In the depths of addiction, I lost my song. As I rebuild my life in recovery, I’m seeking to lift my voice again and use music to bring others hope. This is the story of my journey to find harmony after hitting rock bottom.
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!
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.
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?
What does “broken” mean? Today, we discuss the sacrifice of “a broken heart and a contrite spirit”. I’ll also share a bit of my love of horses with you as we talk about the right way to break horses, and how that applies to breaking the cycle of addiction. So take a BREAK and visit us for a few minutes!
Ever feel like C.S. Lewis? “…go to Him (God) when your need is desperate, when all other help is vain, and what do you find? A door slammed in your face, and a sound of bolting and double bolting on the inside. After that, silence… There are no lights in the windows. It might be an EMPTY HOUSE. Was it ever inhabited? It seemed so once.”
Today, we’ll figure out how to fill our empty lives with the things that will allow us to forever banish our demons, and to fill our souls with joy and “…wisdom and great treasures of knowledge, even hidden treasures.”
So…is addiction a choice or a disease? My short answer is a resounding YES! 😉
I found this video an interesting and refreshing juxtaposition of science, psychology, and gospel insights. It may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but I consider it worth sharing as a post here.
Enjoy the show, and feel free to give YOUR opinion at the bottom of this post!
Although you and I think we are mere Muggles, we are of royal birth and have the power to exercise faith to produce miracles for ourselves and those around us! What miracle do you want? The miracle of overcoming addiction? The power is already within you…don’t overthink it, just ask God, knowing that he will give it to you.