Discerning Good and Evil

Discerning Good and Evil

But solid food is for the mature, who because of practice have their senses trained to discern good and evil. (Heb. 5:14; NASB) What is discernment? Some think it is a spiritual gift that only those believers chosen by God to have the gift possess. It is often...
Finding Happiness

Finding Happiness

“and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds,” (Heb. 10:24; NASB) It would be safe to say everyone would like to live a happy, fulfilled life. There have been thousands of books written, songs sung, and movies made trying to answer the...
Pray for Fathers Everywhere

Pray for Fathers Everywhere

Today is Father’s Day. In any recovery community, both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day present an emotionally charged environment. I’m sure I don’t have to explain why. Open Homes is a men’s program and there is no shortage of emotional turmoil during this time each...
Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor

“Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.” (1 John 3:18; NASB) We all know loving our neighbor is one of God’s commands, but what does that mean? If someone were to ask you how you have loved your neighbor, what would you say?...
Planting Good Seed

Planting Good Seed

“Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” (Gal. 6:9; NASB) We have all had situations or known people that frustrate us to the point of distraction. Maybe a co-worker who always has to have the last word or tries to...