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The Poison of Bitterness

The following article really spoke to my heart. I hope it speaks to your heart as well. I share it with a prayer that God will use it to challenge and bless us.   Bitterness is a deadly malignancy of the soul. Its poisonous venom destroys both the physical body and the spiritual
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My Memorial Day

What a Memorial Day weekend. I accepted the invitation of the staff to visit with the men at Liberty Lodge in Titusville, a transitional house for men seeking to follow Jesus and live in genuine recovery. On Friday night at discipleship class I was asked to give my testimony. I enjoye
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A LOSS THAT WILL BE RENEWED ONE DAY

This past Wednesday I lost one of the dearest friends I’ve ever known, Chaplain Bob Gregory.  Not really, I did not lose him he simply got ahead of me and went on to heaven to see Jesus and be reunited with his parents, son, grandson and brother that had gone before him. I will see hi
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How Can I Be Saved and Still Be Doing This?

  This may come as a surprise to many readers, but sexual sin in and of itself has never sent anyone to hell any more than a person’s morality can secure him or her a place in heaven. People are sent to hell because they have never been converted—regardless of how moral or immora
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recovery

RECOVERY: GENUINE OR SIMPLY TOLERABLE???

I once was a slave to an addiction.  My addiction eventually led to criminal acts that resulted in incarceration.  Following the exposure of my addiction I managed to live a tolerable recovery.  Little was I aware that God was working in my life and desired that I experience genuine r
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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HIS RESURRECTION!!!

This is the season to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ our Savior.  Too often we share our thoughts to prove the resurrection.  However, most folks I talk to do not doubt the resurrection.  They fail to recognize the significance of the event. Let me encourage each of us to
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Obedience

OBEDIENCE IS BETTER THAN SACRIFICE…. …NOT OBEDIENCE RATHER THAN SACRIFICE   Last Wednesday I left the office early and took an overnight trip.  I picked up Ken, one of God’s trophies, and made my way to Sebring, Florida to visit with my 98 years young Aunt Julia.  A number of dec
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A Great Night!

What an evening.  The 10th annual benefit for Christian 12 Step was an awesome celebration.  Above all Jesus was honored as testimonies were shared by overcomers whose lives have been recovered and saved from addictions.  Thank you Jason, Don, Alan, Josh, and Ken for your encouraging
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Save the Date!

       Don’t Forget!!! Christian 12 Step Ministry Annual Banquet and Benefit with Silent Auction and Verbal Auction Saturday, March 1, 2014, 5:30 pm At the Ocala Hilton We are anticipating a great evening of celebration and worship.  Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 pm.  Come and enjoy the sile
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