Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Facilitator's Training Calls

Next Facilitator's Training Call Series: May 27th at 8 pm EST

Men's Edition
Join Glen from Orlando each month for an hour of time with other facilitators. Glen, a seasoned facilitator, will speak for the first half hour and then open the call to your questions, praise reports, and difficulties.
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Spouse's Edition
Join Melissa Haas, author of the L.I.F.E. Guide for Spouses, for an hour each month. Melissa will speak for about 30 minutes, then open the call to your questions, feedback, and praise reports.
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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

May 2008 Newsletter (Sexual Addiction Recovery Ministry)

A Distracting Season …
I do not know if you have noticed, but summertime tends to be a distraction to recovery. Attendance is down, and the new member stream slows. How can you continue to reach through summer’s distractions and minister to others?
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Nehemiah Principle FourI also said to him, "If it pleases you, may I take some letters with me? I want to give them to the governors of the land west of the Euphrates River. Then they'll help me travel safely through their territory until I arrive in Judah. "May I also have a letter to Asaph? He takes care of your forest. I want him to give me some logs so I can make beams out of them. I want to use them for the gates of the fort that is by the temple. Some of the logs will be used in the city wall. And I'll need some for the house I'm going to live in." The gracious handof my God helped me. So the king gave me what I asked for. Then I went to the governors of the land west of the Euphrates. I gave them the king's letters. He had also sent army officers and horsemen along with me.
- Nehemiah 2: 7-9
What did Nehemiah do?

He asked for help for his journey, he knew he needed safe passage to get back to Jerusalem, the Jews were slaves in the land and Nehemiah knew that no one would believe that he was speaking the truth, if he made this journey without letters from King Artaxerxes, he could be captured by another King and forced to be his slave, or charged with escape and be put to death.
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Devotional: BrothersSCRIPTURE – Mark 2:1-12
VERSE – Mark 2:5 - When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.” NKJV
In today’s reading, four men banded together for their friend who was paralyzed. They had faith that if they just got their friend to Jesus a miracle could occur. The crowds were large and they could not even approach the door of the house where Jesus was teaching. So they improvised. They went to the roof, removed part of it and lowered their friend into Jesus’ presence.
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