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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 currentlyRead More
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 isRead More
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.Read More
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 nowRead More
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 isRead More
The Upside of Being Down
April 1, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey My medical leave ends today. It feels strange going back after nearly a month off. I’m excited, but this ordeal has changed me, and I may not approach therapy the same. Don’t worry, the changes are good because I have experienced the upside of being down. My old life could have beenRead More
A Thanks to Those Who Served
March 26, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey I am a Veteran of the United States Air Force. I was a communication specialist in the mid-1980s stationed in Europe. My husband says I’m his favorite Cold War spy, and considering the nature of my job, I guess that’s what I was. I never think of my contribution as being noble.Read More
To Have and to Hold
March 10, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey I have been using a gratitude journal. Each night I am given a writing prompt by way of an inspirational quote or question. These ideas direct me to seek out and reflect on the things I have to be grateful for. The other night I was given this question, “What 3 thingsRead More
Hey, What’s Your Problem?!
March 3, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey One thing we know, hurting people hurt people. Pain and offense are spreading like a virus. It seems nearly everyone is mad about something or someone. Whether it be feelings hurt by spouses and families or offenses taken in church or with co-workers, hurt and offense has become a way of lifeRead More
What Matters Most
February 24, 2019 Grace ccmadmin by: Cris Corzine-McCloskey I recently caught myself giving Jesus advice. I kid you not. While praying for a friend I began telling Him what she needed and what verses He should use to encourage her. In my heart, I could almost hear Him chuckle, and I realized how absurd I was. I was presuming toRead More