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Celebrate Recovery

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

By Mary Owen, National Training Coach

This is what newcomers hear when they attend Celebrate Recovery® for the first time:

“If this is your first time to Celebrate Recovery, welcome to our forever family. It’s not so important why you’re here. What is important is that you’re here. Keep coming back!”

My husband and I have a 10-year-old grandson who is learning how to play the upright bass. His conductor teaches at three schools, so he decided to combine all of them to perform at one concert. The 115 children had never played as a group before this concert.

It was amazing to hear students from different backgrounds with different personalities, who were playing together for the first time, come together and make music.

The conductor explained that the most important lessons he teaches his students are to start together, stay together, and finish together. That’s how they were able to make such beautiful music together!

Just like in learning an instrument and playing with others, this can work in our lives, too!

Start together.

Are you struggling with a hurt, hang-up, or habit? Are you tired of trying to fight your battles alone? If you want to experience victory in your life and witness others do the same, seize the opportunity by attending Celebrate Recovery.

Stay together.

Just because you start attending Celebrate Recovery, things don’t get better immediately—it’s a process. You’re going to have challenges along the way. The Enemy will try to distract you and tempt you to give up; do not listen to his lies! Trust the process and the people God will bring along your recovery journey in Celebrate Recovery.

Finish together.

By working hard and staying the course, we find healing and join the mission of bringing beauty, God’s glory, to others. We get to share the hope of Jesus Christ that we have found on our journey.

I love thinking of how people from all over the planet—with different backgrounds, different skin colors, and different accents—come together in Celebrate Recovery and unite in making a difference in this world.

Then when Jesus returns, we will hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into my Kingdom. Let’s celebrate together!”

That’s what we do in Celebrate Recovery:

Start together. Stay together. Finish together.

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