The importance of prayer and meditation

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  ~Philippians 4:6, ESV ~  God is listening. He desires to hear from us. Paul, the Apostle, writes to the Church in Thessalonica: Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the … Continue reading The importance of prayer and meditation

Hope for our journey

So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper;  I will not fear; what can man do to me?” ~ Hebrews 13:6, ESV ~ Since we are finding our way through recovery, we become aware of our hope. A genuine and sincere hope for the future. No matter how dire our circumstances appear. There is a divine … Continue reading Hope for our journey

God’s Assurance

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” ~ John 16:33, ESV ~ One is either developing confidence in their recovery, or, are continually plagued with uncertainty and doubt. If we truly surrender our life and will over to … Continue reading God’s Assurance

Who we choose to please

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that … Continue reading Who we choose to please

Our Refuge and Our Fortress

I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust." ~Psalm 91:2 - ESV ~ ~ Read: Genesis 7-8; Psalm 3:1-4; Proverbs 1:20-22; and Matthew 4:1-25 ~ On April 22, 1864, Congress approved the national motto "In God We Trust" to be printed on the 2-cent coins. Thereafter, … Continue reading Our Refuge and Our Fortress

Employment may not be a solution to the homeless crisis in America

The New York Times writer, Matthew Desmond, writes a social commentary on the nature of the homeless crisis in American Society today. His focus is on the nature of how American's perceive employment as a solution toward decreasing homelessness. An excerpt follows from his article. To read the full commentary: Americans Want to Believe Jobs … Continue reading Employment may not be a solution to the homeless crisis in America

Nature and Power of Belief and Hope

Imagine you are walking along a very narrow path. The forest is thick and dark. As you struggle your way along the path, you notice a possible clearing up ahead. In haste, you rush along the path. The clearing becomes more and more welcoming. At last, you take your last step out of the darkness … Continue reading Nature and Power of Belief and Hope