Sometimes ya just got to add some good old fashion ROCK'N ROLL to your recovery. Why does everything always have to be recovery this and recovery that? We got clean and or sober to live and enjoy life so let's rock out a little. The Monty'man shares his three favorite long playing rock songs of all time. These may not be your favorites but they are classic. We hope you enjoy this special broadcast of the Take 12 Recovery Radio Show.
The Character Quality of Attentiveness
Opposite Quality - Unconcern.
Listening to our conscience and the prompting of God's Spirit in order to learn God's moral standards and will. Learning who to be attentive to, what to listen for and who to listen to.
Making an effort to pay attention to life, recovery and others.
Closing Song: Reach Out by Hillary Roberts.
The Character Quality of Faith / Vital to those in true recovery!
Opposite Quality - Presumption.
Learning the basis of a healthy relationship with God. Developing an unshakable confidence in God's Word. Visualizing God's will and acting upon it. Investing our time and our recovery in things that count for eternity. We will also be stirring the pot as it relates to some very controversial issues. Take 12 Firework Trivia Game and good all around fun. Closing song: Step by Step by Bryan Duncan.
Gratefulness / Opposite Quality - Unthankfulness.
Definition: Learning to recognize the benefits which God and others have provided. Looking for appropriate ways to express genuine appreciation. Learning to give all expectations to God.
Do you make it a habit to thank God and others for the many little things in life that others tend to take for granted? How many people can you think of who have benefited your life in the past? How many of these people have you personally thanked? Do you share with others how various ones have helped you in the past? Do you express sincere appreciation for a gift that you know you can't use?
Closing Song: "STRONG" by Karen Taylor-Good
Is alcoholism a moral failing or a medical condition? Many would say being an alcoholic is a sin and a stink in the nose of God. Others would claim it is a disease and can not be cured. So which is it?
After we discuss this issue we will move to our second topic. What part does the act of forgiveness play in our recovery? Is it necessary for us to forgive others if we are to be free from the bondage of self? Closing Song: Put Your Hand in the Hand by Ocean.
Definition: Learning to organize and care for personal possessions. Giving attention to personal grooming. Learning to write legibly. Opposite Quality: Disorganization, Sloppiness.
Do you collect things that have little or no use? Do you have a place for everything you own? Do you put things away after using them? Do your clothes and appearance let people know you respect the way God made you? These may seem like silly questions but when we review our day, our inventory and our life, should we not consider neatness? Closing song: "Im Yours" by Jason Mraz
Learning to enjoy present possessions rather than desiring new or additional ones. Learning to control curiosity. Learning to enjoy times of being alone. These are keys to our recovery of we are going to be at peace and experience the serenity we so often seek. Are you a person of contentment or do you strive to keep up with the Jones's. Do you require more money, more things or constant affirmation from others in order to be content in your own skin?
Learning the importance of limitations and the meaning of the word "no." Responding to the wishes of God, parents, and others in authority. Yielding the right to have the final decision. These are the elements of the character, obedience. Not always our first thought as people in recovery who are used to getting and demanding our own way, our rights and placing expectations on others.
Closing song "To Obey is Better Than Sacrifice" by Keith Green.
Learning to be a reliable messenger. Gaining approval of others without misrepresenting the facts. Facing the consequences of a mistake.
How many of us believe that we never lie, or that we are always truthful? What part does being truthful play in our recovery, our families and our jobs? Should we always tell the truth regardless of the outcome? Closing song "Don't Ya Lie To Me" Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughn.
Are you a person of your word? Do you follow through with your commitments or do you back out of things and say nothing? What does your character speak of when people hear your name, see your face or communicate with you? How do you handle people that lack integrity? Is integrity a part of your recovery process? Join the gang as we cover some of these issues as they relate to this week's topic: Integrity. Closing song, Ready to Surrender by Michael Purington