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But How Does Your Surgery Affect Me?

The Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch out my hand against Egypt and bring out the people of Israel from among them. Exodus 7:5 Being inherently self-centered, it’s my tendency to make everything about me. When I walk into the nurse’s station and they stop talking, I assume  they’re talking…
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Did God Cause It or Did I Do It?

But I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and though I multiply my signs and wonders in the land of Egypt, Pharaoh will not listen to you. Exodus 7:3 I’ve written previously that, even though I’m not thankful for the pain I caused in my addiction, I am thankful for my addiction. As terrible as it was,…
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Arguing with God

But Moses said to the LORD, “Behold, the people of Israel have not listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me . . .” Exodus 6:12 A few years ago, the organization I work for was going through some major changes and I was asked to take on a very small leadership role…
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No One is Beyond Redemption

Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery. Exodus 6:9 Working in addiction medicine can be quite rewarding, but you won’t be surprised to hear that it has its frustrations as well. Some days, with some patients, it feels like…
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When All Seems Hopeless

But the LORD said to Moses, “Now you shall see what I will do to Pharaoh; for with a strong hand he will send them out.” Exodus 6:1 Someone asked me recently how I got into addiction medicine. So, I told them about my life 10 years ago, when I was diverting opioids to support…
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What Good is Faith if You Won’t Do What I Want?

Then Moses turned to the LORD and said, “O Lord, why have you done evil to this people? Why did you ever send me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has done evil to this people, and you have not delivered your people at all.” Exodus 5:22-23 In our…
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What’s My Excuse?

But Pharaoh said, “Who is the LORD, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the LORD, and moreover, I will not let Israel go.” Exodus 5:2 Working with those who’re addicted, I’ve been taught to ask about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): neglect, abuse, or violence. I know from…
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Waiting for the Shot

Aaron spoke all the words that the LORD had spoken to Moses and did the signs in the sight of the people. And the people believed. Exodus 4:30-31 Working in Urgent Care, it’s not uncommon to need to collect a strep test from an unwilling child. Despite parent’s pleading, the child refuses to open his…
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You’re a Little Too Serious

At a lodging place on the way the LORD met him and sought to put him to death. Exodus 4:24 I get the feeling sometimes, that some people think I take my faith and recovery too seriously. I understand that not everyone has struggled as I have, and I get that my personal addiction, faith,…
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Send Someone Else

But he said, “Oh, my Lord, please send someone else.” Exodus 4:13 I’ve had a few opportunities presented to me lately where it appeared that I was the most obvious person to do the job. I’ve prayed about them, and it seems they’ve been the right thing to do – that they’re God’s will. These…
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