After reading the devotion for yesterday, and putting my post on my WordPress account I made it to Breakfast, Lunch and then to the church service in the Classroom.
It was a good service, and I heard several good things in.the service including Great Is Thy Faithfulness and a sermon by Pastor Flood on The Attributes of God. I had my iPad with me, and I was able to share a couple of my apps with the Pastor and the Music Leader.
Then I went to the Lobby and listened to a sermon by Chip Ingram on my iPad. I didn’t have to click on his app but I did anyway. I went to Dinner after listening to one of the the messages from Living On The Edge.
I then went back to my room. There were two Good things on Television, and I was watching the television and I turned the Television off and I read The Road to Recovery. I turned the Television on after that and I thought about watching the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys, or to turn the Television back to The World Series. I checked the Television in the Day Room because it is the bigger screen and I was hoping there might be a couple other people to socialize with.
Today being Halloween I doubt I will dress up. I don’t have a costume right now. Oh well, it is early in the morning here. It is almost six according to the CASIO watch on my wrist. I know that I need to decide what to do next after I post my blog. My YouTube still isn’t working correctly after several days, and I get to eat Breakfast in the Dining Room at about 7:45AM.
I might be able to watch some Television this morning. I am not sure which station to watch. I love Good Day on Channel 31, but there is also Channel 13 which is a sister station of Channel 31. There is Channel 10, which is ABC. There is FOX which has a morning show, then there is the NBC news on Channel 3.
Then their is always the radio.
I will finish typing on my Apple iPad now, and see how Halloween goes in 2016.
I am thinking about a name change for my blog. What are some ideas? I know that I haven’t been that creative in the past. I have a newfound creativity to work with.
I think I will change it in the next 21 Days. That would be 3 weeks to see if anyone has a suggestion for the new name. That would be November 15.
I signed up for a service from KLOVE. I think the reason for my new found creativity is the fact that I did not have a firm foundation when I was 13 or 14. At 54 I find myself in a unique situation. It could take up to a year, but I am playing it eafe with Gambling. As far as my issues with Food, that was a different story.
Today is Tuesday October 25, 2016.
As I think about my new found freedom, I just finished Day 10 in my readings at the back of the Celebrate Recovery Bible. Also I got a visit from the Senior Pastor at Westminster Presbyterian Church. I will see how November goes, but I have decided to stay a Presbyterian through November. I am a member at Westminster Presbyterian Church for now.
I read through Ephesians 6:10-20 on Sunday Night, and I sent out some emails yesterday. I decided to move on to Principle Two (Step Two) yesterday. There are 8 Principles and 12 Steps. I am not sure how long I will be on that Principle for.
I have to recover at my own pace. Tomorrow is Wednesday October 26, 2016 according to my Casio Watch. I will get the Participants Guides for my Apple iPad next month when John goes shopping for an Amazon Gift Card. Enjoy the World Series with the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians. The Sacramento Kings open up Wednesday on the road, then they play their first home game on a Thursday at the Golden 1 Center.
Thanks to Tecarta Bible app that I downloaded on my Apple iPad.
There are a few activities on the schedule for today here at Gramercy Court. If you think you might have a problem with Gamblimg, be sure and check out a meeting near you. I plan not to Gamble.
I talked with the Business Office here at Gramercy Court, and it looks like they have found a way to get me the four participants guides from Amazon.
Today is Saturday October 22, 2016
Right now I don’t want to say what Day 7 is about in the CR Study Bible eBook at this point. I just read what it says. For now I am glad that I have Step One / Principle One down.
I spoke with Social Services yesterday about my appointment with the Behavioral Psycholist.I will probably wait until Wednesday to determine if I can move on to Step Two.
As I recall from last night I spoke with one of the residents sons are who does Video for some of the local teams that helped me out. He suggested that I might have done Step Two already. That may be true, which means I have some extra time to wait until I tackle Step Three.
I forget whether today is the day that I read the GA 12 Steps off of the website. They haven’t sent the yellow combo book yet.
Well there is always a few other options right now.
– I can read the 12 Steps off the GA website
– I can read the 8 Recovery Principles by RickW.
– I can watch the 12 Steps on the YouTube Video
There may be others, but I don’t want to get overwhelmed.
At this point I will have to wait until at least Monday for the participants guides. I will download them from Amazon to Kindle on my iPad. I might try and contact the SA office for help. I saw a place on the internet that provides counseling for SA clients.
I should probably wait and get some sleep in before I take on the task. A Day at a time, and I plan to cover Day 8 tomorrow.
Tonight is another episode of Survivor on CBS. I plan to watch it tonight on TV. That is great news for my recovery. I didn’t understand the first three steps when I picked up the Love Hunger Workbook while working at Borland..
I know now that the first Step in any recovery group is saying your name, and what your in recovery for. For example, when I realized that I was a problem gambler, I began to attend GA meetings. I would say something like my name is Brian and I am a problem Gambler. There are Step Studies, and other types of support. The problem with the Love Hunger Program was the fact that I was dealing with more than just Food.
Now the challenge for me is how to step out of denial. Maybe sometime in the next ninety days I will find the answer. All I know now is that I am at Gramercy Court. I have another appointment in two weeks down on Timberlake Way with my Eye Doctor. Today I finished Day four in my Daily Devotional in my CR Bible that I got this past Sunday.
I plan to go to Day 5 on Thursday. I will probably review today’s reading one more time today. I am not planning on getting to my third step until December.
I noticed that the power cord for my Apple iPad isn’t working right now. As I watch something on Television, I don’t really know what to do. It is almost Saturday and I don’t have time a way to purchase it another cord.
The problem was solved for now, and my iPad is charging. I had a new cord purchased last week, but it didn’t seem to work. I hope that I can update my blog tomorrow.
I wish there was an Apple iPad support group, but I haven’t seen one.
I might be able to get past Step One / Principle One before October 31. But for right now, it is seems best to stay where I am.