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On Monday, we celebrated our graduation from the 12-step program called Regeneration. It was incredible. The night was filled with an unexpected level of joy. At the same time, there was a temptation to pat myself on the back for what had been accomplished. I had made it through the year long process called Regen. I’d pushed through the hard steps. I’d crossed the finish line with a smile on my face. While those statement are kind of accurate, they…

I was scrolling through YouTube the other day and came across this trailer. It’s pretty awesome. There’s a few aspects which stood out to me and yet the quote at the end is what hits my heart the hardest. Video Copyright: [GoPro] The line ‘the mountain is just a backdrop for you against yourself. It’s as far as you want to take it.’ Both of those sentences are great and I’m going to tackle one at a time. If I don’t…

I don’t tend to be a ‘stop and smell the roses’ kind of guy. I enjoy the smell of roses and I’ll take a moment to enjoy them. This endeavor will have a hard time distracting me from whatever goal I am charging towards though. When I wake up most days, I ask myself what are things I have to get done today and what are today’s highlights. These highlights don’t have to be jumping out of a helicopter and…

I love stories. One of my favorite things in stories is when something small or subtle solves a big problem. There is nothing quite like the moment I realize something I’ve underestimated or forgotten about saves the day. I am a big fan of those twists and I got the unique pleasure of experiencing them during my recovery process. Before I go on, I’ll give a little more context to make sure we’re all on the same page. It’s easy…

Have you ever owned something custom made just for you? I’ve been thinking about this today as I reflect on the process of going through Regen. If you haven’t been following the blog, I am working through a Christ centered 12 step program called Regeneration. The 12 steps aren’t about getting rid of something which plagues me. They’re about gaining something priceless. Going through the steps is helping transform my faith into a more personal and unique relationship with the…

In a recent post, I talked about my thought life. One of the questions in my 12-step book made me realize my thoughts stood in stark contrast to the clean appearance of my life. While my actions seemed to worship God, my thoughts worshipped idols like dating and success. Thoughts are powerful. They can impact our hearts, emotions, and motivations. Some of my thoughts are filled with bitterness and the poison me. These thoughts have been making my heart sick…

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