3 Ways We Can Walk Closer with Christ in the New Year

December 30, 2016
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Woman holding a BibleYou’ve probably heard your family and friends talk about their resolutions for the New Year. Things like saving more money, losing weight, getting organized and taking time off from work to travel the world. While it’s always great to have personal and professional goals for yourself, you shouldn’t overlook opportunities for spiritual growth too.

Whether you’ve recently accepted Christ as your savior or grew up in the church since you were young, there are always new, humbling lessons to learn during your journey of faith and addiction recovery.

With the New Year almost here, take a few quiet moments for yourself today to consider making some faith-based resolutions. Things that can help you become closer with Christ and grow stronger in your faith.

Here are a few ideas to help you get started!

(1) Resolve to read the Bible more regularly.

You’ve probably read specific passages from time to time, but do you carve out time in your schedule to understand the scripture? If you would like to make this part of your spiritual journey in 2017, consider putting together a Bible study group with your friends and family. You can plan to read specific chapters separately, and then come together to talk about what you learned and the words that inspired you.

(2) Prioritize prayer.

Prayer often comes to us spontaneously throughout the day – usually when we are doing through a difficult time or searching for answers. But, it’s also important to make prayer your priority, regardless of what is going on in your life.

(3) Inspire others through your actions.

If you have worked hard to overcome an addiction to drugs or alcohol, you can serve as an inspiration to others who are still trying to find their way. By living a sober, Christian lifestyle you can motivate your friends and family to do the same!

If you do want to make your faith a priority in the New Year, don’t hesitate to reach out to your pastor and the rest of your church family for their guidance and help. Chances are, they’ll be honored to be part of your faith-based journey!

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Cultivating the Most Fulfilling Life: 3 Sober Hobbies to Try in the New Year!

December 26, 2016
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Man playing acoustic guitarThe week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is the perfect time of year to start thinking about your future. You may have a few days off from work and you can finally take a few moments to relax. Winding down after a long year is certainly a good idea (think: movie marathons with the family). But, don’t forget to make time to think about your goals for the coming year too.

And, if one of those goals is to create a more satisfying and rewarding lifestyle, consider trying a few of these sober hobbies in 2017. By diversifying your routine, you’ll be less tempted to resort to drugs and alcohol as a crutch to fill those empty spaces on your calendar.

Want to protect your sobriety in 2017? Try one of these sober hobbies! (Don’t forget to ask your friends, you might inspire them to try something new too!)

(1) Join a book club, or start your own!

Reading is a great addition to your sober lifestyle. It can help you settle and soothe your mind as you relax with a good book at the end of a long day. If you’d like to get back into reading on a regular basis, book clubs are a great way to start. Book club meetings can help motivate you to finish the book and offer great opportunities to meet new people in your community.

(2) Learn how to plan an instrument.

Ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar or maybe even the piano? The good news is – it’s never too late to start! And, it doesn’t have to be expensive either. Chances are, you probably already have at least one friend or family member who is musically inclined. Most likely, they’d be glad to give you a few introductory lessons to get started.

(3) Study a new language.

One of the secrets to living a fulfilling and satisfying life is to make learning a priority. If you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, consider taking a few classes at a local learning annex. And, having that on your resume can even make you more valuable in the eyes of employers.

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