Author Archives: Chaz

About Chaz

Husband, father, brother, son, friend. Sober member of AA. Grateful for the life God gave me and for the happy struggle of recovery.

Self-pity Revisted

First post in about 9 months…. must be something really on my mind, no? Self-pity… wow… what a sneaky, powerful enemy.  One of the worst habits, and inhibitors of life, happiness, and success I have ever come across. In my … Continue reading

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Renting them space in your head.

The notion that we rent people space in our heads (meaning allowing them to occupy our thoughts, usually in a negative way), isn’t quite accurate in my experience. To rent someone space would imply that we get some form of compensation … Continue reading

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Lost out or spared from?

I lost a lot financially when I crashed and burned years ago. I thought I had lost out on things that were important a vital to a happy and successful life. Comforts and privileges that I then thought added to … Continue reading

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Compassion & Humility

I listened recently to an amazing teaching that included the subtleties of the heart we may or may not have when helping others. The most compelling part to me was the point that unless we reach out from a place … Continue reading

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“All teenagers smoke pot”

Alright…. I’m gonna call bull shit on this one. Yes, been a while since I posted and sorry my return to blogging starts a little coarsely. I am sick of the low bar of expectation we project on our North … Continue reading

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Was Jesus’ first miracle a liquor run?

I read a book recently that cast a different light on not so much who Jesus was, but perhaps more “how” Jesus likely was.  There was not dispute that Jesus was the Son of God and Messiah.  The questioning was … Continue reading

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News Years Day Resolution

Happy New Year! I woke up this morning realizing I now had the family cold. I was hoping to avoid it this year but it was undeniable. I didn’t want to waste the day laying in bed and I knew … Continue reading

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