Tag Archives: Ezekiel

LION or LAMB?

We all come to recovery in our own unique ways. Some of us spend our last hours going out with a bang – using heavily and sucking up every last second of our drug of choice. And others of us … Continue reading

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Sponsor’s Orders – Naps and Pedicures

I was instructed by my sponsor to “take exquisite care” of myself because I was feeling rather crappy. I was whining, moaning and pretty much minimizing the incredibly frightening claws of depression that were pulling and tugging at my consciousness. … Continue reading

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Getting Around to God

I recently heard a woman talk about how she thought she was always last on God’s to-do list. She believed God was taking care of everyone else but her. He was doling his blessings onto everyone around her while she … Continue reading

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Homelessness and Mental Illness – All Too Common Bedfellows

I recently received a message from a girl that wanted my help. Her name is Michelle and she is the founder of Schizophrenic.NYC. She stumbled across my blog and wondered if I would be willing to write a post about her organization. She … Continue reading

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His Will or Mine? The Art of Discernment

Step 3 and Step 11 are the only two steps that refer to God’s will. On the surface these two steps seem pretty simple. When I was first introduced to them I thought they were rather straightforward. No problem. I … Continue reading

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FEAR – Getting Un-Stuck in Recovery

I am going to admit something to you that I haven’t even admitted to my sponsor – I know, I know. But c’mon, I know you’ve held something back from time to time too. But this isn’t a little something… this isn’t … Continue reading

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How to Help Someone with Depression

The farther away I get from my last depression, the harder it is for me to remember the specific feelings associated with that hellish place. But when the topic of depression comes up, a chill runs up my spine when I remember just … Continue reading

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