Embracing Humility

Embracing Humility When a person admits they are powerless and must have God intervene in their life for one reason or another this request should come from a place of humility. Being humble enough to admit defeat in the face of an adversary should knock a person off their “high-horse” but then to actually need to get down from the “high-horse”, well, that’s a whole other level of defeat. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that a Power greater…

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New Life

New Life Tuesday October 8, 2002 I walked into my first AA meeting to declare before someone that I had a problem and needed help. My life was a disaster. Sunday December 8, 2002 I “came to” for the last time and Jesus Christ had finally gotten ahold of me. Or I finally surrendered in earnest and removed myself from the picture. This was the first time in my life that I understood, completely, how hopeless and how little control I had over my life. Something outside of me was…

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GOD CARES ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL

GOD CARES ABOUT HOW YOU FEEL by Brian Borgman for Core Christianity When I was a new believer in the early 1980s, it seemed I was in a constant tug-of-war. I read and heard that emotions are just the caboose; the engine is fact. The coal car is faith, and the caboose is feelings. The train will run fine on fact and faith; feelings are optional. But feelings never felt optional. On the other side of the rope, emotions were a requirement. If you were “touched by God,” you would…

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A Random Person – Nobody

A Random Person – Nobody It is my desire to be no one special, no one to remember but rather just a random person that reflected our Lord’s love and light so that others may see and hear. There is no by-line for these daily devotionals as they are a gift from God and the words are those of the Holy Spirit using these hands to type out the letters. The goal is to show people, especially the new person, that are lost and attempting to make the changes needed…

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The Flavor of Salt

The Flavor of Salt Days, weeks and seasons come and go before our eyes. We believe and we lose sight of our belief. Our Father knew this would happen and Jesus explains to us that it does happen. What are we to do about it and how do we overcome our unbelief? Are we suppose to or are we to continue learning, forgetting and relearning that when danger arrives our Father is there to shield us from harm? Love triumphs over evil. If we don’t believe that very simple premise…

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Looking Forward and Turning Away

Looking Forward and Turning Away One can both look forward and behind at the same time. Neither can someone move both north and south at the same time. I am either a recovered alcoholic or a practicing alcoholic, I am not both. I either follow Jesus Christ, believe He is the Son of Man or believe He is a liar. There is no in-between, there is no two ways. He either is or isn’t. After we reach our conclusion we must live with that decision and live according to that…

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Dinning With Sinners

Dinning With Sinners I actually left the church a number of years ago due to the fact there is much more emphasis on spreading the Gospel off shore rather than right here at home. It always appeared to be a way for a handful of people to see the world, at the expense of others, instead of focusing on the reality of helping the people right around the corner. My view has not changed in more than 30 years, nor do I see it changing before I leave this world.…

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Wealth or Riches?

Wealth or Riches? When we are young and filled with ideas of how our lives will be most of us see ourselves as being wealthy and having lots of money. Then, reality sets in and most, not all, but a significant portion of us realize we are not going to be fabulously wealthy and flying around the world in our private jet. We must accept this as fact. Some of us learn along the way about the riches that already fill our lives, others take the long road and, still…

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