No one that ever begins drinking expects to say those words. Yet those are the words spoken in A.A. (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings daily all over the world. No matter what age you were when you took your first drink, usually you expected it to be fun. Just to enjoy with friends. For some, that’s all it will ever be. For others, it becomes an addiction.

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  You all are in my prayers each and every day.  I pray for your health and wholeness in your spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical walk.  Summer is upon us & that means we’ve been through spring break, Daytona Bike week, and Leesburg Bike week.  Let me translate what that means: party, party, and party some more.  The parties continue through the summer on our beaches and lakes.  With all that said I thought it would be timely to share with you about the imminent dangers of falling into relapse.

I was driving down a busy street when my cell phone rang. Fumbling for my phone, I snatched it up and pushed it against my ear. “Hello?” I was greeted with loud static. Through the electronic interference I could barely make out the muffled sounds of a woman’s voice. I strained to hear her words. “Hello? Who is this?” Suddenly, the static evaporated and the loud, ominous tone of an irritated voice came through crystal clear. “It’s your MOTHER!” Certain sins and failures are all but unforgivable: Near the top of the list is not recognizing your mother’s voice when she calls. It took awhile to redeem myself for that faux pas!