Category Archives: recovery groups

Making lovely places in your life

I can’t make human society a lovely place; but with Jesus’ help I can make my own mind and heart lovely places. Let Jesus’ presence & power open like a flower in your life. A flower flows with inner life. … Continue reading

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Are you happy now?

Self-focus forfeits happiness. Asking, “Am I happy?” opens the door to unhappiness. A key ingredient in the pursuit of happiness is self-forgetting. You are the one who is painting the canvas of your life. How you doing with it? Could … Continue reading

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Let’s meet . . .

Let’s meet as a bouquet of Christ-followers, all radiating His glory together. Let’s meet like a box of chocolates, all sharing Jesus’ sweetness with one another. Let’s meet as a bunch of grapes, all clustered & connected to Christ the … Continue reading

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R U N Jesus’s living water?

A description of whitewater can’t match experiencing it. If you are a Christ-follower, Christ is in you. Is His living water running in your heart? R U N (Are you in) Jesus’ living water? Christianity is a victorious lifestyle, not a … Continue reading

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First century therapy groups . . .

A First Century Therapy Group . . . –The early Christ-followers formed therapy groups to help them heal from the dysfunction in their culture and in their personal lives. There is a description of how those therapy groups met to … Continue reading

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What’s in your fridge?

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Are Christians dying for dialogue in church services?

The most effective group communication depends on dialogue, sharing ideas, and personal interaction. A monologue reduces attempted communication to passively listening to one person’s ideas. That may work in an authoritarian environment, but it fails to build relationship. Nowadays churches … Continue reading

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