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The Impossible Made Possible

Originally posted on Who Moved My Tree:
Yesterday was a good day, but it was also bittersweet.  We celebrated the life of a man I had only known for about 3 years.  But, in those 3 years, he was a…

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Posted in Sharing Our Stories, Testimonies

Monica Lewinsky: Turning her Pain into Good

Lately I’ve been viewing life through the lens of the identity challenges we face.  Monica Lewinsky’s recent TED Talk, The Price of Shame, was ripe with examples of the intense scrutiny, shame, and pain we face in the process of

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Posted in Recovery Principles, Sharing Our Stories

The Role of Therapy in Christian Recovery

If you’ve been in recovery for any length of time, you may have sought the wisdom and emotional expertise of a professional counselor.  We may seek a therapist for a rough patch related to our present circumstances, or develop a

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Posted in Recovery Principles

At Home for the Holidays?

Laugh all you want at the above caption, but it rings true for many people in or out of recovery circles.  Seeing this at a church service I recently attended brought up some reminders of how recovery has helped me

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Posted in Recovery Principles, Sharing Our Stories

CR Mission Update 5 – Two Months Later

Today marks two months since I (Ardis Nelson, a member of the CR leadership team at PLCC) taught at the seminar to introduce Celebrate Recovery to churches in Rivas, Spain, a suburb of Madrid. Since that time, I have returned

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Posted in Ministry Updates

An Attitude of Gratitude: It’s Not Easy

In a few days many of us will join together with others and celebrate a time of connection and of giving thanks for our blessings. Many years ago, before I started recovery, Thanksgiving was the only day of the year

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Posted in Recovery Principles, Sharing Our Stories

Hitting a Home Run for Recovery

Originally posted on Making Me Bold:
After my second viewing of the movie “Home Run” a few days ago, I’m left thinking about the face of recovery and why so many people sit in denial about their issues.  By issues…

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Posted in Recovery Principles
Special Meeting Announcement

Efffective 1/2/2017, official Monday night CR meetings are temporarily suspended. A men's accountability group will be meeting at 7 PM instead (except for Monday holidays). This is an open men's group.

Check the national CR meeting locator for other local programs. (http://locator.crgroups.info/)

Location & Time:
425-392-8636
Monday evenings, 7 PM, men's accountability group, in the UnderGround Cafe.
No meetings on holidays.
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