The Faith To Finish

On April 10, 2014, Justin was our 107th graduate of His Way.  It took him seven months to graduate our six month program.  But here is why. Due to circumstances beyond his control, by the time Justin’s six month graduation date arrived he was nearly $1,000 behind on his recovery fees.  Therefore, he was unable…

AA & Me

After a good meeting, I was inspired to write a few things. One person in particular sparked a part of me that needs to listen at this time. On speaking of going through the steps, this man repeated that if you are having trouble with a particular step, it is probably not that step that’s…

A Father’s Affirmation

My 87 year old father had just put out an email request to the family.  He recently had to change his vehicle license plate and received a new number, AOF 0073.  In my father’s always creative way, he wanted the letters “AOF” to mean something.  He had decided that the “OF” would best represent him…

A True Anointing

Sims was sharing his testimony of deliverance through Jesus Christ with the other residents at His Way.  Every resident before they graduate the first six months of our program must teach a graduation class.  Usually the class is a personal testimony accounting the ravages that addiction brought their lives, what they have come to understand…

What God Cannot Do

In this journey that we call the Christian walk, I have experienced the indescribable joy of being on the mountain top, enjoying intimate fellowship with my Creator. I have also known the fear, doubt, guilt, and shame of enduring seemingly endless valleys when God seems to be far away. Through all of this, it has…

Happy Thanksgiving!

In sailing, one sets his sail to catch the wind. The set of the sail is sometimes called the attitude. If one sets their attitude to capture God’s wind of grace, this combination of an attitude set to catch God’s grace fills a life full of Gratitude (Grace + Attitude) and propels them into God’s…

A Thanks For Suffering

One of my great family Thanksgiving traditions is going to a church member’s log cabin up in the hills of rural Alabama. Several of us that are living too far away from our biological families gather there every year to enjoy an old fashion Thanksgiving fellowship.  Right before we eat, we form a large circle…

You Are A Son Of God!

At His Way, we teach that the life of recovery is living out the kingdom character of the beatitudes.  Jesus states that that character begins with realizing your poverty of spirit, the bankruptcy of your own spirit.  This beatitude begins our journey in the kingdom of heaven while the remaining beatitudes reflect the pattern of…

A Summertime Romance Ends

We met her at the beginning of the summer.  My sister-in-law called her, “Natasha”.  I first met her in a crepe myrtle tree near our house, a beautiful black and yellow garden spider that had spun an intricate and beautiful web in our tree.  But when I went back again during my next weekend yard…