Yearly Archives: 2015


Making One’s Calling and Election

PRAY 2 Peter 1:3-8 and use your name on the dotted lines. God by your divine power, you have given me ……….. everything to live a godly life. I ………. have received all of this by coming to know you God, the one who called me …….. to himself using his marvellous glory and excellence. And because of your glory and excellence, you have given me ………. a great and precious promise. These are the promises that enable me ……….. to share your divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.   In view of this, I ………. […]


“Live in the NOW”

No matter how traumatic your past or how despairing your present may seem, there is hope for a new day. (Dr. D Stroop 1996 taking) from Forgive our parent, Forgiving ourselves) Forgiveness and the Twelve Steps God help me to make direct amends to people I hurt wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. (We must be careful not to add further injury to those who have hurt us) God help me continued to take personal inventory and when I was wrong promptly admitted it. (It is natural that our recovery; our growth toward wholeness; […]


“Keep coming back, it works if you work it”

Wednesday we pray on the first four steps in the twelve step program. Today we pray on Step Five to Step Eight. No matter how traumatic your past or how despairing your present may seem, there is hope for a new day. No longer do you need to rely on others as a power greater than yourself. May you instead find new strength within to be that which God intended – Precious and Free? (Dr. D Stroop 1996 taking) from Forgive our parent, Forgiving ourselves) Forgiveness and the Twelve Steps Pray the next steps: God, I admit to you, to […]


“If nothing changes, nothing changes”

We have each experienced in our own ways the painful trauma of the emptiness of our childhood and relationships throughout our lives. We attempted to use others – our mates, our friends, and even our children, as our sole source of identity, value, and well-being and as a way of trying to restore within us the emotional losses from our childhoods.   (Dr. D Stroop 1996 taking) from Forgive our parent, Forgiving ourselves) Forgiveness and the Twelve Steps While the Twelve Steps to recovery was written for those addicted to alcohol, the Steps have been modified for application to a […]


Submission to the Authorities

(Romans 13:1-7) “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.  3 For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4 for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. […]