My name is Brian H. Hushbeck, a believer in Jesus Christ. As I sit outside the Sunroom here at Gramercy Court, I look outside and wonder if I will ever be able to play four square again.
I might be able to someday, but for now I am in Powered Wheelchair. I know it sounds crazy, but it might take another year or two.
I am just glad that I got the Apple iPad, and I hope to get a Cell Phone in another week or two.
I read through the book on Bethlehum that I got last week from the pastor in Palo Alto, CA. I did the last Devotional yesterday from the Advent reading.
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.
I am thinking that I might be addicted to SimCity Buildit. As an addict, it. can be difficult to determine if I continue on with my addiction. The Good thing about the Celebrat Recovery Study Bible is the Daily Devotion in the back. I just got the Bible this past Sunday. I am currently on Day 6 in the Daily Devotion.
As far as I have been with Gambling, I know that I might Gamble again. That would be considered as a relapse, and I contacted the GA office about the use of their logo on my Blog the other day. They have a website that I can check for meetings.
As far as my addiction to food, I didn’t even know that I was an addict when I picked up the Love Hunger Workbook. I don’t have the book right now, but I believe that it is still around.
I know that I contacted Venture Christian Christ Church about my other addiction. I hope the message gets through to Chip Ingram who is the Senior Pastor there in Los Gatos. That is different than the city of Los Altos.
On Friday October 21, 2016 as I lay in my bed here at Gramercy Court, I have a few things happening here at Gramercy Court. Breakfast is served about 7:45AM.
I read through the Road to Recovery this morning. I don’t think everyone is aware of that road that Rick Warren developed.
I am on Step One / Principle One in my addiction to SimCity Buildit. I might stay on Step One until November 1st. I might be able to move to Step Two / Principle Two before that time. I plan to listen to the 12 Steps and their Biblical Comparisons tomorrow.
I know that today is Friday, but Sunday is Coming. I won’t be able to make it to Westminster Presbyterian Church this Weekend, but that will continue to be my home church until the end of October. I will see about possibly switching churches in November.
I will pray about it this weekend, and continue on with the Daily Devotions. Some others might jump on board here in Sacramento County.
I just read the Day 5 Daily Meditation in the Celebrate Recovery Bible, and I plan to do Day 6 tomorrow. I know that yesterday morning I was on Step One / Principal One. My plan on October 20, 2016 is to remain on that step until November 2016.
I was supposed to meet with my Behavioral Psychologist on Wednesday, but I never really met her yesterday. She may have come in but hopefully I can meet with her next Wednesday. I plan to do the Day 6 Daily Meditation sometime on Friday.
I posted something on my Facebook blog. I know that everyone doesn’t use Facebook, but I do for right now. It would be nice if I could post my blog on Facebook, but at this point I am trying to step out of denial, and turn my life around.
I also have a Tecarta Bible program on my iPad, and I use both of the Bible’s. At this point I choose to believe that I am a Presbyterian. I joined Westminster Presbyterian Church, but I don’t attend. I am hoping to get a Celebrate Recovery Small Group started in the next six weeks. They are looking into how to get the first four Workbooks. I have a sample of the Participants guide 1 on my iPad.
That is all for now, and I look forward to the Holidays ahead. I just don’t want to see Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving.
Today is Thursday October 20, 2016
I got an online gift for the CR Bible eBook. It was sent by a pastor at Vintage Faith Church down in Santa Cruz. As I think about my recovery, I find it best to read the Daily Devotional and the Road To Recovery.
Those are the eight principles that Pastor Rick Warren put together a few years ago. I know that with the stuff that I have been dealing with that the answer to my questions will be ready to give me a fresh start.
Thanks again to Dan Kimball who is a pastor at VFC.
With my Gambling Recovery under control, it is time to deal with with my Food Addiction. I picked up the Love Hunger Workbook while I was employed as a Customer Service Rep for Borland in Scotts valley from 1990 to 1993.
I went down to my eye appointment in south Sacramento on Timberlake Way. Emma gave me a ride down and back with Alpha One. I made it back to Gramercy in one piece. I called Alpha One to let them know that I appreciated the service.
I came back to Gramercy Court and ate Lunch in my room. Now I am in the Lobby.
I. am thinking about the Celebrate Recovery Bible that I received yesterday and whether I can get past Step One / Principle One. Today is Monday October 17, 2016.
I know that I am not Gambling right now, but the question that I have is how to get to my Fourth Step.
Hopefully there is someone that I can ask. I am planning on doing Step Two / Principle Two in two weeks.
I might move up the date.
As I think about what Step One means to me, I might be ready to move to Step Two. The first three steps are in the first workbook in Celebrate Recovery.
The problem with Step One is that sometimes I might need something else in my life.
I know that I get a ride down to my eye doctor today I might wait a little bit on Step Two. I have some appointments this week..
Today is Monday October 17, 2016
I will get Breakfast this morning in the Dining Room here at Gramercy Courtt.
With my recovery under control I might wait until Thursday to do the next Step. That would put me ahead, as I was planning on waiting until October 31st.