“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. I’ve always liked Steve Wonder’s “message music.”  His songs and those of Earth, Wind and Fire were very critical in me becoming a Christian in the late 1970’s. One song in particular that […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. Tonight’s “Key” comes from Step 10: “We continued to take a personal inventory and when we were wrong, we promptly admitted it” Do you ever reflect on or think about how a conversation […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. Today’s “Key” is just a reminder that its OK to ask for help when you need it. As a man, when I didn’t ask for help, I got into some unenviable and stressful […]

“Keynotes” are my brief comments about life and recovery and are intended to provide insight, inspiration, wisdom or humor to your day. Today’s keynote simply asks you to remember how “Key” your Higher Power is to your day. I imagine that God would love to empower you, as best as you’re able, to be kind […]

Happy Father’s Day to you gentlemen! As I contemplate the meaning of the day and some of the experiences that have come with being “Papa” or “Daddie,” here are a few things that come to mind: Father’s Day means I’ve prayed for your safe arrival, learned how to feed, burp, change and “over-protect” you. It […]

It’s June and many brides and bridegrooms will be walking down the aisle of a church repeating vows and entering into marriage to start a new life together. Having been married for 25 years, I can only imagine the adventures and challenges, the rewards and heartaches but hopefully, the immense joy that the couples will […]

A few days ago we lost a great man who through his love, wit and professionalism has impacted and inspired many of us to live healthier and saner lives. I’m sad that we’ll not have the opportunity to see John in person, but I have gratitude that the body of work he created will forever […]