Category Archives: CR Monday

God Within

January 25, 2021, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” Philippians 2:13   Celebrate Recovery does a very good job of getting us to look within as we seek Gods help to overcome our hurts, hang-ups and habits. I guess I had it backwards, I always expected “the […]

The Ultimate Paradox

January 24, 2021, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.” 1 Corinthians 15:10 (TLB)   “The ultimate paradox of recovery is this: You have to surrender to […]

Less is More

January 11, 2021, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” John 3:30 (TLB)   “I read this verse last week and I thought what a perfect recovery verse – Becoming less so I can be more of what God would have me be. Just how do we do that? Honestly, the answer eluded […]

Fitting In

January 06, 2021, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” John 10:10 (TLB)   “Fitting in” is something many people have struggled with over the years. Where do we fit in with God, family, friends, community, work? Have you ever asked yourself -“Why am I here”- I did all the time before I met God in […]

Spiritual Procrastination

December 28, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves, Do what it says.” James 1:22   A new year is right around the corner and as I think of this year, I am grateful for so many things, in spite of the pandemic. There is one Principle in CR I am especially grateful for […]

The Greatest Gift

December 21, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time […]

Dwell Richly In Christ

December 14, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.” Colossians 3:16   In Celebrate Recovery we talk a lot about turning our life and will over to the care of God. Significant life change doesn’t seem to happen until we take Principle 3-Step 3. And even after we give our life to Jesus, living in his […]

Talk It Out

December 08, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10   It’s a lot easier to talk about the good things in life then it is to talk about the tough stuff. I was listening to a friend recently, they needed some […]

The Committee

December 03, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“Let the peace of Christ keep you in tune with each other, in stepwith each other. None of this going off and doing your own thing. And cultivate thankfulness. Let the word of Christ—the message—have the run of the house.” Colossians 3:15-16 (MSG)    Oh, those painful days when the committee takes over. It doesn’t take […]


November 23, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3: 5-6   It’s that time of year again; Thursday marks the holiday season with Thanksgiving and then the busy rush to Christmas and New Year’s. How […]