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The Loop Station

Today was a rainy, overcast Saturday one week before Christmas eve. I got up early this morning and headed up to The Lab to continue dialing in my…

A Spiritual Inventory

Spirituality is the aspect of recovery that I think most often gets overlooked. Some of us are very comfortable embracing spirituality, but for others it feels weird or uncomfortable. A…

Grandma Hates Me

Grandma called me a simple-minded, boring, little cretin who can’t live without a night light. She told me I take orders from an imaginary sky fairy that tells…

The Burning Building

A buddy of mine is a firefighter and an EMT and he has some amazing stories to tell. He just got back from helping to fight the wildfires…

The Order of Importance

I had a very interesting question put to me by one of my atheist friends on Twitter. It seemed a simple query at first, but turned out to…

The Pagan Roots of Christianity

One of the most common accusations leveled against me by my favorite Twitter atheist, whom I only know by the pseudonym “Thomas Doubtmoore”, is that I am not…

What’s A Christian To Do?

I live in a land-locked state so whenever I visit an ocean side city, even on a quick business trip, I make it a point to spend at…

A Moral Inventory

I’ll be honest, things are going to get a little uncomfortable. This is the step in the recovery process where things start to get very real.  It’s a good…

On The Golden Ratio

I’ve been enjoying a website called Highbrow for a few months now. Their tagline is “Learn Something New Every Day”, and they deliver 5-minute lessons to your inbox…

On Turning Over Our Lives

When a regular Joe like me teaches a recovery lesson I think it’s most likely to be useful—or at least interesting—to start from exactly where I am myself.  I’m…

Misguided or Misleading?

I’ve long held that the primary objections atheists have against Christianity are emotional in nature, rather than intellectual. This doesn’t make their objections any less valid, in my…

A True Contradiction?

It’s a tricky thing to engage an atheist in a debate over scriptural interpretation. They are by definition approaching the Biblical writings under numerous presuppositions; namely that God doesn’t…