A Lesson in Giving

By Chris Bunton I was in prison. Most stories end that way, but not this one. It was actually the beginning of my life. A new life. A new start. In prison we can go to the commissary and buy things. When I say “go to the commissary, I mean we can stand in lineContinue reading “A Lesson in Giving”

Church Nursery

By Chris Bunton You were in that church nursery, where they forced you to play. They made you share your toy, with that boy, who kept stealing it. They got mad, when you beat him, with that red fire truck. They said you were bad, and needed a long time out. Everyone made a bigContinue reading “Church Nursery”

Self-Improvement vs. Life Improvement

By Chris Bunton I have read tons of self help books and articles over the years. I have watched videos and listened to books on tape from all the biggest names in every self-help category. I have taken the good and tossed the bad. I have practiced it all. And I believe I have improved myself through itContinue reading “Self-Improvement vs. Life Improvement”

Are You Growing?

What is God working on in your life? Are there things that you know needs to change? Are you praying for God to show you and help you to overcome things in your life? Pray and ask God to show you what He sees about you. Ask Him to reveal to you, your sins andContinue reading “Are You Growing?”

7 Demons

As addicts, we have experienced many of the same things in our lives. We have slept in similar ditches, woken up in the wrong beds, got caught up with the wrong people, and done a million things we cannot remember, no matter how hard we try.             But, one of the things thatContinue reading “7 Demons”

Remembering

 I was walking downtown at night, when I got the strong smell of whisky in my nose. It was over powering, and brought back memories of puking that stuff up a thousand times. It was Southern Comfort. The smell was so recognizable I could almost taste it.             I have not drunkContinue reading “Remembering”

8 Ways to Stay Clean

As addicts we need to totally change our lives, in order to be free of addictions and the temptations to reuse.             It is my belief that God created us, and that addiction is not a surprise to Him. Actually, He created everything associated with addiction, but the purpose was originally for good.Continue reading “8 Ways to Stay Clean”

You Go With You

Here’s a lesson I learned while my life was falling apart. I had been abandoned after driving my family away. I drank and drank and partied and fought. I was arrested time and time again, and that’s who I was.             I had been drinking and decided to go to the bowlingContinue reading “You Go With You”

Facing the Bar Scene

I haven’t drank alcohol since November 1, 2002. My life was destroyed. I cried out to God and He moved. I went to prison and with God, I’ve rebuilt my life. I am no longer tempted to drink or use.             But, let’s face it. This life is a battle. It’s tough forContinue reading “Facing the Bar Scene”

Jailhouse Religion

When I was locked up, I first heard this term. It was used to refer to someone who turns to God only when they are in the jailhouse. I’ve heard high class people use this term and I’ve heard inmates use it to slam other inmates. They would say things like, “Man, you only wantContinue reading “Jailhouse Religion”

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