The Shame Cycle

I have been working on my PTSD for the past 6 years now. One thing that really stands out, no matter how much I try, is the shame. Shame is where you believe you ARE the bad thing.…

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Strong Holds of the Mind

Imagine a wall larger than your house standing in front of you. This wall surrounds you on all sides as a perfectly smooth circle. It’s covered in acid that burns you as you touch it. All you have…

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Mental Health and The Church

Recently I have seen firsthand how mental health affects us. I was taking a medication that poisoned me. It was useful for the back pain I was going through. After the surgery, I continued to take it because…

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Fear Out of Focus

Have you ever been afraid to tell someone something? To confess something to someone? Especially if you knew it would hurt them? For me, it was admitting I cheated on my wife the second time. I was afraid…

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Drama Llama

Have you ever met someone who can turn an anthill into a mountain? They may be a drama llama.

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Generational Curse

As I read throughout the old testaments, I often see generational curses. The first and biggest is death. After Eve took of the fruit and gave it to Adam and he ate it too. After that, we were…

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Recovery, Why do we get stuck

So, it’s towards the end of the year. Many of us in recovery have gone through the steps, but sometimes, we get stuck. Why do we get stuck? There are a few reasons why we get stuck. Let’s…

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Story of Recovery

Today I wanted to tell you the story of Naaman in relationship to recovery. The story of Naaman can be found in 2 kings 5. “Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He…

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Anger

Last night I walked into the bathroom to brush my teeth like normal. I grabbed my toothpaste. I noticed it was squeezed almost empty by one of the kids. I’m a roller person. I grab my toothpaste and…

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