Simple Ways to Make Christmas More Peaceful

Simple Ways to Make Christmas More PeacefulLet’s face it: Christmas is stressful. Of all the seasons of the year, this is the time of year when we feel the most powerless over the circumstances around us.

At Christmas, we’re not in the driver’s seat. After all, we must be patient while waiting in line to find a parking spot. We have much to do on our to-do list but not enough time or money to get everything done and buy all the presents. When spending time with extended family, we must be mindful of others’ schedules, feelings, and ideas. Often, the whole experience is uncomfortable and frightening. But during this stressful time of year, we can find hope and serenity in the promises of God.

Mary was in her early teens when destiny took her by the hand. (more…)

Life Recovery Step One: Admit You Are Powerless

Life Recovery Step One: Admit You Are PowerlessCan the 12 Steps of Life Recovery help anyone? Yes, absolutely! The 12 Steps are especially beneficial for anyone whose life has become unmanageable (Isn’t that most people?).

So, where does someone start? The best place to start is by taking the first step. Life Recovery Step One says: “We admitted that we were powerless over our problems and that our lives had become unmanageable.” If someone wants to change their life, they must admit to themselves, God, and another person that they are powerless and that their lives have become unmanageable. To download all the 12 Steps, click here.

When individuals refuse to admit they are powerless, they’re only deceiving themselves. Yet, all the while, they are inching closer to disaster. The lies they tell themselves—and others—are all too familiar: (more…)

Laws of Life Recovery You Need to Live By

Laws of Life Recovery You Need to Live ByOn the path of life recovery, do you often find yourself veering off course?

Staying in your lane and following the speed limit will help to protect you on the road. Similarly, when it comes to changing the course of your life, you need structure and guidance to stay on the path to recovery.

You may struggle with addiction such as chemical dependency, or you might simply be tired of having unhealthy relationships. No matter the issue you are facing, it may seem as if your life has spun out of control. If you want to stay on track and succeed in recovery, (more…)

Why Admission Without Change is Meaningless

Why Admission Without Change is MeaninglessWhen it comes to making changes in our lives, some of us act as if we’ve got our heads buried in the sand. For example, after years of struggling with addiction, we finally admitted we had a problem. But that was several months ago. We probably even looked into going through treatment, seeing a counselor, and attending a Life Recovery group.

However, we still haven’t made any changes in our lives.

If this sounds like you and you’re struggling to make changes in your life, the truth is, admission without change is meaningless. While you needed to admit you have a problem with addiction, recovery doesn’t stop there. That’s just the first step on your journey! (more…)