Bible Nerdery, Recovery, and Life

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A Return from Relapse

It’s been a while. And much has happened.  In addition to normal human defects, I am a recovering alcoholic.  Telling war stories can harm recovery and I am the furthest from proud of my behavior…so, to be breviloquent, I relapsed, and it concluded in a 5-day bender for which I was hospitalized. I then spent…

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Love is a Fearful Thing

1 John 4:18There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.  Attending AA meetings has been fascinating. Key to AA’s process is the belief in a loving higher power. It is no surprise that there are plenty of members that are Christian. However, this is not your grandma’s Sunday school. People are dropping…

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A brief history My history with alcohol was relatively typical. I drank a lot during middle school as a typical rebellious young teenager. I became a Christian near the end of middle school and stopped drinking. After high school, I attended a Bible college and worked for a church that taught drinking of any kind…

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