what if the church went to  recovery meeting

the church could use a recovery meeting.

kathyescobar church stuff, healing, incarnational, jesus is cool 12 Comments

I always say that AA, Alcoholics Anonymous, is the strongest and most transformational church in the world.  Little pockets of love & freedom are meeting all over the place right now in all kinds of shapes and forms. Dear, beautiful, sincere people seeking change not in theory but in real-life. Built upon the spirit of The Beatitudes, the 12 steps are a beautiful path to personal and spiritual transformation. My experience has been that typical church is not crazy about recovery stuff. So many times over a lot of …

“blessed are the those who are persecuted…”

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“blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” – matthew 5:10 well, it takes me a while sometimes to finish what i started, but i always finish!  this is the last in the series on the beatitudes.  you can check out the other links below.  i often say i love the beatitudes. and i hate the beatitudes.  because they are painfully challenging.  in a world that cries for upward mobility & comfortable & predictable, the beatitudes are a …

blessed are the spiritually poor

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“blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. blessed are those who are persecuted …