It’s been a rough couple of weeks … by my standards anyway. Last week I got busy and “didn’t feel inspired” (there’s a lot of WRONG in that statement) so … Continue reading DECLARE!
Sometimes in our lives there are “perfect storms” where circumstances surrounding us come together in just the exact right way and we feel overwhelmed. Sometimes … those circumstances are positive … Continue reading Encouragement
I’m writing this week’s blog sort of on the fly. There are some things going on with mentees and friends and I’m in a bit of a quandary on the … Continue reading Anger
Lynn and I always like our yard and home to look nice and inviting. Lynn does all the flowers and beautiful things and I do hardscapes and lawn. I’m also … Continue reading Renewal
Our God has a sense of humor. How can you look at platypuses … platypi? … or armadillos or manatees or any number of other animals and not think so? … Continue reading “That Guy”
Wonder by Hillsong United Have you ever seen the wonder in the glimmer of first sight As the eyes begin to open and the blindness meets the light? If you … Continue reading Saul To Paul: The Wonder of it All
Often as I follow leads God puts before me, I find a “Pearl of Great Price.” I found this pearl referenced in chapter nine in the book, “Unwanted: How Sexual … Continue reading The Vow of ‘Onah
In Ephesians, Paul tells us we need to renew our minds; be more Christ-like. We need to bring our thoughts into alignment with His. The NIV Bible version says, “… … Continue reading Renew My Mind?
My writings are inspired by many different things in my life. A devotional. A life circumstance of my own. A life circumstance of a friend or Mentee. This journal entry … Continue reading The Crux of the Matter
“Do you want to get well?” TLV, NIV & AMP “Do you truly long to be well?” TPT “Do you want to be healed?” CJB, CEV “Wilt thou be made … Continue reading Do You Want to Get Well?
I speak and write a lot about freedom. I named our blog site after an aspect of freedom – we were created to be free. Dictionary.com has seventeen definitions for … Continue reading Freedom
SPOILER ALERT: Major oversimplification ahead in order to make a point! Most of us have heard about the Mars & Venus issue. Mars is rough and tough and his only … Continue reading Mars vs Venus
I write from the vantage of a recovered & redeemed, male addict. My audience is most often addicted men, in the process of recovery, seeking the same freedom and redemption … Continue reading Validation
“Be strong, be bold, don’t be afraid or frightened of them, for ADONAI your God is going with you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deut. 31:6 CJB … Continue reading The Tears of a Man
We’ve all heard the term, or been told to, “Man Up.” It’s usually a reference to “stop whining.” In that context, even if it’s true, it’s shallow at best. In … Continue reading “Manning Up”
To those of you who follow this blog I apologize. The blog I wanted to write couldn’t be written until Friday evening until Lynn officially gave notice at work and … Continue reading Tribute
If you’re keeping up with my blogs you’ll know that Lynn has accepted her Dream Job and started this week. In the course of a month (she got the request … Continue reading Visions
This morning, the morning show on the local radio station decided to have listeners – those brave enough – call in and share their “rock bottom” story and the resulting … Continue reading Rock Bottom
If you’ve read “Our Story“ then you have some idea where my Journey began and when it turned to hope and freedom. Because of space limitations Our Story is severely … Continue reading The “Journey”
We are Greg & Lynn Bruce and we’re glad you stopped by. Created To Be Free Mentoring is dedicated to helping men and women who are dealing with addiction, specifically … Continue reading Welcome
This blog was accepted for publication by our Affiliate Partner, Covenant Eyes. I’m told, due to “googling” restrictions, I shouldn’t post the same blog in two different locations.I apologize for … Continue reading About Us
Fear – noun – 1. a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real [healthy] or imagined [irrational]; the feeling or condition of being … Continue reading Fear
It’s been a few weeks since I posted. The roller coaster has kept me “thought-less.” There is so much going on and so much where there is no movement I … Continue reading Waiting … patiently?
I state on our home page that this is Lynn’s and my blog. I believe that despite the fact that I do the writing and she probably never will. She … Continue reading Intimacy
The men currently working through the 7 Pillars of Freedom workbook with me and the women working through the Betrayal & Beyond process with Lynn have both come to the … Continue reading Lifestyle Boundaries