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Spinach in my teeth

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Do you have someone in your life willing to tell you even the tough stuff? Someone that you have given permission to tell you about your blind spots?
Someone that will point out the spinach in your teeth?


Author Wayne Goodall reminds me in my reading to look for the following things when looking for a mentor:
Find someone in that...
Their message is worth remembering
Their life is worth living
Their faith is worth imitating

Note: Rememeber your sponsor is human and will let you down, they are human. Check out the video on Sponsor and Accountability Partners




For more information about Celebrate Recovery contact Rodney at 479-659-3679 or roholmstrom@fellowshipnwa.org

A GRACE THAT IS ENOUGH

So there I was, sitting in CR Worship this past Friday night, just minding my own business worshipping God when the Holy Spirit interrupted me and asked me about the words I was singing. The song at that moment was Your Grace is Enough and at that moment in the song, we were singing the first chorus:
Your grace is enough,
Your grace is enough,
Your grace is enough for me!

Years ago when I was in my early twenties, I was first starting out in ministry I had the fortunate experience to spend some quality time with a worship leader named Bob Fitts talking about the nature of worship. Like our own David Attebery, Bob has the gift to lead folks to the very throne room of God, and allow their hearts to be prepared to what God has to say. Bob made a statement about worship that has stuck with some 20+ years now. He said that worship is either declaration or adoration. Declaration is the testimony of who God is; or what His character is like; or about His nature; or about what He has done; i…

CELEBRATE RECOVERY RAP

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This is a fantastic video by one of our sister CR's here locally. St. James Missionary Baptist Church




For info on Celebrate Recovery contact Rodney at 479-659-3679 or roholmstrom@fellowshipnwa.org

Life Preserver

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Ever felt like you were helpless when seeing a friend drowing in dysfunction adn yet they won't grab ontot he tool you are throwing to them? What do we do when they won't grab onto the Life Preserver?






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The Different Kinds of "help me"

The Different Kinds of "help me"
Sometimes "Help me!" is really "help me keep doing what I'm doing, even though it's really not working for me anymore." (I guess that would be classified as enabling, if you buy into that one).
Sometimes "Help me!" is "help me keep doing what I'm doing, because it's about to work, but I've run out of time/resources." I guess to do that would actually be helping.

Sometimes "Help me!" is "I don't want to have to do anything to make a change or come up with an answer -- plus if you do it all I can blame you if I don't like it or it doesn't work out."
And sometimes it's "I don't know what to do to make a change, please show me."

I know I'm painting with a pretty broad brush here -- it's just struck me lately how sometimes the best way I can help someone -- as a friend, family member or sponsor -- is to stop and consider which of the…

The Trap of Entitlement

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The Trap of Entitlement
…There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection. Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were put to death by stoning; they were sawed in two; they were killed by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground. - Hebrews 11:35-38 (NIV)
“I've worked much harder, been jailed more often, beaten up more times than I can count, and at death's door time after time. I've been flogged five times with the Jews' thirty-nine lashes, beaten by Roman rods three times, pummeled with rocks once. I've been shipwrecked three times, and immersed in the open sea for a night and a day. In hard traveling year in and year out, I've had to ford rivers, fend off robbers, struggle with friends, struggle with …

What is Codependency? Am I Codependent?

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8 Reasons Why It Is Wrong and Dangerous...

This is good stuff and a great reminder in keeping our marriages healthy. See link...

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For information about Celebrate Reocvery contact Rodney at 479-659-3679 or roholmstrom@fellowshipnwa.org