Monthly Archives: August 2015

A New Take On Addiction

Check out Johann Hari’s fascinating TED talk on addiction. It presents some surprising information that really makes you think about how we help anyone who needs recovery. Take a look and see what you think. I think this brings out … Continue reading

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Not Without Help!

“You are only as sick as your secrets.” I’ve been writing a lot about this simple recovery concept because of the damage I’ve seen as a result of secrets. It’s so easy to view people who make bad, maybe even … Continue reading

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Secrets, Loss, And Sadness

Today I am honestly pretty sad. I’ve had to join yet another family who has tragically had to bury a family member (who died all to suddenly and shockingly) in the space of a month. Each loss is very much … Continue reading

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An 80 Year Old Secret

About a month ago I was honored with the opportunity to serve a the pastor in residence at a family camp. I taught a few seminars and just generally got to hang around camp with my family to be available … Continue reading

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The Toxic Effect Of Secrets

“You are only as sick as your secrets.” This is an old recovery movement saying that has really hit home for me in the past month. I’ve listened to people at family camps as they’ve told me long-held secrets in … Continue reading

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How Lives Are Transformed

“Fixate on whole cultures, not specific pieces of poverty. No specific intervention is going to turn around the life of a child or an adult in any consistent way, but if you can surround a person with a new culture, … Continue reading

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Only God Can Renew

“God can make a new beginning with people whenever God pleases, but not people with God. Therefore, people cannot make a new beginning at all; they can only pray for one. Where people are on their own and live by … Continue reading

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