Archive for December, 2015



Nostalgia, by Monty Dale Meyer



Join the Monty’man, Stephanie H. and Bruce H and Special Guest Harlen as they share some Christmas Jokes, Christmas Carol History and an incredibly moving and powerful story of the power of love at Christmas many years ago between two forces that would seek to destroy each other. Don’t miss one of the most meaningful shows we have ever produced. Also, visit our main website at for even more recovery talk and positive music.

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Do’s and Don’ts to Make a Happy Holiday in Recovery

Regardless of what your spiritual beliefs are concerning the holiday’s, one thing is for sure, if you are in recovery, this time of year may be stressful for you and even if you are full of joy, stress is ever present. Here are some suggestions on how to have a successful holiday season.  Also, play Take 12 Santa Trivia and have a bit of fun before the topic.   Don’t forget to subscribe to our shows, follow us on PodOMatic or download the PodOMatic App for iPhones and Android.

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A despairing man should have the devotion of his friends, even though he forsakes the fear of the Almighty.  Job 6:14

At some point during the recovery process we re-examine our most fundamental beliefs. A long process of sorting, examining and questioning takes place. And, in that process, our relationship with God is challenged. It is possible that our relationship with God will deepen and strengthen in the process. But it is also possible that we will find ourselves pulling away from God. We may find ourselves angry with God, or afraid of God, or unable to believe in God at all. This can be a frightening experience. It can feel like the very foundations of life are being shaken.

In times like this, we need many things. But at the top of the list is our need for friends who will accept us even if we turn away from God. We need friends who will not minimize our struggle or discount our feelings. We need people who will not be shocked when we are full of rage at God. We need friends who are able to hear the deep pain behind our words and who know that this, too, is part of our healing. We need people who can see beyond the immediate pain to the healing that can come.

Even when we forsake the fear of God, we need friends who understand, who are committed to us for the long haul, and who plead with God on our behalf.

Sometimes I feel agnostic, Lord,
I just don’t know anymore.
Sometimes I want nothing to do with you.
Where were you when I needed you the most?
Sometimes I despair, Lord.
Sometimes I can’t seem to hope.
I need friends who will not abandon me, Lord.
I need friends who will be patient and grace-full with my anger and fear.
I need friends who will stay with me as we wait for you to show yourself once again.
I need friends, Lord, who will give me courage to hope again in you.
Send help, Lord.

Thank you everyone, for being patient with each other even when we are not at our best!

~The Monty’man
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