Tagged: “addiction”

Diary of a Former Closet Drinker

“Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is the sustainer of my soul.” Psalm 54:4 I’ve titled this devotional Diary of a Former Closet Drinker but let’s be clear about something. I, my identity, was never “closet drinker.” Instead, that’s what I struggled with. I only have so much space in the box to enter […]

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Confessions of a Hungover Saint

“And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:11 Saturday morning hangovers used to ruin my entire weekend. What started out as a way to relax and have […]

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How to Have Fun without Drinking Alcohol

“I have the right to do anything,” you say–but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”–but not everything is constructive. 1 Corinthians 10:23 “It’s 1:30, let’s just head home,” I say to my brother as we stumble into my car. “The heck with that! I want to keep drinking!” he replies, […]

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Why Should I Give Up My Addiction?

“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “You’re such a good boy,” I say to my yellow lab, Harley, as […]

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How I Beat Alcoholism

“Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” ~Jesus John 8:32 I’m in recovery for alcoholism, that is, the flesh’s cravings and my old thought processes. For years I drank way too much, way too often–even as a Christian. No I didn’t “get all religious” to try to stop drinking, I’ve been a […]

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Why I Decided to Quit Drinking

“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 The title of this devotional is “Why I Decided to Quit Drinking,” but to be honest with you, I almost titled it “How I quit drinking.” I went with the first because I can […]

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