The importance of prayer and meditation

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 [...]

Hope for our journey

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 [...]

Our Refuge and Our Fortress

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

Nature and Power of Belief and Hope

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 [...]