Category Archives: recovery

Nashville church that meets like AA, Al-Anon, & NA

Millions of people have found comfort, help, & serenity from various types of support groups, such as, AA, Al-Anon, and NA. Al-Anon’s web site states: “Everyone at the meeting shares as an equal.” It also says: “We help each other … Continue reading

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got excitement? (True Christianity does.)

What is the most exciting thing on earth? It’s gotta be true Christianity. Can anything be more exciting than the living God becoming a human, paying the price for our sins, rising from the dead, and coming to live in … Continue reading

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Doping with performance enhancing words

Doping With Performance Enhancing Words If you dope with the wrong words You’ll be duped into darkness; But if you dope with the right words You will delight in bright light. If you shoot up downer words And they seep … Continue reading

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Foundation of democracy

Ekklesia was the foundation of democracy. Each of the ancient Greek, democratic city-states had held ekklesia through out the year. This was their government. Each city-state had its own ekklesia and was independent. However the city-states did cooperate militarily and … Continue reading

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X marks the spot in Nashville for encouragement, healing, and hope.

Nashville’s spot for encouragement, hope, and healing! Encouragement: Allowing the heart-felt sharing of spiritual insights, releases the power and presence of the living, resurrected Jesus Christ into a group of people. Healing: –Holy Spirit– Spirit stirings In your soul, Heal … Continue reading

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A Stubborn Speaker Meets A Faithful Facilitator (Steps to Berry Street)

An advertisement for C & T Seminars kept coming across my path. It was about a training company owned by a woman named Ernie Froedge. I was a burned out preacher who greatly missed preaching (but not church politics and … Continue reading

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Lay Down The Lies & Live In The Light

Living by lying, Masquerading with myths, Drama-dancing with deceit, While covered in conceit, Leaves life lost and lousy. The Bible lights up the truth; No masks, no cover-up; No revisionist history; Sin without spin; Heroes with huge holes; Honesty real … Continue reading

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Right Living–Holiness–Is it out of date?

“Holiness” = right living/righteousness. One of the founding principles of The Salvation Army is holiness–right living. Christ-followers are called, not just to get themselves to Heaven, to get others to Heaven, and to serve others on earth. We are also … Continue reading

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If there are no demons . . .

If there are no demons . . . then why are so many of us humans tormented by fears, worries, anger, bitterness, frustration, self-doubt, self-condemnation, distress, depression, and too many other negative emotions to list? If there are no demons … Continue reading

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From Health to Helplessness in 30 Minutes (And Back)

Yesterday I went from health to helplessness in 30 minutes. I was mowing my yard and suddenly got stung multiple times by yellow jackets. The sudden stinging pain was shocking. As I ran into my house I felt a yellow … Continue reading

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