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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

How to Keep a Recovery Inventory Balanced

  Step 4: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. There is lots of talk in recovery about keeping our inventories balanced. It is somewhat confusing. The CR Inventory Worksheet, like the one in the image above, was

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Posted in Recovery Principles

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

I Walked this Road Before

As a Celebrate Recovery leader, I get the pleasure of watching God at work and speaking into others’ lives.  It’s not because I’m a trained recovery professional or a therapist.  It’s because I’ve walked this road before and experienced the

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Posted in Recovery Principles, Sharing Our Stories

Using Our Weaknesses to Serve God

Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Step 12, the last step in the Celebrate Recovery program—giving back, sharing

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Posted in 12 Steps, Recovery Principles

Come Hungry to the Table

When I started recovery several years ago, I was hungry. No, I don’t mean that I was literally hungry for food. Although at Thanksgiving time, that would be a natural assumption. I was hungry for change. The hunger for change

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Posted in Recovery Principles

Daily Inventory Leads to Defining Moment with Family

Step 10 – We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. I was in the early stages of my recovery process and trying to parent two teenagers. One of them had found his voice,

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Posted in 12 Steps, Sharing Our Stories
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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