When Fear Steals Your Joy

My mother’s cries jerked me awake that fateful morning in 1977. A day of skiing turned tragic for my aunt and uncle during a snowstorm in South Lake Tahoe. They lost control of their car and went careening over the side of a cliff. My uncle Ben lived for an hour on life support but…

Turn Your Mess into a Message

Click here to listen to today’s live Genuine Life radio bit. It’s about turning your mess into a message. Hey, what good is our mess if it doesn’t minister to others right 🙂

Does it Matter What You Live For?

Meaning and purpose in life is essential to our well being. This guy named Victor Frankl survived a Nazi concentration camp and wrote about his experiences in a book called Man’s Search for Meaning.  He said the difference between those that lived and those that didn’t came down to one thing: Meaning. The realization that “Life was…

Avoid Death Bed Regrets

For those of you that prefer video click here to listen to today’s Genuine Live radio bit live. It’s about identifying what’s blocking you from achieving what you want and avoiding death bed regrets!

Identify the Blocker Keeping You from Getting what You want

If you keep struggling with the same goal year after year, try to identify what your blocker is. It could be fear of success. It could be fear of failure. It’s possible to have both simultaneously. Maybe you’ve been codependent and haven’t followed your heart because you’re acting on everyone else’s advice. Or you’ve been trying…

Growth Through Trials and Sorrow

Do you believe there’s a higher purpose to your pain, trials, and suffering? Click here to watch today’s live radio  bit about experiencing growth through trials and difficulties! “The same God who allows our suffering also showers us with compassion” (Lamentations 3:31).

Gratitude is a Verb

In recovery meetings gratitude is often described as an action. Simply put, If we’re grateful, how will we express it? In the bible Jesus heals ten lepers and only one comes back to thank him: “Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? Does only this foreigner return to give glory to God?” (Luke 17:17-18)….

Help and Hope for the New Year Ahead

Hi friends, Click here to check out this mornings live video where I share some tips on how to reach your goals this year. Oh, and Happy New Year! Jodie Stevens  

One Day at a Time

Originally posted on Genuine Life with Jodie Stevens:
We’ve all heard the saying ‘Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day.’ The state of your heart wasn’t built in a day either, or the state of your life. Your situation now (whether good or bad) is most likely a culmination of the patterns and habits of every…

He Can Rescue the Broken

Life on earth is so short. No amount of fame, money, brilliance, talent, charisma or good looks can bring happiness. They’re all transitory. I know that if God hadn’t intervened in my life, I would have eventually been overtaken by addiction and despair. The difference today is that I HAVE God in my life. My God…

Who Is The Real Victim Of Un-Forgiveness?

Originally posted on Genuine Life with Jodie Stevens:
? Ephesians 4:32 tells us to forgive one another as Christ forgave us. When we don’t it can harm us more than our transgressors because bitterness and resentment are damaging to our mind, body and spirit. When we don’t forgive, we remain a victim of the offense,…

Love, Shame, and the Mess of Weeds that Hide it All

The recovery process is often described as like “peeling back layers of an onion.” Each new season produces a harvest of discoveries. Sometimes they make our soul blossom like a flower; other times they’re like a drought withering our insides with pain, sorrow and regret. I like to think of these ‘seasons’ as a pruning…