Category Archives: CR Monday

Hope for the Hopeless

November 16, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.” Psalm 42:5  “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:12  Step 2- “We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to […]

Limited Understanding

November 09, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“We don’t yet see things clearly. We’re squinting in a fog, peering through a mist. But it won’t be long before the weather clears and the sun shines bright! We’ll see it all then, see it all as clearly as God sees us, knowing him directly just as he knows us.” 1Corinthians 13: 12 (Msg) […]

The Fix

October 19, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“We use our powerful God-tools for smashing warped philosophies, tearing down barriers erected against the truth of God, fitting every loose thought and emotion and impulse into the structure of life shaped by Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (MSG) I’ve been talking to people recently about the struggle between our worldly life and our spiritual life; this […]

God Doesn’t Make Junk

October 12, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” Psalm 139: 13-14 God doesn’t make junk! I heard that line when I first came into Recovery. I needed to hear it because […]

Let the Light In – Let the Healing Begin

October 05, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what alarm, what longing, what concern, what readiness to see justice done.” 2 Corinthians 7:10-11 Confession is good for the soul! I don’t know […]

I’m Sorry

September 28, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar an there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.” Matthew 5: 23-24 A simple “I’m sorry,” is polite and thoughtful for the minor mishaps […]

Lovingly Flawed

September 21, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“My little children, I am telling you this so that you will stay away from sin. But if you sin, there is someone to plead for you before the Father. His name is Jesus Christ, the one who is all that is good and who pleases God completely. He is the one who took God’s wrath […]

Grateful for Grace

September 14, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God -not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:8-10 Question […]

Let Go, Let God

September 10, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” John 10:10 Let go-let God is a familiar saying in recovery circles and its meaning is related to letting go of our selfishness and short comings and letting God take charge or our lives. How hard it is to live this truth, to put God first […]

All Aboard

August 31, 2020, By: Jimmy Scruggs

“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.” Psalm 37:23-24 We come to Celebrate Recovery because our hurts, habits, or hang-ups have prevented us from moving forward in our lives. We can get stuck, looking for […]