Celebrate Recovery!

Not too long ago I was feeling overwhelmed and spent a few days in the hospital to get some rest. My loving sister and her husband came into town to help me get back on my feet. While she was here she talked to me about a program that she and her husband participated in: Celebrate Recovery. I made a commitment to her that I would start going to the meetings. So, that’s what I do, twice a week.

I just got back from a meeting. Celebrate Recovery is similar to AA except that it has a much broader scope and a focus based on strong Christian principles. For me, at this time, this is the perfect place for me to be and it is helping me in my healing journey.

One of the weekly meetings starts out with some praise and worship songs and is very uplifting. The second half of the meeting we break off into smaller groups and take turns sharing whatever it is we want to share but it’s okay to just listen and not share anything. But as with anything else, you won’t get more out of it than you put in.

The second weekly meeting is a step study, if I’m using the right word. This meeting is a little more focused and it is said that this is where ‘the heavy lifting’ of recovery is done.

I enjoy going to both meetings, am finding the meetings helpful, and recommend them to others looking for recovery but might be stuck and aren’t exactly sure where to get help. From their web-page: “Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, pain or addiction of any kind. Celebrate Recovery is a safe place to find community and freedom from the issues that are controlling our life.”

Thanks for reading.

Wishing you much love and peace,

Matt

“Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” ― Mother Teresa

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