Many of us are aware that Bill and Bob started AA in 1935. Their fellowship originated in a faith-based understanding that those beset by similar problems are best suited to help each other. It wasn't until 1946 and the adoption of the "Traditions" that AA distanced itself from overtly Protestant theology. The objective of this … Continue reading Recovery Community Meetings. The Biblical Basis.
Hate is responsible for the desolation of peoples, cultures and economies. Hate cuts us off from God. It does not belong in a harangue from church pulpits.
This Sunday morning, prior to arriving to worship our battle was particularly pitched. Driving to services, there was time to pray, get centered and surrender - but with such an undertow of hopelessness.
A challenging meditation on objective truth. Particularly for thinking believers: How current scientific philosophy helps resolve how nature continues to witness for the presence of a Creator. "Take, for example, the mind-body problem, which addresses how matter generates mind, and especially conscious states."Scientific American, September 2009. John Horgan. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/pluralism-beyond-the-one-and-only-truth/ An interesting read. An example of … Continue reading “Pluralism: Beyond the One and Only Truth” – The Science of Doubt and Dualism?
“Google Maps will display more the location of more than 83,000 recovery meetings, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, CNET reports.” https://www.cnet.com/news/google-maps-adds-tools-to-fight-drug-addiction/ So far as we know CR / CRI will not be included.
Managing yourself starts with self-acceptance “We must stop hiding behind masks to please the world. If you accept yourself and do what brings out the best in you, your focus changes from trying to be a better person for someone to leading life on your own terms.” Learning How to Manage Your Psychology Changes How … Continue reading Learning How to Manage Your Psychology Changes How You Respond to Everything – Thrive Global
“I have to do something about my situation” is a work of this flesh, anchored in a willful sense of personal power. But I surrendered to Jesus. I have no power of my own. It’s pride sneaking in. And that comes before a fall. Humbly, I serve … or I can’t serve at all.
"Orwell’s predictions regarding societal censorship in the digital era are increasingly coming to fruition. Social media companies that were once content merely to regulate speech are increasingly claiming the right to define truth itself." Kalev Leetaru in Forbes Mag. Link below. Elsewhere in this blog I have previously discussed "Truth by Consensus" on how Google … Continue reading Self-appointed Censors: Truth in Social Media