…can we just be Broken Together?

The Puzzle of Addiction: How the 12 Steps Help Us See Christ’s Atonement

The statistics are shocking…One in ten Americans is addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. And even more shocking is that only one in one hundred addicts will ever attain full life-long sobriety! I am living proof that even among members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, substance abuse and addiction is a VERY SEROUS problem. Join me now as I attempt to bring a little more public awareness to what has been a very private problem…and offer some solutions to help ALL of us overcome our weaknesses and shortcomings.

When We Are Weak, He is Strong: Overcoming Addiction Through the Savior’s Grace

In the grips of addiction, we often feel powerless and alone. But with the Savior’s infinite grace, we can find strength in our weakness. This post shares an inspirational perspective on overcoming addiction through relying on the healing power of Christ’s Atonement. Can our recovery efforts not only survive, but THRIVE in the shadow of the Covid pandemic?

The Oil in My Alabaster Box: Filled With Moments of Grace on My Road to Recovery

In my darkest moments of addiction, one small act of service changed the course of my life. Through an unexpected encounter helping a stranger in need, I found inspiration that started me on the road to recovery. This is the story of how serving others filled my ‘alabaster box’ with the oil of God’s grace, leading to redemption.

Removing the Shackles: Breaking Free of Addiction’s Stronghold

Addiction trained and controlled me, much like a circus elephant is broken then manipulated. But I learned there is always hope for freedom. This is the story of how I escaped addiction’s shackles and got my life back on track after years trapped in its grip.

Today we talk about removing our “devices of control” and (like the Barnum and Bailey elephants) finding freedom… and PEACE!

From Deaf to Divine: Rediscovering the Inner Music of the Spirit Through Recovery

As a musician, my quest for performing triggered some very strong desires to use addictive substances. Addiction clouded my spirit with distractions and static. But recovery allowed me to retune my heart, once again hearing the gentle, sublime melodies of the Spirit. This is the story of parting addiction’s clouds to let divine music break through.