Light and Darkness

This season of the year has us in both light and darkness. We have just joyfully celebrated Christmas and welcomed in the New Year 2016.  Evening darkness still descends upon us early each day and the darkness of wars continue in the Middle East and Africa.  Yet...

The Beginning of Our Redemption

                     During this holy season of Advent in preparation for The Lord’s coming to us once again this Christmas, it is good to pay close attention to the scriptural readings that accompany our journey.  For example, in today’s readings we find Jesus...
How Strong Is My Faith?

How Strong Is My Faith?

Is God real to me? Do I call upon and rely on Him throughout the day and night? Am I faithful in daily communion with Him? These are questions I ask myself after pondering on today’s Gospel periscope. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to...
Weakness to Strength

Weakness to Strength

Have I acknowledged and accepted my weakness over alcohol? Answering this question honestly is crucial to my recovery from alcoholism. It is the very first step on the road to recovery. For some of us, this was possibly the most difficult thing we have had to face in...
Storm at Sea

Storm at Sea

This past Sunday we heard about the storm on the Sea of Galilee. It brought back memories of our own storm during our drinking days and nights. “That day as evening drew on Jesus said to them; let us cross over to the farther shore. Leaving the crowd, they took him...
Guest House 5k “Run Over Addiction”

Guest House 5k “Run Over Addiction”

LAKE ORION, Michigan – More than 130 runners and walkers ignored the drizzle and participated in the inaugural running of Run Over Addiction, a 5K run/walk hosted by Guest House May 16, 2015. The scenic course which started and ended at Scripps Mansion, on the campus...