Finding  Freedom

By Virgie Rose

Celebrate Recovery is alive and well!!!   We survived COVID-19 are now back to ‘business as usual”.  We can now serve a complete meal at our meetings.  Masks are no longer required.  Of course, if you prefer to wear a mask, we will make sure you feel safe while at the meeting.

Are you tired of playing God?  Do you repress or deny how you truly feel?  Do you waste precious energy running from your past or worrying about or dreading your future?  Do you wish you had better coping skills for handling pain or disappointment?

If so, come join our group!!!  Sandy Scott, the current worship leader, says that “Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program for anyone 18 or older that offers a safe place to confidentially deal with their hurts, habits and hang-ups.  We not only address chemical dependency but any life issues that are causing problems such as anger, anxiety, depression, financial struggles, codependency, suicidal thoughts or sexual issues.”

We celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the eight recovery principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ-centered 12 steps.  This experience allows us to be changed.  We open the door by sharing our experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another.  In addition, we become willing to accept God’s grace in solving our life problems.

By working the steps and applying the Biblical principles found in the Beatitudes, we begin to grow spiritually.  We become free from our addictive, compulsive, and negative behaviors.  This freedom creates peace, serenity, joy, and most importantly, a stronger relationship with God and others. 

As we progress along the road to recovery, we discover our personal, loving, and forgiving Higher Power – Jesus Christ.

Does this sound like what you are seeking? 

Since its’ inception on August 15, 2015, CR has changed many lives.  Come let it change yours!!

Celebrate Recovery meets every Thursday evening at Open Door Fellowship, 285 Esperanza Rd, Coushatta.  A meal is served at 5:30 p.m. with large group at 6:00 p.m. and small group at 7:00 p.m. 

For more information, call Sandy Scott at 318.510.8318 or Virgie Rose at 318.218.5853.


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