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Confessions — Faith

How Love is Conquering All in My Life!

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How Love is Conquering All in My Life!

I'm in love. And in love, everything looks so much brighter. All around me is vibrant and luscious. I can feel the air saturated with perfectly timed scents of lavender and chamomile. If you're following along closely and intently, I'm sure that you too can nearly taste the essence of sweet Serenity's bliss. It's terrifyingly contagious and I know you're with me... Ah! Love. For most of my life, I've battled depression. But today is a day in love. One in which I am sweetly soaring the clouds with my honey. It is true. Love really does win! This doesn't...

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He Said, "MEETINGS OR DIE!" Here's what I said...

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He Said, "MEETINGS OR DIE!" Here's what I said...

I used to go to 12-step meetings. That was a little over six years ago. Today, I don’t go to 12-step meetings anymore, and for that, some people would say I’m setting myself up for a relapse. But, in my opinion, I’m countering what triggered me to relapse. I haven’t relapsed since I stopped going, and some would say I’m crazy. Some meeting-goers would say that “if you don’t go to meetings you’ll die.” But the majority out there would, and should say, “Do whatever keeps you sober, bro!” And that’s the motto I live by. Note: This is just...

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Dennis P. and The Creator

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Dennis P. and The Creator

Dennis P. and The Creator My story begins on Oct. 7th 1957. I was born to an additive mother, (hooked on amphetamines) and an alcoholic father. As a newborn I had to be weaned off the drugs, as I was born hooked on amphetamines, too. My younger life, I was raised on a chicken farm ...

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AA/NA: Faith or Cult?

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AA/NA: Faith or Cult?

FAITH OR CULT? Jessica Bartolome puts “please pray for me,” as Pope Francis’ most noteworthy phrase during his “five-day visit to the Philippines.” Through participant observation studies this information was to be gathered and analyzed as such: “As I tumbled with my own emotions a few months ago stating ‘we both have our reasons; we ...

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