Bob's Story

Folks, today March 21, 2017 is my 40th anniversary being sober. On that day in 1977 I came to believe that my lifestyle would be the death of me as it was for my dad. Since then I have received  more blessings than I think I deserve. If you followed the link here you are one of them! Thank you.

Below in my Devotion for march 21:

 New Beginnings

"This is a day of new beginnings.
time to remember and move on,
time to believe what love is bringing,
laying to rest the pain that's gone."
"Christ is alive and goes before us,
to show and share what love can do,
this is a day of new beginnings;
our God is making all things new."
(This is a day of New Beginnings;Vs 1 & 4;
Words: Brian Wren, 1978; Methodist Hymnal No. 383)
            Those of you that have known me long enough understand that on March 21, 1977 my family and I started a true "New Beginning". That was the year of treatment for alcohol abuse and the adoption of the slogan "This is the first day of the rest of your life". They supported me as did my friends and business associates. Each year I am reminded that through faith and friendship there is a good life. I thank all of you that have been my friends and associates since then.
            The story of recovery is repeated in our society every day with the grace of God ever present in the process. Often as Christians we see a need and get a chance to help. One of the beauties of being Christian is the act of helping.
Thought for Today: Today we will be out in the world interacting with friends and business associates. We may see a need to help. Many people will back away. Llet us recognize needs in others and step forward with God's support and offer the Christian assistance that is needed.
Prayer for Today: This week the serenity Prayer:
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I can not change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.
My blessings to all of you.
Bob

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