The Best Tips For Overcoming Addiction


Hi Everybody!

I just wanted to post this amazing write-up from a fellow blogger Adam Cook from addictionhub.org/. I read his article and thought it was worth sharing on my blog. I feel that in this day and age, many people suffer from different types of addictions that can be disruptive for cognitive functionality and can affect mood or alter people’s personalities when having the inability to cope with an addiction. Please read through Adam’s article and let it enlighten you and encourage those that do suffer from any type of addiction that there is hope at the end of the tunnel. You do not have to believe that you are a slave to your addiction when there are resources out there to help people overcome any type of addiction. I pray that this article blesses your spirit today. If you’d like to email Adam, you can connect with him via information@AddictionHub.com .

God Bless You Everybody! 😀


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Image result for living with addiction free picsLiving with addiction is difficult at the best of times; sometimes, you may think you’ve gotten to a point where you feel strong enough to beat it, and then a big life change happens to set you back. Dealing with those feelings can be overwhelming, even if you have a sponsor or support group to talk to, so it’s important to find healthy ways to battle substance abuse and get into a good headspace.

There are many ways you can take care of yourself while living in recovery–physically, mentally, and emotionally–and it’s important to incorporate these good habits into your everyday routine to make them easier to follow.

Here are a few of the best ways to battle substance abuse and its effects.

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Consider getting a service animal

Service dogs are wonderful companions for individuals who are battling depression and other mental health issues, and this goes for people in recovery, too. These dogs can not only be trained to help you with physical issues, but studies have shown that simply petting a dog can lower blood pressure and relieve anxiety.


Get into a good routine

Having a healthy routine can be extremely helpful when you’re in recovery. This includes getting in daily exercise, which can release hormones in your body that make you feel good, as well as eating a well-balanced diet and getting enough sleep. All of these things are very important when it comes to staying happy and well.

Try to make these healthy habits part of your routine every day. Do your grocery shopping for the week on Sunday and buy enough to make several good meals and lunches, and if you have time, cook some up that night to stick in the fridge. That way, you can grab a pre-made lunch instead of stopping for fast food, and you’ll have a healthy dinner waiting for you when you get home.

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Exercise is a key component when you want to feel better and take up healthier habits.

If you feel you don’t have enough time in the day to get in a workout, consider setting your alarm for just fifteen minutes earlier than usual and do some aerobics before you hop in the shower and go to work, then go for a brisk walk on your lunch break or after dinner that evening. Breaking up the workout is okay as long as you get about thirty minutes of exercise per day.

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Practice self-care

Image result for self careAddiction can take a significant toll on your body, so once you’re in recovery, self-care becomes essential. It can be anything from doing something that makes you feel relaxed to making time for your friends and loved ones. Whatever makes you feel good in a healthy, positive way should be practiced as often as possible, so book an appointment for a massage, or make plans for a long lunch with your closest friend. Carve time out of your schedule to take a long, hot bath before bed, or go to the local park and play a game of basketball with your friends.


Find support

You may already have a sponsor or counselor, but sometimes that’s not enough. If you feel you need more time to talk, consider seeking out a support group or therapist to help you get through those dark times when addiction feels ever-present. You might also seek help and support from your family members or close friends, as long as you feel comfortable with it.


Image result for bad influence quotesGet rid of bad influences

When a person is struggling with addiction and is in recovery, it’s important to make sure there are only positive influences around. If you are still in contact with people you spent time with

pre-recovery, you might find that seeing them makes you want to use again. Surround yourself with people who understand how important it is for you to stay sober.

Remember that everyone must take recovery one day at a time. If you feel you’ve taken a step backwards, think about the events that led you to that point and make a promise to yourself to incorporate some positive changes. Reach out to your support system for help, and don’t forget to take good care of yourself along the way.


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Your Great Name!


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Today, I just wanted to post this awesome song by Todd Dulaney called Your Great Name & Holy Ghost Fire. Worship is the most powerful form of praise unto God and as a Christian, I feel that worship is not just about singing our praises unto God, it’s a lifestyle we maintain. We worship God when we honor Him with our lips, we honor Him with our actions, we Honor Him through how we live our lives. We aren’t perfect but we certainly do have a Perfect God who is able to sympathize with our weaknesses. It is in our weaknesses that He says we can be strong.


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For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.


Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears; Let the weak say, ‘I am strong.’ ”

So enjoy this song of worship that I’ve put on here today. I pray that it blesses your Spirit today. God Bless You Everybody!


Psalm 23 (I Am Not Alone)


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Happy Sunday! I just had to post this awesome song by People & Songs Feat. Josh Sherman called Psalm 23 (I Am Not Alone).


This song comes from David’s Song of songs (Psalm) found in the NIV version of:

Psalm 23

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The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
    forever.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of the shadow of death

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Whenever you are faced with a trial or circumstance that may appear to be dire to you, this is when as Christians, we need to learn to lean on the Lord even more for His Help, His Guidance, and His Comfort. Sometimes when we are distracted with the going’s ons of life, we tend to forget God as we start to progress in life. It is a great thing to prosper, because God does want us to be in good health and prosper as our soul prospers as is written in the following verse of Scripture:

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

However, our soul can only prosper if we are aligned to God’s will for our lives. In all the things that God blesses us with, we must never forget who our Redeemer is. Our Redeemer is Jesus Christ and as Christians, we must always remember that our lives were purchased at a heavy price that Christ paid in full through His blood so that we could live victorious lives in the knowledge of who and whose we are in Christ Jesus. Your soul is your heart and mind and whatever you think in your heart becomes your ultimate reality. So it is important to guard our hearts above all else so that we can meditate on things that are lovely, worthy of note, and of good report.


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Proverbs 23:7 [Full Chapter]

For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you.


Meditate on These Things ] Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.

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Remember to put on the whole armor of God in your prayer life each day and surrender to God’s will for your life each day. Sometimes I often wonder if I’m heading in the right direction in my own life, but when I pray, God always brings clarity to my situation and shows me through various signs and wonders that I’m heading in the right direction.


Sometimes, the way God directs us in the right direction for our destinies, He chooses to shut down the wrong relationships, jobs, places and associations we once had that we thought were good for us and then He starts to open up doors to the least likely of opportunities to connect with people we never thought we’d have access too. The question is, are you humble enough to allow God to shut the wrong doors in your life without complaint and for Him to guide you to the right places that will lead to the divine connections you need to align yourself to for your future?


This is a question that the Holy Spirit posed to me and now I pose the same question back to all you readers of my blog. Are you ready for God to take you to places that you never thought you’d have access too? Are you ready for the NEW things He wants you to embark upon? Are you willing to transform your life by walking by faith and not by what you are so accustomed to seeing with your very own eyes? Ask yourselves these questions today. I have posted this song to encourage you today as you meditate on where you find yourself in your relationship with God. How much do you trust God to direct your path? Ask yourself these questions today and enjoy this song. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂


We Are Waiting!


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Image result for god lifts us upI just had to post this phenomenal song by Uncle Reece feat. Casey J called We Are Waiting. It is such a great song that I wanted to put a great worship song for this weekend. I don’t really know what people are going through right now, but always wait on the Lord for everything that you have need of Him. He is the only One that is able to renew your strength in times of weakness. People may fail you, disappoint you, ridicule you, forsake you or even abandon you; but God never will leave nor forsake you no matter what circumstance you find yourself in. Whether you are aware of this or not, He is with you in every moment of every hour of your life. He’s there with you in both the good times and the bad times, so whenever you’re going through a tough and difficult time, remember to pray and seek God’s face. Those that seek Him, will find Him, Amen! I pray that as you listen to this song I’ve posted here for today, may it encourage you to remain positive and uplifted in your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂


but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.


Matthew 6:33 [Full Chapter]

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.


Matthew 6:33 [Full Chapter]

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.


No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you.


May the Lord our God be with us as he was with our ancestors; may he never leave us nor forsake us.


Hebrews 13:5 [Full Chapter]

Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Isn’t He… Jesus!


Hello Peeps!

Image result for Jesus MiraclesToday, I want to post a song to finish off my night. It’s sung by The Belonging Co feat. Natalie Grant called Isn’t He (This Jesus). It is such a peaceful worship song that I know it’ll bless you today. I have so much to be thankful to God for that all I can say is that worship is my best way to thank Him. In what way do you show your gratitude and honor to God?


Romans 14:11 [Full Chapter]

It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’”

I believe that the Lord is looking for those that will worship in Spirit and in Truth always.

John 4:24 [Full Chapter]

God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.


God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.


the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you.


But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

So as Christians, let us never forget our worship to God and always have it engraved in our hearts, Amen. I pray that this song blesses you today. God Bless You Everybody! And remember to Exalt Him Always, Amen! 😀


Down Goes Rome!


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I have this awesome song by Koryn Hawthorne called Down Goes Rome. This song is soo off the hook that I know some of you will love it! It just makes you feel like whatever barrier or obstacle you’ve been facing in your life, no matter how difficult or how hard the hurdles you may have had to face in any circumstance, just know that you can overcome every hindrance with God on your side. When Jesus came to drive out the idolaters, the money-changers and all the other people gambling in the temple with a whip He had personally made, He was incredibly outraged at how people treated such a Holy place where people were supposed to worship God. They were all treating it like a gambling ring where money and goods were being exchanged between thieves and other corrupt officials, participating in what would be classified by our current modern-day standards in today’s society as criminal activity.  Jesus was so outraged that He amazingly had had enough time to make a whip to whip these corrupt officials and thieves back-and-forth out of the temple. Yay! Go Jesus, Go!


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John 2:13-22 

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

13 Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 And He found in the temple those who sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers [b]doing business. 15 When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables. 16 And He said to those who sold doves, “Take these things away! Do not make My Father’s house a house of merchandise!” 17 Then His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for Your house [c]has eaten Me up.”

18 So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?”

19 Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”

20 Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?”

21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body. 22 Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this [d]to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.


In the midst of all this chaotic madness, the Jews wanted an explanation as well as a “sign” as to why Jesus was doing this, and all Jesus told them was that they (the guilty) would destroy the temple (His body) one day and yet in three days, that Temple would rise again. Unbeknownst to those that were present in the room listening to this incredible statement made by Jesus, they did not know that He was alluding and prophesying to His soon coming death in that moment. The Jews were so used to receiving “signs” that they didn’t understand nor discern that Jesus was prophesying to them in that moment about what was yet to come.


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Pontius Pilate finds nothing wrong with Jesus

Shortly after this incident, Jesus was indeed arrested by Roman soldiers and judged under a Roman Magistrate called Pontius Pilate who he, himself was reluctant to crucify Jesus and washed his hands clean off of Jesus’ judgement to be crucified by the demands of the unruly crowds. Despite all of this, Jesus had also prophesied victory over the power of death in that the Temple that would be destroyed (which would be in reference to His body) would rise again three days later which is what happened in fulfillment of the scriptures in John 20:11-18.


As you listen to this song, just remember, the Lord Jesus has the victory over all your circumstances so call on His Name, and you will see a Great Move of God in Your Life! I strongly believe that they that call upon the Name of the Lord, shall be saved, Amen!


And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the Lord has said, even among the survivors whom the Lord calls.


And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.


for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

I pray that this song encourages and blesses your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂

Tamar ~ Hurt by Her Brother


I really love how Angela broke down the issues regarding the scandal between Tamar and her half brother. The issues she presents are not just one sided and can be relate-able for those that have bad counselors in their life that encourage and entice you to do something that can not only affect another person’s destiny, it can ultimately affect your own as well. Always seek to do what is right and pleasing before God rather than get all caught up in the lust of your own heart’s desires, Amen. Great Post my friend.

The Abundant Heart

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Love
Enticed
Him to his
Sister entice.
He would nothing do,
But Amnon had a friend.
This friend unfriendly told him
How to acquire what he desired.
So to bed he went with illness feigned
And requested Tamar his nurse to be.
She came to him not knowing his intent;
But when he sent away the servants,
She implored him to use reason.
“Please ask: the king our father
Will surely give you me.
Do not this evil.”
He had his way.
Love melted
Into
Hate.


This is a very tender subject, and my heart goes out to Tamar. I have put off writing my post until the last possible minute simply because I am torn about what to say. There are certain things on my mind, but to say them I risk appearing judgmental. It is not at all my intention to throw any blame on Tamar for what…

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He Did It For You!


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I just wanted to post this upbeat and off the hook song by Uncle Reece called He Died and He Rose. Sometimes, I find that when your talented, different artistically, unconventional in your methods to spread the gospel of Truth to others, people will often criticize you simply because they are unfamiliar with the NEW. It’s funny because even the Lord does NEW things if you think about this scripture:

Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.

If the Lord can do somethings that’s not been done before, then shouldn’t we be more expectant of miracles? Well, even in the realm of artistic differences and ingenuity, people will always criticize with what they aren’t familiar with. I mean, look at the children of Israel who grumbled as they were with Moses heading to the promised land…. They experienced many miracles that had not been done before during their captivity and even when they were brought out of it…and still you’ll always get that grumbling Believer who’ll have something to say simply because they aren’t grateful nor respectful of what the Lord offers.


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Jesus Rose from the Dead Just for You


The Lord is always offering to do a NEW thing… but if we aren’t expectant for it…then we settle for less than the best. When God wants to do something NEW, it isn’t something we are necessarily familiar with. It will always be something beyond our expectations and level of understanding. I mean, if it weren’t, then it wouldn’t be a miracle now would it? Fellow Christians have a habit of nit-picking at Christians who rise above the grain and stand out differently from the rest because God created them to be different from YOU in the first place.


As an army of God, there will be Generals God will raise up from every generation young and old who will do things that are beyond our expectations simply because they were willing and obedient to their callings. Do you yourself know what you are called to do? If you don’t, then let others rise without your complaints and praise God for using different forms of talents to spread the message of Jesus Christ to the nations. So my message today is to respect Miracles when God performs them, respect the message that He brings to us through multi-faceted ideas of creativity that can come from any source which includes music. We must be grateful for every miracle God performs, and for every Christian that He’s willing to use to showcase His Glory to the nations. As Christians, we should remain expectant for more than simply “just enough”. We serve a “More than enough” God, so I want more Miracles to appear in my Life, don’t You? Amen.


Also remember, the greatest Miracle God Gave us was His Son Jesus. He was Born, Suffered, Died and three days later, rose from the grave in fulfillment of the Scriptures. Jesus wants us to have life, and a life more abundant so I pray that the song I have here in this post will bless your spirit today. God Bless You Everybody! 🙂


Healing – Stir It Up Lord


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Image result for Uncle reece facebook bannerI have another 3 fun songs from Uncle Reece where the first one feat. Canton Jones is called Healing. When I heard this song, I just thought it was off the hook. I think I’m starting to be an Uncle Reece Fan. I pray that if you’re feeling kind of low, this song will pick you right back up again.

Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.


The second song by Uncle Reece is called Stir It Up. The song will encourage you when you’re facing trials. It is at those times when you experience high pressure from life’s trials and tribulations that God uses that pressure to mold you into someone who is able to praise Him through any storm.


The Last Song also by Uncle Reece is called Bananas. The beat on this is off the hook y’all! It definitely got me dancing! 😀 I pray that these songs uplift your spirits today. God Bless You Everybody! 😀

 

Even When It Never Get’s Better


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Related imageI just had to post this song by Uncle Reece called Love You Forever.  I know that a while back I posted the same song sung by Briana Babineaux in a post entitled I Will Love You Forever in June 2017, but this version is just so off the hook y’all! It’s just gets you doing a one-two-step to this beat. I know it’ll bless you today 🙂 . I just had to drop a line and make y’all smile to this song. I pray that it makes your day as it has mine. God Bless You Everybody!


Psalm 91:1 NKJV [ Safety of Abiding in the Presence of God ] He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.


Hebrews 13:5 [Full Chapter]

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”