Paula Kornegay

Laugh Again – from the AACC Blog

The following post is taken from the AACC blog.  It certainly was worth a re-post. “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand” Mark Twain Kids smile an average of 45 times an hour, and they will “belly laugh” 1 time every 7.5 minutes. By the time we become an adult that drops to 15…

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Valley Vision

During seasons of life we experience valleys and mountain tops. For those fighting to overcome drug and alcohol addictions, much time is spent in the valley during recovery, even for the family members of those affected by chemical dependencies. You stand, fight, and try to climb out of the valley. This is something we encourage…

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Handling Stress: Self-Medicating vs God’s Presence

Trying to carry your own weight and stress in life is overwhelming and can lead one down the wrong path to self medicate with drugs and alcohol.  There is a better way, a healthier path that’s found in God’s presence. Today, I could feel the tendencies to work, fix, and achieve a set of tasks…

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Marred Jars

Do you ever feel like your jar (life) is marred? If you are a part of the human race, I know you have felt that way at some point. If your jar has been marred, God will give you a new one as seems good to Him, the creator. “The vessel that He made of…

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Will you pay the cost to live free from addictions?

“But the king replied… ‘No, I insist on buying it, for I will not present burnt offerings to the LORD my God that have cost me nothing.’ So David paid him…” 2 Sam 24:24 via The One Year ® Bible | YouVersion. David in the Bible built an altar to God in a plea to stop…

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Dependence, Abuse and Addiction

– excerpt from Coalition Against Drug Abuse While drug use often begins as a way to seek recreation, the addictive properties of drugs quickly turn a perceived outlet for fun into a constant need to remain high. This compulsion is uncontrollable and may interfere with a person’s everyday life. Even when the effects of drugs…

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Sacrifice: Soldiers bring Freedom, The Savior brings Holiness

Today in America we celebrate Memorial Day. A day to honor the fallen soldiers who have given their lives as a sacrifice for the freedom we have in America. For that, we are very appreciative. Words cannot describe our gratitude for their service. Just as we see soldiers sacrificed their lives to bring freedom for…

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The Deep Oil of Forgiveness – AACC.net Blog

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” -Mark Twain “Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.” -Jesus Christ In his book “Unconditional” Brian Zahnd asks this question, “So what is your story? Who has been cruel to you? Perhaps bitterly cruel. What injustice have you…

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Suffering & The Cross

The devotion from Charles Spurgeon comes from Luke 23:26 today. It reads, “As they led Jesus away, they grabbed Simon, a man from Cyrene, as he was coming in from the country, and they put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.” Spurgeon goes on the say the following: “Jesus does…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

What is the most commonly used addictive substance in the US? If your answer is alcohol, you are correct. Alcoholism has certainly been a long-standing problem in the US. An estimated 17.6 million people (1 in every 12 adults) suffer from alcohol abuse. That is why the NCADD – National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence…

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