Examine Ourselves

“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.

Christian, Anonymously?

Questioning our anonymity... Should it be put on the altar? In 12-step programs we always respect anonymity. It's a necessary component of self-help community. But Christianity isn't conducted anonymously.

Meditation: On Pride and the Unworthy Servant

It seems like a characteristic of any "winner" is pride. Pride drives "accomplishment" in life. The runner is driven to train harder, to go further in less time. Pride says, "see me - I did it." And the inference is "don't you think I'm amazing?" Pride says: "I feel awesome" after accomplishing that goal. Worse, … Continue reading Meditation: On Pride and the Unworthy Servant

Church Contempt: Recovery Community Meetings

It is no surprise. We regularly endure hearing that there are "significant" reasons why Church Leaders and their congregations won't involve themselves with the Recovery Community. Recovery Community Meetings are a banquet - to serve the Word of Truth, feed the Milk of the Gospel and comfort people in pain. "But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind..."

Best Wishes

Ah the night darkness, darkest before dawn    ...Shadow's longest dwelling, this solstice painNow! Shivering, chills. Season coldest before SpringWhen weakest faith tested, shown strong   ...Through snows hold. Then! Wash'd warm rainsAnd failing hope, restored, our rejoices bring.Bartimaeus 2018 Merry Christmas! Happy New year! Our best wishes. May this Christmas season afford us all the … Continue reading Best Wishes