Posts by Gary Arntessoni

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We all Need Recovery! Why not try Celebrate Recovery?

by Gary Arntessoni

We use the word “recovery” a fair share in our vocabulary. We talk about recovering lost time, recovering from a busy work week. Hospitals send people to the recovery room following a surgery. What do these forms of recovery have in common? In every instance the person is trying to get back a sense of […]

This Christmas experience the gift of new life!

by Gary Arntessoni

Celebrate Recovery is a group of people who are walking the road of recovery together What gift would you like to find under the Christmas tree this year? If you were to think of the best present you could get this year what would it be? Is it something tangible like a watch, new flat […]

How do I know if CR can be good for me?

by Gary Arntessoni

Life is tricky!  It is easy to pick up baggage along the way.   If you are wondering if Celebrate Recovery is for you, take the following quiz. Check all that apply! Do you have trouble setting limits with yourself? Do you sacrifice your identity, desires, or needs to make others feel good about themselves or to […]

What if you could look forward to the Holidays, rather than dread them?

by Gary Arntessoni

Hurts, habits, hang-ups–We all have them In recovery we all come to realize that our habits, hang-ups, and hurts, often include our family relationships; whether people in our family have hurt us, or we’ve hurt them. The holidays can be a very difficult time. We find ourselves thrust back into relationships and patterns that we […]

Walking with Jesus to the Cross – Sunday

by Gary Arntessoni

Sunday – April 16, 2017   Easter!! Gary Arntessoni Christ the Lord is risen today! Hallelujah! He is Risen ― The Lord Is Risen Indeed! Read Luke 24 Jesus Has Risen 24 On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the […]

Walking with Jesus to the Cross – Saturday

by Gary Arntessoni

Saturday, April 15, 2017 Gary Arntessoni Walking with Jesus to the Cross – Saturday Saturday April 15, 2017 (Holy Saturday) Today the Scriptures are silent. Jesus lies alone in the tomb. Some believe Jesus descended in to hell to preach salvation to the lost on Saturday. The women left his body in the tomb because […]

Walking with Jesus to the Cross – Friday

by Gary Arntessoni

Friday, April 14, 2017 Gary Arntessoni Walking with Jesus to the Cross – Friday This year, we are preparing for Easter by reading about the last week of Jesus’ life and ministry as he walked into Jerusalem and to the cross. Imagine “walking in His shoes,” walking with him and experiencing all he did that […]

Walking with Jesus to the Cross – Thursday

by Gary Arntessoni

Thursday, April 13, 2017 Gary Arntessoni Walking with Jesus to the Cross – Thursday Thursday April 13, 2017 (Maundy Thursday – the Day of the Last Supper) Maundy Thursday is taken from the Latin word MANDATUM which means commandment. It’s referencing Jesus’s command in John 13:34-35, “So now I am giving you a new commandment: […]

Walking with Jesus to the Cross – Wednesday

by Gary Arntessoni

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Gary Arntessoni Walking with Jesus to the Cross – Wednesday Today is Wednesday of holy week. The week has been like a slow climb to the top of a hill, but now we are ready to slide down the other side at full speed. So far the action has been slow. […]