Friday, December 09, 2011

Nothing better than a song to say how it works! One STEP at a time! Enjoy! Bryan Duncan and check out RADIO REHAB for online RECOVERYsupport and encouragement any time of day or Night!!!!  RADIOREHAB your best friend when there is no one else around!

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Do you have peace?  Do you sleep with sweet dreams?  Can you get rest?  Do you feel joy?

Simple questions but for some we can't answer YES to a single one of those .   Our lives are spent spinning our wheels, wasting energy on futile attempts to control others, situations, events, places or things.  We are angry, resentful and bitter or we are burning with jealousy over another's success or joyful life. We are controlling, we expect others to do things as we think they should be done or we are mad that they won't do it right according to our own distorted perceptions. We follow, set traps or stalk people waiting for them to fail or do it wrong and so then we feel,
"we are entitled" to tell them off as we see fit. On and on the negative energy spews forth from our inner being, driving others, screaming off into the night, away from us because of our personal insanities we are tormented with.  To be associated with us is like swallowing poison!  Unpleasant to everyone but sadly, we don't see it!

Self-Test Clue: is this you?

A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.  ~Dave Barry,

So, where do we draw the line with people "doing it wrong" all the time? 
#1 Let people LIVE!
 #2 Mind your own business! 

We are the insane ones to be the "activity police" of someone else's behaviors.  Let it go and take our OWN control issues to a support group before we destroy every decent relationship we have.  We have got to find out what drives us with such grandiosity to think, " it's my way or they are an idiot" mentality.  It's not them.  It is US, we are the sick ones needing help.  Save yourself and get into recovery today while you still have any friends.  Even if ALREADY, nobody likes being around you GET HELP ANYWAY.  Support groups or a therapist for anger issues and severe controlling tendencies are available in 12-step recovery.   Try a Celebrate Recovery near you.  Miracles are happening there and you can be set free and live a life of joy and peace!  It's true there is HOPE!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Crazy Seal Beach Salon Murders

What? Why?  HOW does someone shoot their child's MOM and 8 innocent people?  How do we make sense of life's darkest tragedy's?   How does healing and restoration begin?  What do these things teach us?

#1 We live in a poisoned and toxic world.
#2 Don't be caught DEAD without Jesus!
#3 There is this temporary life and then FOREVER comes after we each, like it or NOT, sooner later,     we will leave this world.

If you were to die today, are you READY to meet the Almighty in the condition you are in? Yes or NO?
God does promise to take all things and work them for good for those who are in Christ Jesus.  That includes all the things, that seem unforgiveable, that we ourselves have done.

We pray that these people involved and who are affected receive everything that they need. Help,grace and mercy that can only come from our Higher Power.  Amen

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

JUST for today
and surrender to God's will for YOU! 
It's gonna be way better than you think!
Find someplace to be alone and read and pray and sunshine doesn't hurt either!

Monday, August 15, 2011

  • WHY do we get in SELF- DESTRUCT mode anyway?

  • Hopefully it's only out of sheer ignorance. This site will change all that for you now. At some point we will become accountable for what we know.

    Perhaps we have trigger buttons that get pushed that cause us to compulsively do what we know isn't good for us. These triggers can be from something from childhood, a memory or hurt that makes us feel a certain way so that we must self medicate to comfort ourselves. Sounds deep, like mumbo jumbo but perhaps it's something to consider ...why we do what we do? Or why do we eat what we eat? So why do we eat, drink, or smoke our way into a crippling illness?!?
  • Consider the idea of H.A.L.T. behind wrongful eating choices etc:

  • Depression Tips:Get help. Have a new plan and recognize the tendency to be depressed. Watch for the red flags and take action whether genetics or past loss or abuse; get therapy to work through it. Take meds, say YES to drugs on this one if indicated to get you balanced out or over the hump and into counseling !
    Get sunshine, rest and fresh air. Go outside! Exercise!
    Get connected in a support group. Call a friend!
    Go to church. Seek God. Pray. Read Scripture! Psalm 16.
    Give back in service somehow. Don't isolate, call a friend!
    Get healthy! Watch the triggers and lousy sugar diet triggers.
    Get new music. Go to the movies!
    Read a new book. Call a friend!
    No friends? Be a friend to someone! Ecclesiastics 4:9-12
    Go on vacation. Get a massage!
    Do something for yourself. A hobby!
    Feed the homeless!
    Find a 'safe person' (ie: therapist, sponsor) to share the secret, dark places of your heart, that hurt and that abuse that happened so long ago that you are still hiding the truth of today!
  • God Bless you! Oh yeah.....Call a friend!

  • Educate yourself on emotional health issues from the best resources we know of:

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Tuesday, June 07, 2011

No matter how hard we try to deny it, the fruit is plain to everyone but us sometimes.  The longer we abuse what God has given the sooner our home will not be habitable. 
Sooner or later we will have to move out if we are not being a good steward of our house!  So also, should we abuse our body for years and years it will not last.  With God there is always HOPE!  With help we can get things back in order and getting back on track will breathe new life in what seemed like a hopeless scenario.  In 12 Steps we find help, hope and healing with the comfort of others who are just like us!  With some support we can get this thing trimmed back and some windows replaced and new construction repairs and it will again be filled with warmth and laughter welcoming those who need some restoration too!! Nobody would have thought it possible but MIRACLES happen in 12-Step recovery.  Keep coming back!

Monday, May 30, 2011

If it looks like a duck,
If it walks like a duck,
If it sounds like a duck.........
It is NOT rocket science folks!

Have you been thinking lately it might be a duck? All that rationalizing is DENIAL!
( Even though this is a picture of geese! )

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change,
and the courage to change the things I can
and I need the wisdom to know the difference!
Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace.
Taking as Jesus did this sinful world as it is, NOT as I would have it!
Trusting that you can make all things right,
as I surrender to your will so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy forever with YOU in the next!

Having said that, What else is there to say really?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

12-steps qualification QUIZ!

12-steps qualification QUIZ!
GOT hope? Hope for living is really a by-product of surrender. If we surrender our will to one who has all power to help us recover and do for us what we are unable to do for ourselves, then out of our own despair and misery springs forth hope. I place my life into the hands of my Higher Power, the King of all Kings and Lord of all Lords, yes my higher power is Jesus Christ himself! Thank God for God I always say! This boy shares a wonderful hope for our future! There is so much more to look forward to than the little bit we see here and now! Enjoy... Heaven is for REAL!

Monday, March 07, 2011

OH my! Sorry CHARLIE!
Charlie Sheen is daily acting out for us how obnoxious the toxic effects of a raging addiction can be.  So this is a reminder of what we all can look like to others when we are OUT there doing it, full of that natural narcissism, entitlement and selfishness kicked up in high gear!  Too bad he can't be cured by a good smacking to do us all a favor and just SHUT UP!  Truly, for his sake we pray his bottom comes up quickly!   All that wealth is only an empowerment to making a Bigger fool of thyself! Ouch! Sorry Charlie!

Thursday, January 06, 2011

In all the celebrating someone asked, "What is your New Years resolution?"  My response in an instant is to stay as happy as we are right now!  To keep the peace I have that guides me daily. To keep it simple, enjoy life as it unfolds and to pay forward all the kindness that comes my way!   Happy New Year everyone, good things ahead for every good choice we make!