Loss is a normal experience that God designed to develop our identity and purpose over a lifetime. But some losses are not considered legitimate if no one died. The truth is we can be impacted by a broken heart as much by as the death of a loved one. When losses such as a business failure, pet death, abortion, miscarriage, adoption or chronic pain are dismissed by others, we are tempted to believe God doesn’t care either. That we don’t matter. Robbed of our right to grieve these ‘little deaths,’ we learn to hide our pain under false identities and self-defeating behaviors – never realizing we also delay our healing process.
In her memoir, The Road Back to Love, author Yolanda Gorick shares her adventure to escape religious tradition to find God at 18 in the counterculture of the 60s and 70s. When her life is derailed by abortion, miscarriage, divorce and occult religions, she feels lost and abandoned by God. On the brink of divorce, she has a profound encounter with God at a church her husband finds in the Yellow Pages. The Road Back to Love is a powerful story of redemption after loss by the Lover of our soul.
Did you know that when we turn our will and life over to God He gives us authority to reign over our recovery, our life and our world? This is our part that God has given us to live out through Him. Join us as we take a second look at how God sees us through His eyes. Closing song "You Are More" by Tenth Avenue North.
Is it possible for people to give during the Holidays without a personal agenda or do we give with something to gain? If it is true that even in our good deeds there is an element of selfishness therefore do we give for the wrong reasons? What are the right reasons? Is it possible to give with no other reason than to bring joy to the recipient of our giving?
Closing Song: The Christmas Shoes by New Song
It's one thing to be thankful once a year, sit around the table and eat turkey, ham and all the trimmings with friends and family. It's another thing altogether to have an attitude of Thanks-Living each and every day. How do those in recovery show their gratitude, their joy and their victory over life controlling issues?
Closing Song: "Let Our Love Be A Light" by Blake Bolerjack.
Ever wonder why people in Twelve Step support meetings introduce themselves in so many different ways? "Hi I'm John and I'm an alcoholic"; or "My name is Lisa and I'm a drug addict", or "My name is Fred and I'm an alcoholic/addict." On this week's show we will be talking about some of our thoughts on the matter of, WHEN IN ROME. What does that mean and are these introductions important or no big deal. Closing song: In The Rooms by Richie Supa.
As people in recovery we can not afford to allow worldly clamors to distract us from our relationship with God, ourselves and our families. One such clamor is the distraction of this year's election, debates and the horrible way in which many people who claim to love God end up treating each other because of differences in political persuasion. On today's show we ask the question: Where is our trust; Is it in God or man? Do we filter our politics and government through our faith in God or do we filter God through our politics and government? We will not tell you how to vote, nor will we disclose who we are voting for but these questions must be addressed.
Many of us lived life in the fast lane when it came to our drinking and drugging but the question is, did we have a choice? Were we powerless over our active drug and alcohol use or could we make a moral decision to not pick up? Is it possible to have the power of choice and then lose it? Can we ever regain the ability to make the right choice and if so, how? Join the Monty'man, Toni J., Bruce H., and Marv R. as they discus this weeks topic. Closing song: "I Want to Live Like That" by Beth Champion Mason.