Procrastination

“I am of the flesh, sold into slavery under sin. I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate.… I can will what is right, but I cannot do it. For I do not do the good I want, but the... Continue Reading →

Inventory

Most recovery programs involve some type of process where a person writes down and/or discusses a person’s past history including the details of past transgressions. As I have stated before I have wanted to write a book where I was completely open and honest about all of my past dealings including the sin I have... Continue Reading →

Fate, Part 2

As I stated at the end of part one of this story my wife and I had many events that led up to the point where we headed off to our respective colleges. I attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas where I usually wore shorts and a golf shirt on a daily... Continue Reading →

Fate

I played golf for the University of St. Thomas where my coach was an older gentleman who had served in World War II. I was shocked when one day he told us he was not only non-Catholic but instead was an Atheist. This was especially surprising since I was attending a Catholic university where I... Continue Reading →

Taking Action

Trusting in God and turning my life over to him has been something I have struggled with. In fact, as I have previously written I haven’t fully understood what this means. “Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” I’ve stated this countless times and haven’t really thought about what it means... Continue Reading →

Turning our lives over to God

As I began thinking about this step it occurred to me that I really did not understand what “turning your life over to God” means. My thinking was that it simply meant “doing the right things” every day by blocking out sinful thoughts and controlling my actions at every turn. But, the more I thought... Continue Reading →

Our lives had become unmanageable

  Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered program that helps people struggling with addiction. While drugs, alcohol, and pornography are the usual addictions that come to mind it is common to find people hurting in numerous ways. As I have stated many times in other writings I feel there is a battle of good and evil being... Continue Reading →

Thy Will be Done

I am struggling to confront my fears; especially in the area of finance and money management. Why do I struggle so much in this area even if there is nothing horribly wrong? What is it that scares me so much? I believe that my pride and ego have gotten in my way for much of... Continue Reading →

What I really want to say

Usually my posts are about our travels and hiking adventures. I have been fortunate in my life and blessed in many ways with a great wife and family, a good career that has provided for us, and the luck of being born and raised in a great place to live. I am also fortunate to... Continue Reading →

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