Category Archives: addiction

Man in the Mirror

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Having Had a Spiritual Awakening . . .

(December 18, 2005) I was out for my Sunday run before Mass.  I was heading east along Youngren Road here in Harbert, Michigan watching the sky redden in the east. And then it hit me—literally hit me—I was powerless over … Continue reading

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That Higher Power Thing

 

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Prayer for Serenity

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardship as … Continue reading

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Sad Day in Saint Joe

(Saint Joseph, Michigan) Two friends and I visited the Berrien County Jail in Saint Joe the day after an inmate shot and killed two bailiffs, wounded two other people, and then was shot and killed himself by police in the … Continue reading

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Seventh Heaven

They said if I drank a fifth on the fourth I would not go forth on the fifth.  Been there; done that.  They said that despite the fifth on the fourth, I would be ready for a six-pack on the … Continue reading

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True Independence

House Coffee Flash Fiction by Charles McKelvy “. . . rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed . . .” That was all he needed to hear. That and the stale house coffee and the basket … Continue reading

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