2016 The Year That Changed Everything

Ronnie Alcoholism, Anger, Appreciation, Bipolar Disorder, Celebration, Christianity, Election, Equality, Expectations, Family, Forgiveness, Friends, Frustration, God's Will, Gratitude, Healing, Health, Homosexuality, Honesty, LGBT, Life, Loss, Moving, New Years, Past, Personal Journey, Positivity, Powerlessness, Prayer, Recovery, Relationships, Reliance, Renewal, Self Care, Self-Awareness, Strength, Stress, Struggle 0 Comments

There’s no doubt that 2016 will go down as one of the worst years ever for America, and many other places around the world. This year we lost so many prominent faces to addiction, mental illness, and natural causes. People who were forces in their own rightful arenas. We were also either one side or the other from a toxic and dividing political election that pitted friend against friend and relative against relative. I ended up being on the losing side of things unfortunately, in more ways than one.

Christmas

Ronnie Big 4 : Addiction, Big 4 : Christianity, Big 4 : Homosexuality, Big 4 : Mental Illness, Bipolar Disorder, Celebration, Christmas, Clobber Passages, Credit, Expectations, Family, Gratitude, Humility, Idolatry, LGBT, Life, Lifestyle, Mental Illness, Praise, Prayer, Self Care, Triggers, Unity, Walking Away 0 Comments

It’s safe to say that pretty much everyone is ready for the end of the year, but we have one more holiday to get through first. The one that has so many meanings to so many people. Yes, Christmas; the most misunderstood, stressful, and risky. This holiday affects me in all of the Big 4; Christianity, alcoholism, mental illness, and homosexuality. I always dread going into this holiday because of all the implications it could have on me. Will I forget to acknowledge the true meaning of Christmas? How many events will I go to that there will be alcohol? How will my mind handle the stress and anxiety of all the expectations surrounding this day? How many ‘Clobber Passage’ zealots will I be able to avoid before one of them throws one of those scriptures at me?

Celebrate Playlist – Celebrate Recovery

Ronnie Alcoholism, Bible, Bible Study, Big 4 : Addiction, Celebrate Recovery, Christianity, Inspiration, Life, Music, Purpose, Recovery 0 Comments

Over the next 8 weeks I plan to release a blog post each week that talks about the RECOVERY path from the Celebrate Recovery Bible and workbooks that go with it. It is a very inspirational path that takes from some well known recovery programs and ideas and puts them into a Christian perspective. I encourage you if you are new to your recovery, or already in it, to read through this. It put a new light on some old ways.

If you have any songs you think would fit with the individual topics below, let me know in the comments section.

Uncertain Times

Ronnie Aggressive, Bible, Big 4 : Christianity, Bipolar Disorder, Comfort, Decisions, Depressive, Expectations, Family, God's Will, Life, Manic, Moving, Reality, Romans 0 Comments

For a few months now I have been living in a mental state of uncertainty. So many things change so quickly. I like change, but not so much on drastic changes. For a while now a major move was hanging out in the back of my head. My partner has been toying around with the idea of moving for a job, like many times before in the last four years. This time it will end up being the longest move we have ever made. One I am not very happy about and am feeling an overwhelming amount uncertainty about my future and all the what-ifs.