It’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in America. So far I’ve spent my “holiday” out trying to work on a fence for a guy who wasn’t there to open his doors to where we had stored all of the supplies; had a cup of coffee with a friend; and debated the sanity of people ranging from Glenn Beck to Bill Maher to Sean Hannity to Dennis Miller. It’s been an interesting day…

I think that each MLK Day causes me to reflect on how people treat one another. It’s been said that if the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to treat everything as if it were a nail. I know people in my own life who are that way. I hope that I am not one of them. As a proud member of “Those People”, I’ve been a nail too many times. If you aren’t familiar with the concept of “Those People” it is the way that some people see those of us who are actively “in recovery”. It may seem a bit harsh at first glance. It may seem like we are feeling sorry for ourselves. But ask yourself this: is there an issue in your life – a hurt, habit, or hang-up – that needs attention yet remains neglected for some reason? Is the thing that keeps you from joining us on a Friday night at Celebrate Recovery a fear of being with “those people”? To be completely honest, that was my biggest fear before I finally started attending 13 years ago.

Come join us this Friday and see what we are all about. You just might be surprised!

-Rise Up!!

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