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Eyes On The Prize

Developing a Support Network Worksheet

This worksheet will help you in identifying your present support network and assist you in building a stronger support network.

Risk: Stories Worth Telling (Part 4)

“Nobody could possibly understand how it feels.”

“If people knew what I really think, they wouldn’t want to be near me.”

“I’m sure I’m the only person who feels like this.”

“I can’t let anyone know what I’ve done. They’d despise me.”

Have you ever said, or thought, any of these? I have.

Relationships: Stories Worth Telling (Part 3)

I’ve been spending a lot of time recently with a young man who’s on a difficult journey. He wants everyone to learn from his experiences.

Everyone.

Truth: Stories Worth Telling (Part 1)

Do you think your story is worth telling?

I believe the answer is emphatically “Yes!”

Hope: Stories Worth Telling (Part 2)

I believe your story might be your greatest gift.

We all live in stories. God reveals Himself through stories. Your particular story incorporates a unique combination of experiences and relationships. It’s a gift, and the highest use for any gift is to enjoy it and share it in service to others.

Don’t Make Me Your Project

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. Saint Augustine

“I hate feeling like I’m someone else’s project!”

I’d just finished sharing part of my story with the group. I expressed my gratitude for the people who wove the story of Relentless Grace and my belief that God sent this small circle of folks who refused to let me quit on life.

The Lord is My Sponsor

    The Lord is my sponsor, I shall not want.
    He maketh me go to many meetings.
    He leadeth me to sit back, relax and listen with an open mind.
    He restoreth my soul, my sanity and health.

What's the Difference Between a Sponsor and a Therapist?

1) Your sponsor isn't all that interested in the "reasons" you drank.

2) Your therapist thinks your root problem is your lack of self-esteem, negative self-image, and your poor self-concept. Your sponsor thinks your problem is a 3-letter word w/no hyphens... YOU.

3) Your therapist wants u to pamper your 'inner child.' Your sponsor thinks it ought to be 'Spanked' or 'Taken out and Shot!'

The Role of an Accountability Partner

I can not give you solutions to all of life's problems, doubts, or fears.
But I can listen to you, and together we will search for answers.

I can not change your past with all its heartache and pain,
nor the future with its untold stories.
But I can be there now when you need me to care.

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