure your risk with your faith and see how it helps! 


As always, don’t take it from me, rather….


Check your experience… 


 “Faith has to work twenty-four hours a day in and through us, or we perish.” Big Book pg. 16 


Lord, let our hearts know that our risk, supported by our faith will carry us through to the reward, AMEN 


“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.” 1Peter 1:6 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 


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Love Does

Love is all you need…. 


We have answers and solutions and fixes for just about everything imaginable these days. 


The internet, TV, and most brick-and-mortar retail stores have the ability to sell packaged solutions to almost any need. I like that “flabs to abs” idea, but I hear – tell that ultimately it really requires providing the willingness and effort to eat right and exercise. 


I am sure it’s the same for almost any other challenge or situation we face. 


To get better it requires our participation and willingness to either change or participate. 


The bottom line involved in any interaction, positive or negative, is that spiritual emotion or state of being that we all are born with, which is love. 


If we can bring our love to the situation or task at hand, the Holy Spirit within us can then participate with us and guide us to the healthy outcome we seek. 


Are you bringing your spiritual love to your situations?.. 


Check your experience… 


“Patience, tolerance, understanding, and love are the watchwords.” Big Book pg. 118 


Lord, let us bring the love in our hearts, supplied by Your Spirit into every situation we face, both good and bad, AMEN. 


“Love takes everything that comes without giving up. Love believes all things. Love hopes for all things. Love keeps on in all things. Love never comes to an end.” 1 Corinthians 13: 7-8 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 

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Take Off Your Shoes

Take off your shoes…


Years ago when I was on staff at Salvation Army as a counselor, I taught a class for the men in the Adult Recovery Center in Sacramento. 


One of the more popular lessons I taught was called “Take off your shoes” 


I would post a sign outside of the chapel that served as our classroom asking all who entered to take off their shoes. 


Everyone complied and no one ever had a serious problem with the request. 


I would then share with the men how we are always willing and able to comply and participate in general requests, like taking off our shoes. 


I would then ask them to think about why they did not feel the need to demand to know what kind of shoes I was asking them to take off. 


Would sandals qualify or be excused? What about sneakers and boots? 


The point I was making for the class was that we all put something on our feet and even though it may be a boot, sneaker, or sandal, it’s still just a shoe with the main purpose of protecting our feet. 


I then used this understanding to hone in on the fact that whether it is alcohol, cocaine, pills, meth, heroin, or other chemicals, we are all addicted to something and we all have that in common and need to band together to recover. 


Driving home the point that we all put something inside of us to numb ourselves to the outside world. 


Now, folks, I am NOT politically motivated, and those who know me best know that I am color blind with respect to skin and race. 


So my point today is that we are all living and breathing humans, so why can’t we band together to help one another instead of all this senseless nonsense…


Check your experience… 


“The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines.” Big Book pg. 60 


Lord, let us remember we are all Your children and one Earthly family, AMEN. 


“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 


Have a blessed day y’all! 


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Getting Wisdom

Is this available on Amazon or at the Walmart?… 


Wouldn’t it be great if we could just order wisdom online, download it to our mind computer and keep on moving? 


Heck, even buying the CD and watching it would… no wait, lots of late-night ads are already trying this and I don’t think it’s delivering on the desired effect all too well. 


So what is the secret to getting wisdom? 


I am still trying to figure that part out, but I can share from my own experience as well as watching and learning from others, that wisdom comes from learning, applying, and gaining experience. 

We have a great Book of knowledge that contains many skills, lessons, and insights, but it takes a commitment to read it, share it, and practice the principles it contains. 


It’s a good thing to have a Bible, but we can’t gain from it until we learn from it and apply it to our lives


How’s that working out for you?.. 


Check your experience… 


“We have learned that whatever the human frailties of various faiths may be; those faiths have given purpose and direction to millions. People of faith have a logical idea of what life is all about.” Big Book pg. 49


Lord, open our minds and hearts with willingness and a thirst to learn from Your Word, AMEN.


“Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do! And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.” Proverbs 4:7 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 

Join me in looking at the things we face daily with passages from both the Big Book and Bible! 


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Advocate Helper

2 hands are better than 1… 


In my experience, I have learned that most things seem to get accomplished more efficiently when another person is involved. 


From raising Miss Kai to making decisions on ministry, career, finance, and other things, I have benefited from seeking and using the wise counsel of Miss Tami and many others I am blessed to have in my life. 


Along the way I have learned that I am really never alone, so when I am faced with the need to make an instant choice or decision, I can rely on the Holy Spirit residing in me to guide my thoughts and direct my actions. 


I am not perfect, and my self-will still gets in the way more than it should, but at least I know that I do have the ability to seek God’s will and not rely on my own. 


How’s that working out for you?.


Check your experience.. 



“What was our choice to be?” Big Book pg. 53


Lord, let us look to You through Your Holy Spirit to show us how to navigate the many choices, decisions, and temptations we face daily, AMEN.

“Then I will ask My Father and He will give you another Helper. He will be with you forever.” John 14:16 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Going Your Own Way

“You can go your own way”…


A great song by Fleetwood Mac. 


It’s great to be independent and it’s our nature to be self-sufficient and self-supporting. 


Yet, we still need to get our guidance and direction from somewhere in order to continue to be successful. 


Think about it. In most areas of our lives, we are given parameters, instructions, boundaries, and or guidelines. 


We then learn by doing as well as being shown. 


Finally, experience gives us the confidence and comfort we need in knowing that we are able to succeed. 


The Lord molds us and shapes us when we are willing into who and what He needs us to be. 

Where are you getting your direction and guidance from?..


Check your experience… 


“Next, we decided that hereafter in this drama of life, God was going to be our Director.” Big Book pg. 62 


Lord, please mold us into the masterpieces You have designed each of us to be, AMEN. 


“Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.” Isaiah 64:8


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


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Just Ask!

ASK… SEEK… KNOCK… 


These are powerful words requiring individual efforts and actions that lead to amazing and blessed results. 


I get caught up in my own head at times and begin to think that folks are SUPPOSED TO KNOW what I want or need. 


Now, maybe it’s different for you, but when this doesn’t happen I then begin to get resentful and wonder why they are ignoring me. 


It’s the same with our relationship with Christ. 


Even though God knows our thoughts even before we form them, ..


He still needs us to participate with our will, words, and actions in order to give us what we need or get us to where we need to be. 


How’s that working out for you? 


Are you asking, seeking, and providing the effort and actions to make your needs known to God? … 


Check your experience… 


“We found that God does not make too hard terms with those who seek Him.” Big Book pg. 46 


Lord, let us be willing in our hearts to provide the needed actions, efforts, and words to do our part and be in Your will, AMEN. 


“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Matthew 7:7 


Have a blessed day Y’all! 


What if you had a person who coached and mentored you in building a better life? 


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Want a one-on-one coach to get you out of where you are? 

Email today and let’s chat to see if we can make up a plan for you to get you to where you want to be! 



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