Celebrate Recovery OfficialJan 16, 2023
42. What is Your Escape Plan? (Part 1)
Continuing through this series we have been walking through a proactive plan to keep us from ending up in the wrong neighborhoods, with the wrong people, doing the wrong things that spiral us out in our area of recovery. In this podcast we will begin the conversation on what it looks like to develop a reactive plan when temptation creeps in to keep us from going to those bad spaces. Listen in as Rodney Holmstrom, global field Director of celebrate recovery tackles this topic.
41. Developing Your Escape Plan: Adding and Subtracting
As we continue this series on developing an escape plan we wanted to unpack some practicals of those things that we need to be removing from our life but just as important, what we will be adding to our life. It’s not just what would we take out of our life but what we put into it that can be beneficial as were defining our own healthy space in recovery. Listen in as Rodney Holmstrom, global field Director of celebrate recovery continues the conversation on this important topic
40. Developing an Escape Plan: Boundaries: Pt 2
Boundaries are a critical part of learning to apply to our life to put around ourselves to keep us in healthy spaces as we work the recovery principles. In this part two episode on boundaries, Rodney Holmstrom and Andy Petry will unpack the topic of establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries in our recovery.
39. Developing an Escape Plan: Boundaries: Pt 1
Today, we continue the conversation on a proactive plan to keep us from falling into bad neighborhoods, the wrong people, and those unhealthy things that we used to do that kept us stuck. On this podcast we want to continue the conversation and look at some of the boundaries that we can be aware of to establish healthy protection around ourselves and our recovery as we continue to do the hard work of digging into the roots through celebrate recovery. Join Rodney Holmstrom, global field Director of celebrate recovery and Andy Petry, landing Director of CR as they unpack this important topic
38. Developing a Healthy Escape Plan
As we do the hard work of digging into the roots of our compulsive behaviors, addictions, or unhealthy habits, defenses, or protections, it is important that we establish some good parameters and barriers proactively and reactively as temptations come up to keep us from running to those things that get us stuck. Join Rodney Holmstrom and Andy Petry as they start part one of a series of podcast conversations to help you develop a healthy escape plan.
37. What is Codependency?
One of the most confusing struggles in our recovery circle is the topic of “codependency“ What is it anyway? What are some of those characteristics that can keep us stuck in an unhealthy connection with those closest to us? What am does it look like when I’ve fallen into destructive habits of codependency?Join Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director of celebrate recovery as he unpacks this important topic to help us understand it and that ultimately work toward healing. Change is possible with this struggle just like any other hurt, hang-up, and habit.
36. Recovery is for Pastors Too
Can celebrate recovery benefit pastors to? One of the blessings of Celebrate Recovery are the many paths for people to find healing from the hurts, hangups and habits. Pastors are people too. Celebrate Pastor‘s in Recovery (CPR) is an incredible tool for pastors and their spouses to have a safe space toward healing. Join Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director of CR as he visits with Josh Lawrence, a pastor of a local church and faithful leader of these groups. Listen as he shares about the life change experience that takes place in these groups.
35. Can God bring healing to My Addictions?
As we continue through our discussions around addictions, we wanted to put some real-life experiences around this topic. This week we asked Mac Owen, Global Director of CR to join us to hear about how addictions kept him stuck and how he ultimately turned the corner toward hope and healing in recovery. Join Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director of CR as he interviews Mac on this important and hope-filled discussion.
34. What does healing look like when Battling Addictions? - Part 3
We’ve been unpacking a better understanding of addictions and how that plays out in our life. But is healing really possible? Can I find freedom in this area and ultimately walking path of everlasting life? In this podcast, Rodney Holmstrom, global field director of CR will unpack the practical steps and thoughts we look at as we move toward healing and growth as we battle addictions through the power of Jesus Christ & our recovery community.
33. Understanding Addictions - Part 2
Addictions can take grip on our lives, our heart, and mind, leaving a path of destruction and a great deal of pain. On this weeks podcast, Rodney continues the conversation around addictions to help us understand better where they come from and ultimately some signs to be paying attention to as we move toward recovery and healing.
32. Gambling Addiction: My Used-to-Be Story- Terry
As we’ve been unpacking and understanding addictions in this weeks podcast we wanted to put some skin on this area. We love and admire the courage of our brother Terri to come on and have a conversation around gambling and how that addiction created havoc in his life. Finding celebrate recovery and moving into a safe space to organize the pain and struggle that ultimately lead to healing in freedom and a newfound purpose in his life. Join Rodney Holmstrom, global field Director of Celebrate Recovery and Terry as we hear this Hope filled life change story
31: Understanding Addictions - Part 1
1 in 3 people coming into CR struggle with some form of Substance Addiction. Are there other things we can become addicted to as well? Understanding what and how the enemy draws us into this addictive area in our life is critical. But also knowing how CR can help create safety and healthy space to process our unhealthy habits toward new healthy practices can be life giving. Listen in as Rodney Holmstrom unpacks this.
30: Why Examine the Past?
It can be a scary and difficult space to enter into when facing and explaining our past. What is the point of doing this? Aren’t we supposed to just move forward so we don’t get stuck in the past? Listen in as Johnny and Jeni Baker, Co-Executive Global Directors and Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director, dive into this important topic.
29: Serenity: What Does it Mean?
We read the Serenity Prayer ever week but sometimes we can lose sight of what it is we are actually reciting. This week, Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director will take a personal look at the prayer and what it means to him in his recovery. Listen in and see what your own heart says in this space as we tackle this life-giving prayer.
28: Walking Alongside a Fellow Struggler
Walking alongside someone who is struggling with a mental health can be one of the most treasured relationships in our life.
But, if we are being honest, sometimes this isn’t always a smooth interaction leaving people to feel alone and hurt.
What are some of the expectations and thoughts we might be carrying as we walk into these sacred spaces with others.
How can we be more effective in these relationships?
Listen in as Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director, Sarah Stanton, National Director of Mental Health and Dustin, West Regional Mental Health Champion unpack this important topic.
27. Why Do I Do What I Do?
Understanding our past and the reasons why we might see the action tendencies we do is critical to moving forward.How do we enter into this space with grace, empathy and compassion? Listen in as Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director of CR and Bob Newby, West Regional Director of CR talk on this topic.
26. What if Others Don’t See the Change?
One of the challenges in recovery can be building a space where those we’ve hurt start seeing and trusting the change we are experiencing personally. But what if they don’t? Join Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director of Celebrate Recovery and Andy Petry, Landing Director.
25. What Forgiveness is NOT
One of the greatest keys to recovery is the ability to receive and extend forgiveness. It can be one of the most difficult practices and an ask obedience in our recovery but so beneficial. But what are some of the things that forgiveness is not? What does it look like and how can we be openhanded as we step into the space of forgiveness with curiosity? Listen in as Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director of celebrate recovery unpacks this important topic
24. Relearning Trust
Trust can be one of the biggest and even most difficult parts of our growth process. When is it ok to start trusting again? What does this look like?
Join Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director and Sabrena Stolze, National State Rep Trainer as they tackle this important topic.
23. “Songs of Peace and Forgiveness” with Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director, David Attebery, and Andy Petry, Landing Director of Celebrate Recovery
I’m recovery God inspires us toward new ways of thinking and applying parts of God’s word we never imagined we would ever practice. We love how God writes new songs of courage toward forgiveness and peace. Listen in as Rodney and Andy speak with a local worship leader and song writer, David, as he shares the songs God placed on his heart through CR.
22. “Breaking Down the Walls“ with Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director and Ken Haffner, South Central Regional Director
Those walls in recovery can keep us from working the recovery process. What are some things to be mindful of as we explore breaking down the walls toward healing and change? Join Rodney and Ken as they unpack this together.
21. Breaking down walls of Denial with Speaker Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director and Sheila Knudson, NE Regional Director
Living in denial can build hopelessness, helplessness, and anxiety. How did God begin helping Sheila break down those walls so that she could begin living out the promises of recovery? Hear her story through the lens of denial.
20. Battling the Perfectionistic Bug
Speaker: Rodney and Carol Holmstrom
Have you ever found yourself in a space of thinking that what you do is never good enough? Maybe a try harder or woulda, coulda, shoulda mentality language has slipped into your personal vocabulary. This can be a crippling place to walk. Listen in as Rodney and Carol unpack some aspects of perfectionism.
19. Building Resilience in Ministry
Speaker: Rodney Holmstrom and Pastor Johnny Baker
18. Life change story: Meet Michael with Speaker: Rodney Holmstrom
Hearing a testimony from people that have worked and walked through the process of celebrate recovery can bring encouragement and hope to us all. Take a few minutes and hear the heart and impact that Jesus made on Michael’s life as he worked through his hurts, hangups and habits through celebrate recovery.
17. How the Cycle Impacts Us
Life has a way of throwing things at us that can bring some hurt. What does that look like in a recovery process? What is the cycle that gets us stuck and ultimately gets us unstuck? Join Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director and Andy Petry, Landing Director of Celebrate Recovery as they talk about how the cycle impacts us.
16. “Starting with the “Why””
Join Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director and Pastor Johnny Baker, Global Executive Director as they discuss why it's good to start with the "Why" behind what we do.
15. Walking through the 5th step Do’s and Don’ts
Listen as Jeni Baker, Mary Owen, and Rodney Holmstrom talk about the do's and don'ts when walking through the 5th step.
14. Making myself Accountable in Sponsor Relationships
One of the most vital relationships in recovery is the Sponsor and Sponsee relationship. Its important that we make ourselves accountable in these relationships. What are some ways that looks like?
Join Rodney Holmstrom and Mac Owen in a great discussion.
13. When We Resist Change
Listen to Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director, and Meaghan Grider, National Encourager Coach, as they talk about what happens when we resist change.
12. Is Loneliness a Choice?
Join Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director, and Jeni Baker, Co-Global Executive Director as they discuss the question "Is loneliness a choice?"
11. Too Young For Recovery?
10. Facing Those Old Shame Messages
9. Come Back to Unity
Listen as Cheryl Luke, CR National Director of Cultural Communities, talks about how we are created for Unity. Our individualism is meant to flourish within community with God and others.
8. Healthy Boundaries During the Holidays
Join Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director, and Dickie Everman, Southeast Regional Director, as they talk about having healthy boundaries during the holidays.
7. The Importance of Community
Listen to Celebrate Recovery’s Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director, and Jeff Stultz, National Director of Broken Chains, as they talk about the importance of community.
6. Hidden Blessings in Recovery
Listen to Celebrate Recovery’s Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director, and Scott Kemp, North Central Region Director as they talk about the hidden blessings found in recovery.
5. Value of a Sponsor
Join Rodney Holmstrom, Global Field Director for Celebrate Recovery, and Mac Owen, Global National Director as they talk about the value of a sponsor.
4. A Life Change Story - Jill
Join Rodney Holmstrom and Jill. In this episode Jill shares her Life Change Story.
3. Being Still
On this episode you'll hear from Jeni Baker, Co-executive Director of Celebrate Recovery. She's going to talk about the critical and life giving discipline of resting and being still with God.
Join Rodney Holmstrom, CR Global Field Director, as he talks to Andy Petry, CR Landing Director, and his wife Julia. Listen as they talk about Enabling.
1. What does Freedom look like?
Listen as Pastor Johnny Baker, Global Executive Director of CR, as he walks us through the principles of what freedom can look like in recovery.