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Praying the Tabernacle of God: The Altar of Sacrifice

Although 20 years have passed, I still tingle when I think about that moment. It has stored in my psyche as a mountaintop experience, when my psyche and my spirit were in tune for a change with God’s Spirit. I was blessed to be able to enter in. I had been to a conference some […]

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Have You Taken the Next Step?

Have You Taken the Next Step? Since I’ve been a teacher and a counselor to those in addiction and recovery for over 20 years now, lots of folks tend to think that the name of my ministry—The Next Step Training Program—comes from the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous. While I do help people apply […]

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The Bible, The Medical Model, and the 12 Steps of AA and NA

I am pleased to announce the release of my new book, The Bible and Addiction Recovery in Kindle format! Hopefully, by year’s end if we find there is enough interest, we may also offer it in a paperback format as well. Well, after many of you have brought up the need for such a source, […]

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The Voice of God: A Walmart Cashier Named Mary

The Voice of God: A Walmart Cashier Named Mary This month I have had an opportunity to reflect on how God often reinvents and redesigns us to do new things for His glory that we have never done before. Sometimes, these even involve a personality change, resulting in our loving things previously repulsive or uninteresting […]

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Making a Grand Entrance into the Kingdom!

With flashing lights, the usual signs of wealth, power, and popularity, presidential hopeful Donald Trump made his grand entrance this week into the Republican National Convention! All eyes fixed on Donald as he entered the room, trying to imagine what surprises were in store as for the coming days and what he could do for […]

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Being Ready for the Kick Back

I walked in on a familiar scene this week. A young Christian was eagerly sharing some verses from the Bible with someone who has not yet come to know the LORD. You could see his eyes light up as he explained the deeper meaning God had show him in the verses that was more than […]

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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders meets supporters after speaking at a rally on Tuesday in Carson, California JAE C. Hong

Longing For Messiah

I have to admit, although I like going online and finding out the latest news from around the world, I still enjoy picking up the good old fashioned paper off the driveway in the morning and reading the news. Of course, people who know me were shocked to learn I got a cell phone in […]

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The Rider on the Red Horse

Rider on the Red Horse When He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come and see.”  Another horse, fiery red, went out. And it was granted to the one who sat on it to take peace from the earth, and that people should kill one another; and there was given […]

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We’re Baaaack! Updates from Next Step!

We’re Baaaack…Updates from the Next Step I know some of you have complained that the website has been down for waaay too long and you are right so finally we are up and running again. Meanwhile, a whole lot has been going on with the Next Step so let me see how much of it […]

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The Importance of Selah

As we enter this season of the holiday we call Thanksgiving, we are supposed to prepare our busy hearts and minds to stop for a day and think about what is most important, expressing our worship and gratitude to God for the blessings He has given us. This was the purpose for which the Thanksgiving […]

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