As I sit here and watch our wedding video again, I think of all the amazing things that have happened in the last several years and I am overwhelmed and, … Continue reading Blessings Beyond Measure
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
God is moving in an awesome way.Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. God is indeed moving in an awesome way with Lynn and me and Created … Continue reading We’re changing! Help us Celebrate.
Sometimes a blog is simply better using another person’s voice, another person’s thoughts or another person’s heart. Such is this blog. For this week, I’m linking to someone else’s heart … Continue reading An Apology To Women
A conversation I had recently went a bit like this (protecting names & details for confidentiality): “Greg, do you have anything you have written about the issue of attraction, similar … Continue reading Grace
Matthew 10:24 & 25 says, “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for a disciple to be like his teacher, and … Continue reading Teachers
To begin, let me apologize for the length of this blog. A number of quotes impacted me recently so I borrowed them and it got a little out of hand. … Continue reading Love, Acceptance & Forgiveness
REMINDER!! Don’t forget our Mixed Q&A GroupWednesdays at 4:30pm Pacific TimeRegister HERE. “Courageous” by Casting Crowns AmazonMusicSpotifyYouTube My Friends, I have a story to tell you. I hope it brings … Continue reading An Open Letter of Encouragement
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