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Foundations

As a child, I remember hearing the saying “Don’t build your house upon the sand.” The saying is from the book of Matthew in the Bible. The verse tells you to build your house and faith on a strong foundation, such as a rock. Yet, as a child I was one who lived on an […]

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Velma Was Gay?

No, she was a cartoon I find Twitter awkward to use, but I do have accounts. I have some friends on Twitter so I try to keep up with it. Not very good at it. In their infinite wisdom, Twitter likes to send me random updates from people I don’t know. I guess they feel […]

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Gatekeepers

Throughout history, Gatekeepers were an important part of society. Cities built walls around themselves to protect them from animals and enemies who would destroy the city. It was the Gatekeepers who were placed at the gates to protect the door who were the first line of defense for these towns and cities. In modern days […]

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Humility

Humility does not come easy to us humans or at least not to this human. It was a confusing concept for me to grasp in early sobriety. If I am being totally honest, even today, it can be a bit confusing. Being proud of your accomplishments is a good thing especially if they are genuinely […]

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Out with Old

Sometimes we can get stuck in our ways. We feel comfortable performing the same tasks in the same way at the same time. It makes us feel in charge like we know what we are doing. Yet, sometimes the old ways are what keep us stuck in our ruts and problems. In order to get […]

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Wisdom

When I was newly sober, I remember sitting in meetings and listening to people who had many many years of sobriety. Two thoughts always went through my head. 1. They are lying about how long they have been sober because, come on, really? 2. I wondered, if maybe, someday, I could also gain the wisdom […]

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Promises

When someone made promises, most often politicians on TV, that were baseless and unable to be kept, my mother would reply with “Promises, Promises”. Even as a small child I knew that meant she had no expectation of that promise being kept. Making empty promises is the action of people who say whatever needs to […]

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Co-sign

I knew a lady, a girl really, who was excited because she found someone to finance a car for her. It was one of those outfits that promised to finance even if your credit was bad. Her credit was bad. She had already asked me to co-sign on a car, but I would not. She […]

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Gossip

gos·sip /ˈɡäsəp/ noun:Casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true. One of the hardest things to recognize is gossip. Should be easy, yet I am often caught in the trap of talking about others, sometimes out of malice sometimes out of feigned concern. Talking […]

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Turning Our Will Over

Recognizing that we might need a little help getting back on track in our lives, we come to a weird place. In order to make our lives more manageable, and to have some control, we need to give up control. What a paradox! “Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to […]