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.
The Monty'man broadcast from the beautiful Prescott Court House Plaza in Prescott, Arizona at the 5th Annual Hope Fest. Interviews with members of different community services and stories of experience, strength and hope as well as recovery and positive music and an interview with this year's featured recording artist, Mr. Todd Agnew, the Hope Fest Co-Founders and much more.
Have you ever met someone who just didn't like you and you didn't know why? Perhaps you can think of people you don't like and you may or may not be able to put your finger on the reason. Are there people in recovery, church or work that just drive you crazy and you hate running into them? Join Toni, Bruce and the Monty'man as they ask the question, "Is it alright to not like someone, does there have to be a reason and what is the solution? Who is the real enemy? Closing song: "My Jesus" by Todd Agnew
What does it mean to be a true friend? Are friendships the same as acquaintances or does it go deeper than that? Can you be a close friend with a member of the opposite sex without sex? Are friends sometimes toxic? Is there a time to say good-bye to a true friend? What are some of the characteristics of a true friend? Join the Monty'man, Bruce and Toni as they discuss this week's topic. Also we get a great surprise as one of our former Co-Host visits the radio station. Closing song: "The Heel of the Bread" by Jerry Vandiver
From the Archive Zone comes another show from the best of Take 12 Recovery Radio. Some of these shows go back as far as 2004 when we first began broadcasting. Because so many of you have requested shows from our past broadcast we will be bringing many of them back to you here each Wednesday for your enjoyment. Shows include the Coffee with the Coffey’s Open Forum Wednesdays, Interviews with recording artist, clinicians, authors, treatment professionals and personal stories of experience, strength and hope. If you love trivia, Ed D. is the trivia king. If you love recovery music, Monty brings you some of the world’s best and if you love good healthy recovery talk radio, you will find it right here. So enjoy and please “Like” the show and follow us on PodOMatic.
It is not uncommon to hear allot of profanity in our Twelve Step recovery meetings, but is it healthy? Is it normal and simply should be expected or are there better ways to express oneself? Does profanity spoken cause stress or does it release stress? Does profanity help or hinder those in recovery? How do we deal with being offend when profanity is spoken? Is profanity a sign that something is going on at a deeper level of our lives? Are these just words or do they carry power? These questions will be addressed on this broadcast of the Take 12 Recovery Radio Show with Toni J., Bruce H. and the Monty'man. We close out today’s show with the song “The Shrink and the Drunk” by Michael Purington.