A Lesson from Fitbit Several weeks ago I woke in the morning and did the customary thing of putting on my Fitbit to track steps for the day. As I stared at the Fitbit, I looked at the "0" representing the number of steps I had for the current day and began reflecting...not necessarily something … Continue reading Zero Steps
I just finished a meeting with one of my probation clients who, through the consequences of his own choices, has been through a lifetime of obstacles in the last 15 months. But he's still standing...and possibly on the verge of breakthrough. Sometimes we're simply slow-learners who need to take the long road through hard lessons. … Continue reading Pursuing Freedom
(This picture is symbolic. It's the Keyhole on the trail to Longs Peak. It's near the top of the summit. I look up at Longs Peak almost daily...and remember a time when I was healthy enough to reach the top. This morning...the thought drifted into my mind that I want to get back there again. … Continue reading Reclaiming Surrendered Ground!
Written in February 2003 I'm about ready to reference the events that took place within a week back in February 2003. I went back into my journal to read the events as they were recounted 15 years ago. As I read, I decided that I'd include this in my blog. It was a very weird … Continue reading WARFARE!
I want to share some things I’m learning in hopes it’ll both encourage and challenge you to face down those things that come to mind as you read on. It’s about our identity and how strong we really are in Christ right now…not at some future point in time. 2 Timothy 1:7 tells us that … Continue reading Mindset!
During our morning conversation over coffee, the topic of education came up. An opinion was shared that many of us grow up working in an occupation we never dreamt of in our early years. Granted, I wanted to play basketball like Dr. J, but as I reflected on the thought of what my more practical … Continue reading Amazing Stories
This past Friday morning I had the opportunity to attend a graduation ceremony. It’s June, and although graduations are common this time of year, the graduation I attended was a bit unique. This group of characters…and I do mean characters, formed a unique community of people pulling in a very specific direction…sobriety. The group of … Continue reading A Most Unique Community
Black Coffee and a Conversation I had coffee with a friend about a month ago. Typically, he makes fun of me for the amount of sugar I put in my coffee…and he’s by no means the first to mock my bad and unhealthy habit. But on this particular day he arrived at the coffee house, … Continue reading Black Coffee
Warning: Apology up front on this one...but there's no getting around the title here. There really is no way to clean up the presentation or sanitize it unless I want to simply tell a different story to a different reader. We're still in pursuit of greatness here...and this story is very consistent with the theme of this blog, … Continue reading Sorry…But Relapse is a Bitch!
(Rewritten from "Accountability") A couple weeks ago I was in a training when I received a call from David. I stepped out of the training and called him back because, although David and I meet most every Friday morning, he rarely calls me during the week. When I called him back, the conversation went something … Continue reading Ineligible!