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May Blog of the Month May 4, 2009

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Celtic Crossing

Jim Brick, NJ, United States
I have been many persons. I’ve journeyed many lives and life times. The one consistent thread that has woven its way through my life is my belief and faith in God. I’m not as complicated as others would believe. However, I am layered. I have tried different styles of life and developed who I am by trying. I live life by not having my fears hold me back. If I were afraid of high places, I would stand on the highest mountain and look over towards the bottom. If I were afraid of the dark, I would sit in the darkest place I could find and listen for sound, never striking a match. My biggest fear is looking back. I am facing that fear now by writing my blog. What I am going to write about will be upsetting, dark, sad, unbelievable, loving, happy, funny, remarkable, and most of all, honest. I have always believed that God was there watching me; when I have turned away from God’s love, He never turned away from me. I have God, the love of Jesus and the power of the Holy Ghost to thank for my survival.


Recovery Ministries of the Diocese of New Jersey March 27, 2009

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Is pleased to invite one and all to our 2nd annual

Recovery Sunday Celebration

Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m.

Trinity Cathedral, Trenton

Celebrant: The Rt. Rev. George Councell Bishop of the Diocese of New Jersey

Preacher: The Rt. Rev. Mark Hollingsworth, Jr. Bishop of the Diocese of Ohio

Bishop Hollingsworth is a true renaissance man whose hobbies and interests include music, antique car restoration and ice hockey (he plays goalie). Many of us were privileged to meet him as he offered himself to our own Episcopal search process in 2003. At that time he shared, “Perhaps my most significant spiritual experience has been 17 years of recovery as an alcoholic,,,Sobriety has been a vehicle through which God has taught me how little of life is within my power to control, how great is my responsibility for that which is, and how the rest I must surrender in trust to God. It’s a learning that has yet to let me down.” After more than two decades in recovery, Bishop Hollingsworth has a most compelling message of hope and new life to share.

All are welcome: recovering alcoholics, addicts, family members, friends & advocates.

Share the good news with AA, NA, Alanon, Alateen and all the 12-step groups that meet in our congregations.

Come and be blessed.