Category Archives: Getting Real About Recovery

Contemplative Reflections from Al’s Journey in his own recovery.

Growing Deeper At Midlife: The Journey through the Unknown to Become Fully Known Starting Point: My Feet Don’t Stink!

  I am finishing my Directive-Reading Paper for M.A. Program at Vanguard University on how the use of ceremonies and rituals utilizing Edwin Friedman’s Family Systems approach can be used by churches and denominations in equipping clergy leadership transitioning into … Continue reading

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Galatians 3:1: Stupid is What Stupid Does!

Just finished reading today’s SOAP verses and I thought struck me from the words of that great Philosopher, “Forrest Gump.” Remember his statement: “Stupid is What Stupid Does!” I think the Apostle Paul may agree this statement because in Galatians chapter three verse … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Brokenness Part 2 of 3: Jesus Christ a Model of Brokenness

                Years ago a pastor gave me a tract that I keep in my bible that is entitled “Brokenness.”  I thought I would pass it on to you hoping that it will become … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Brokenness Part 1of 3: The Challenge of Community

Great Article concerning how a posture of brokenness empowers one to conformity to Christ on their Spiritual Formation in Christ! Please give your comments to this post! PastorAlAl Soto has been married to his incredible wife Valerie for 30 years … Continue reading

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