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With Him, ALL is possible

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What is Celebrate Recovery?

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The Word and Worship

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“So, how’s your time in the Word going?” That’s a question one of my first mentors asked me on a regular basis. It wasn’t about him hounding me or trying to make me feel guilty. It was all about simple, yet profound truths about the Bible that we knew were true and life-changing. So, we agreed to help each other in staying “in the Word” – in the Bible. Why? Don’t some people just call it another religious book written by a bunch of guys running around in togas and sandals? Yeah, that has been said, but it has been proven to be far more than that. And, it IS far more than that. (For more about this, see www.josh.org and click on “Can I Trust the Bible?”). It is God’s written Word – His loving instruction to us, His cherished creation. Absolutely reliable. Totally true. And, it’s more than info. It is filled with the truth we need. And, it is filled with power!

Psalm 119:25 “I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.”

Let’s go back to the original question: How’s …

He "tries" to Steal, Kill and Destroy

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"The thief's purpose is to steal, kill and destroy...." John 10:10a
It is such a reminder when I talk to people in the middle of their junk and misery and see the true heartache and utter heartbreak how we are so similar in so many ways.
In our junk, we truly believe that we are the worst any one has ever seen. "No one is as bad as I am..." “If anyone knew who I really am”
That is exactly where the enemy wants us to stay in our junk.
The fact of the matter is if we are hurting, if we are in a mess that is bringing heart break to us, to our family, (usually in conjunction) the enemy wants us to believe that we are damaged goods. The enemy would have us believe that there is no hope for us in our life.
That, my friend, is a big lie. He does come to steal, kill and destroy what God made and called good. Again, he wants us to stay where we are and focus on the mess rather than the solution.
When we are in our junk, we tend to bow our head into our stuff, focusing on …

Staying Hungry in the Recovery Process

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Celebrate Recovery News Interview

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