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Great week....
By chefdalet
6/3/2012 12:18:00 AM
Just had a great week and wanted to share some words of encouragement. I had the opportunity this week to ordain one of my sons an Elder. As I gave the blessing, I became quite emotional. As I spoke the words the spirit put into my heart, I felt such joy at being worthy for this great opportunity. While I have participated in hundreds of ordinances under the unworthy guise of my addicted self, this one felt sooo much different. There is no greater feeling for a priesthood holder than to use his authority with power because of his worthiness.

For you are new to recovery...keep fighting. Give your self to Him. Attend meetings. Work the steps. Be humble.

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It means a lot to us to see someone that is making it!    
"People with lots of sobriety is somethng for all of us to look up to. Thank you so much. In my SAA program, there are tons of people in the meetings with 5-15 yrs of sobriety. They are owning the 12th step and giving back to those of us in need that the monster can be tamed. I think my number 1 issue with the LDS PSAG groups is that the ones I have attended, people dont have much sobriety. There is a feeling that once you go through the program you are fixed.. I guess kinda like cancer treatments. IF the treatment is successful, they call it in remission and you dont have to attend anymore.

I really apreciate when old timers post and provide messages of success."
posted at 09:25:38 on June 3, 2012 by hurtallover
So happy for all of you    
"This is so wonderful. I will never, ever take a man standing in a priesthood blessing, ordination, or other circle lightly again after my experiences with this. It is one of the great blessings that has come from this journey.

So happy for you!"
posted at 07:12:24 on June 4, 2012 by maddy


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"I have come to know that thoughts, like water, will stay on course if we make a place for them to go. Otherwise, our thoughts follow the course of least resistance, always seeking the lower levels. Probably the greatest challenge and the most difficult thing you will face in mortal life is to learn to control your thoughts. In the Bible it says, as a man ‘thinketh in his heart, so is he’ (Prov. 23:7). One who can control his thoughts has conquered himself. As you learn to control your thoughts, you can overcome habits, even degrading personal habits. You can gain courage, conquer fear, and have a happy life. "

— Boyd K. Packer

BYU, Speeches of the Year, 26 Sept. 1967