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God’s Idea of Good
June 17, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Last week marked the 12th anniversary of my release from Federal incarceration. My life has been a display of God’s faithfulness, regardless of who we are or what we have done. I remember the day of my release from the Halfway House. I was clutching a box that held my possessions. I

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Dry Branches and Faker Fruit
June 11, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Last week I told you I have rearranged my priorities. I’m far more deliberate about spending quality time with Jesus. I feel renewed, and I know why. I had been living as a dry branch because I was not abiding in the Vine. Jesus tells us in John 15 He is the

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The Word I’m Learning to Hate
June 3, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey Does anyone other than me feel like life is traveling at warp speed? I am so overwhelmed by my to-do list. I feel like no one gets the best part of me. Not my husband, my family, or my friends. Even Jesus only gets my leftovers. I am just too busy. There

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Whose Dream Are You Following?
May 27, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey On January 2, 2018, Caring Counseling Ministries began operating at our new location at 11264 Route 37 in Marion. On May 20, 2019, we opened our 2nd facility on that property. The Caring Counseling Ministries Annex Building. Before our move to Route 37, we had been operating out of a building generously

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The Story of the Bummer Lamb
May 16, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine McCloskey In this broken world, few of us escape the hurt of rejection. Whether the pain comes from a dysfunctional home, schoolyard bullying, or unrequited love, by the time we reach adulthood, most of us are bearing some scars. Since feeling rejected is a pain we find unbearable, we protect ourselves. Pop

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My New Goal
May 12, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by:  Cris Corzine-McCloskey It’s a sad day for the McCloskey household. This morning our oldest and most beloved dog, Pabu, could not walk. She’s usually such a tough girl. She is the alpha, ruling over the other dogs with an iron paw. But today she had to be carried out of bed and is currently

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The Lottery You Don’t Want to Win
May 6, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey Another person I care about died from addiction last week. He was young and bright, and he smelled like destiny. He had the potential to be a world changer. Now he’s gone. Destroyed by a disease that is killing more Americans each year than the Vietnam and Afghanistan Wars combined. There is

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Searching for Serenity
April 28, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey There is a prayer that goes like this, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” That’s the Serenity Prayer. It’s famous in recovery circles, but I believe it holds treasures for us all.

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The True Tree of Life
April 15, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey I love Easter! To me, it commemorates the ultimate Clash of the Titans. It was Love versus evil and death in a smack-down fight, and Love won. Love finished the work. On the night before the crucifixion, Jesus wrestled with His humanity in a garden called the Mount of Olives. We now

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Don’t Buy the Lie
April 8, 2019 Grace ccmadmin

by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey My body is crushing it lately! Yesterday I ran errands, did some housework, and took the dogs for a long walk. Today I went to the grocery store. I have been craving homemade curry, so I have plans to try a new recipe tonight. With all the amazing things my body is

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