Born, Again

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Fifty-six years
Ten months
Three weeks
ago, I was born.
(give or take a few days)

In my teen years, it seemed I would live forever.

In my twenties, I considered myself an adult. So did other people. We were all wrong.

In my thirties, I was an alcoholic. I was an avid student and relentless practitioner.

In my forties, I perfected my alcoholism. Instead of mastering it, it became my master.

At 49 years old, I reluctantly dragged myself into a recovery program.

Looking back over the first 50 years, I can honestly say

  • I wasted too much time being angry
  • I wasted too much time being afraid
  • I wasted too much energy chasing things that did not matter
  • I wasted too much energy trying to make life what I wanted
  • I wasted too much energy on hate and being hateful
  • I wasted too much time being wasted

There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Proverbs 14:12


Six years
Ten months
Three weeks
ago, I was born again.
(give or take a few days)

Looking back over the last 7 years, I can honestly say

  • I found grace to let go of my anger
  • I found courage to say no to fear
  • I learned to spend energy on things that matter
  • I learned how to begin living life on life’s terms
  • I began learning how to love
  • I met the One that made it all possible

I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.  John 10:10


Some people don’t believe miracles still happen today. I know they do. It is not too late to say “yes” to the love of God.

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