Friday, July 29, 2016

STEP WORK 
JUST FOR TODAY JULY 29 ,2016


STEP 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.


Jeremiah 17:9-10 “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it? I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.”


ROMANS 8- 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God



JEREMIAH 18-27 "I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

STEP WORK 
JUST FOR TODAY JULY 28 2016


STEP 9 Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.


Matthew 18:15 If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
By Joseph Dickerson /Recovery Connections

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

STEP WORK 
JUST FOR TODAY JULY 27 2016


STEP 1 We admitted we were powerless over chemical substances—that our lives had become unmanageable.


Psalm 68 - 6 God makes a home for the lonely; He leads out the prisoners into prosperity, Only the rebellious dwell in a parched land! 
By Joseph Dickerson/Recovery Connections

Sunday, July 24, 2016




STEP WORK
JUST FOR TODAY JULY 24 2016




STEP 11  Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.


Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”

By Joseph Dickerson/Recovery Connections 2016

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Thursday, July 21, 2016



STEP WORK
JUST FOR TODAY JULY 21 2016


STEP 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.



Psalm 51:2-4 Thoroughly wash me, inside and out, of all my crooked deeds. Cleanse me from my sins. For I am fully aware of all I have done wrong, and my guilt is there, staring me in the face. It was against You, only You, that I sinned, for I have done what You say is wrong, right before Your eyes. So when You speak, You are in the right. When You judge, Your judgments are pure and true.


By Joseph Dickerson /Recovery Connections

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

STEP WORK
JUST FOR TODAY JULY 19 2016



STEP 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.



Ephesians 4:31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, outcry and slander, along with every form of malice.
By Joseph Dickerson/Recovery Connections

Monday, July 18, 2016

STEP WORK
JUST FOR TODAY JULY 18 2016


STEP 4 Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves!


Jeremiah 17:10 "I the LORD search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve."
By Joseph Dickerson / Recovery Connections

Recovery-focused sober housing option to debut at MU this fall

Recovery-focused sober housing option to debut at MU this fall: This fall, eight University of Missouri students recovering from alcohol and substance abuse will have a recovery-focused housing option.
Later this month a new group of hurting and broken young men and women will arrive here at His Mansion.
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My Kingdom or His     

     I heard about His Mansion in a guest lecture by Michael Tso at Wheaton College. I couldn't explain why, but from that moment I felt a strong calling to
serve for a year at His Mansion.

     As a child, I was greatly wounded during my parents' divorce. As a teenager, I continued to deal with the
painful aftermath of my parents' divorce. I had trouble understanding what real love
looked like. 
     I came to know Christ at a young age, but I didn't fully understand my salvation until later in life. As young adult, I began taking my faith more seriously, but I still had real difficulty trusting God. 
Healing in the Context of Community 
   
  Is God calling you to minister 
to broken people struggling with 
addiction (chemical or sexual), 
eating disorders, trauma, 
or any other life-controlling behaviors?

   Join us for our Healing in the Context of Community (HCC) course from October 15th-21st. You will learn how to serve those hurting in your community as well as experience how God is freeing men and women from those very bonds here on The Hill. 
   During your time in HCC, you will attend training courses designed for people like you who have a desire to love and serve hurting and broken men and women. 
     The classes will cover:
  • lay-counseling 
  • inner healing 
  • addiction and recovery
  • family dynamics
  • medications and mental health
   You will also have the opportunity to join those who are currently seeking God's restoration at His Mansion during communal meals, free time, and worship throughout the week.
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For those in recovery, brain fitness may be even more important than for those who don’t struggle with addiction. After all, the brain is the organ that controls our ability to say yes and no. It is the center of the addictive voice and where the mysteries of depression and joy reside. The good news is that, more than ever, tools and information about how to take care of our brains are helping enhance the recovery experience. Whether you're enhancing brain fitness through reading a science fiction novel or coding a website, show your recovering brain some love this week: July 13 is Embrace Your Geekness Day!
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