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Peace-Seekers

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Imagine your favorite food. Would it be chocolate, ice cream, bread or pasta? Then imagine that you have an urge for that food times one thousand twenty four, seven.  That’s what it’s like for Mitch and Sara. They are recovering heroin addicts.  If Mitch was your son, or Sara was your granddaughter, where would you turn?  Who would you seek to get help? Would you have $36,000 to pay for a month of treatment in Florida?  A 60 minutes report shared that there were 2 million meth users in our country last year. 210 million opiate prescriptions were filled last […]

4 Signs He’s in Trouble

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God blesses the people who patiently endure testing. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12  The other day someone called in a crisis. After sharing some options and resources, I asked how I might pray for them. “Pray that God would give me patience.”  We most often avoid that prayer as if it were a plague. We do not want to be patient. Our culture goes against it and our very nature fights it. For people who struggle with addictions, that sense of impatience is heightened because we […]

4 Ways to Fall off Your Tight Wire

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The little baby who takes his first flailing step does it. The biker who rides cross-country does it. The Wallenda who walks across Niagra falls does it. We start by making a decision. We take a long look at the distance between ourselves and our goal, be it the coffee table, the other side of the country or the end of that 3-inch tight wire on the other side of the expanse. Nick Wllaneda prepared all his life to walk across Niagra Falls in June, 2012. The 1,500 lb. wire was stretched, weather checked and re-checked. Off he went for […]

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