Sometimes quickly, sometimes slowly

Sometimes quickly sometimes slowly… Life is full of challenges especially when we are recovering from addiction or alcoholism.  So I am gonna let you in on a secret, shhhhhhh, don’t tell anyone!  We have done some damage, left a wake of damage behind us!  We do not think right when we are using and it … Read more

A sense of urgency

What does it take to win in life?  I can sum it up with two words, “Commitment” and “Urgency”.   These two words are more powerful than any other two words I can think of.  Belief?  Surely it is important, to believe; “I can do it” or “to believe God will help me”, or “God … Read more

Get ’em in, Get ’em off, Get ’em out!

“Find the good. It’s all around you. Find it, showcase it and you’ll start believing in it.”  – Jesse Owens My goal over the past twelve or so years has been to look for the positive in everything  first.  I wish I could report to you that I have not failed in that mission.  What I … Read more

Pro-active recovery

Twenty-seven years ago today I walked out from under the supervision of the New York State Department of Correctional Services.  I have never returned with the exception of the times I have visited a friend,  during my work or my ministry.   Many people have not been as fortunate.  Many people get on the merry-go-round … Read more

Fly like a bumblebee

“Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn’t know that so it goes on flying anyway.” – Mary Kay Ash I am sure we have all heard the story of the frog and the scorpion.  In this case it bears repeating.  A frog and a scorpion sit by the side of the … Read more

Adversity and success

“When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” — Sydney J. Harris Without recovery the “what” is a terrible alternative!  What exactly is the what? Homeless, prisoner of the department of corrections, failure, or possibly death.  Each of us has our personal stories of where we … Read more

Hope for a bright future

“When we recall the past, we usually find that it is the simplest things—not the great occasions—that in retrospect give off the greatest glow of happiness.” — Bob Hope As we grow in the recovered life we begin to change the way we think.  Whereas in the past we seemed to look back at our … Read more

Overcoming Objections

I personally suggest that everyone should at one time in life take a sales course.  I realize that not everyone is or wants to be a sales person however, we all sell on a daily basis.  We sell to ourselves whether we will take the risk to awaken and start the day right on to … Read more