Trust God? During these times?

Those practicing a 12-step lifestyle often summarize the program as “Trust God, Clean House and Serve Others.” Even in the best of times, there are those that struggle with the concept of God. For many, that conjures up an image of a cloud-surfing, grandfatherly figure who stuffed a smattering of every living creature into a…

Recovery Rule #1 – Surrender to Love

When my world flips upside down, I want to bolt. Where? Anywhere. Just not here. I was a runner when I was out there. Running to the bottle. Running to people and places that I would have been better off avoiding. Running anywhere to get away from feelings and emotions. Running away from me. In…

Recovery Rules

Just a kid on her bike and her dad jogging alongside. “I want to learn how to shoot the basketball better,” she said. “We play it every day at P.E.”. She was seven. So off to the elementary school grounds we went. It was a lazy Saturday afternoon. Approaching the asphalt playground, she jumped off…