Over the years we have collected witty quotes and sayings from our students.   Many of these are based on biblical principles found in God's word, however they have been restated or paraphrased by our students in a recovery setting.   Below is a list of our favorites.

“Truth sounds like hate, to those who hate the truth.” Jeff Trude

“Quit trying and start dying”

“Whatever your heart clings to and trusts in, that is really your god.”

“When wounds are healed by love, the scars are beautiful.” David Bowels

“Without dark clouds in our lives, we would never know the joy of sunshine.”

“We can become callous and unreachable if we do not learn from pain.”

“A smart man learns from his mistakes, but a wise man learns from the mistakes of others.”

“It’s easier to build a strong child than to fix a broken man” - Fredrick Douglas

“God will never lead you where He does not need you!” Mike Van Horn

“Forgiveness is the well in which we draw water to wash our enemy’s feet” Gary Biekerich - Medal of Honor recipient

“God didn’t tell sinners to go to church, he told the church to go to sinners” Bob Jones Senior

"We are not in ministry for the INCOME , but rather the OUTCOME"

“There’s no high like the most high”

“Some people are further down the recover road than others, but it’s still the same distance from the ditch.”

“God gave his best to save the worst”

“There are two battles in recovery: breaking free and staying free.”

“I'm prepared to go anywhere, as long as it's forward" David Livingstone

“All of us are addicted to something, and it's either destroying us or edifying us!”

“It’s high time we stop making time to get high.”

“Neither addiction or recovery are individual efforts!”

"Temptation is the seduction to do something wrong"

"Success is sometimes the first step of a fall"

"God is the Impossibility Specialist"

"Sin never leaves a man better than it found him"

"Sin never delivers what it promises"

"Sin destroys everything it touches"

"The Church is God’s support group"

"God loves you just the way you are, but he loves you too much to let you stay that way"

"God can strike straight while using a crooked stick"

"Your past doesn’t define you, nor does it have to dictate your future"

"There’s a high cost to low living"

"We should not talk about what we did to God; we should talk about what God has done for us"

"People don't care how much u know until they know how much u care"

- Temptation is the seduction to do something wrong!

- When the flesh leads, we die; when God leads, we live - Bernard King

- It makes no sense to follow your senses - Bernard King

- We need to have anointed amputations

- Sin is the disease, sins are the symptoms of the disease, Jesus is the cure...

- You can be in captivity and yet be free, and u can be free and yet be bound.

- Courage isn't the absence of fear, it's the ability to act in faith regardless of fear.

- God reveals himself so that anyone seeking him will find him & God conceals himself so that if u aren't seeking him, u won't find him!

- Don't tell God how big your problems are, tell your problems how big your God is!

- Those infected by the disease of Jesus, will never be cured... Russian Proverb

- "Idolatry = Anything I go to get, that I ought to get from God." Dr. Howard Eyrich

- "Drugs and alcohol didn't happen to me, I did drugs and alcohol" Mark Shaw

- Go out on a limb for Jesus, because that's where the fruit is!

- You have to come clean if u want to be clean!

- Grace will do more for you than sin has done to you!

- Every Saint has a past, and every sinner has a future...

- Self-esteem should be based on what God thinks of us, not on what others say about us!

- God is more concerned about rebuilding our character than he is about restoring our reputation!

- God is The Source, not just a resource!

- It only works if u work it...

- It needs to be less about ME, more about WE, and all about HE!

- You cannot become who you are going to be, by hanging onto who you were!

- When our thought life is right with God, our actions will be right also.

- God is looking for people with perfect hearts, not perfect records.

- When we think biblically, we tend to act biblically!

- The satisfaction you're looking for, never comes through self gratification!

- No one can make u feel inferior without your consent.

- Life Issues is not for those who need Recovery, it’s for those who want it!

- The devil uses temptation to pull us away from God and his path; God uses temptation to pull us close to himself for protection and victory!

- God has plenty of room for pioneers, but not for Mavericks!

- When the devil knocks on ur door, let God answer it!

- You must work as hard on your recovery as you did on your addiction! E. James Wilder

- we can look at the times we stumble as a weight lifter looks at weights: if they weren’t hard to lift, he wouldn’t gain any muscle!

- Never think that you have reached a place in your life that God cannot reach you!

- Little is much when God is in it!

- When alcohol goes in, God goes out

- Don’t mistake undefeated with undefeatable!

- You can give without loving, but you can’t love without giving!

- Disappointments can be God’s appointments - Derwin Gray

- The chains of addiction are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken

- Common sense could be defines as our ability to figure out in advance what the likely consequences of our choices and actions will be

- Common sense is like deodorant. The people who need it most never use it

- Rock bottom can be a great foundation to build on

- The heart represents all that motivates us: our thoughts, ideals, inclinations, priorities, convictions, worries, and fears

- you haven’t made it this far to only make it this far

- You can't defeat your demons if you're still enjoying their company

- Forgiveness can’t change the past, but it can change the future!

- It doesn’t matter who rejects us if God accepts us, and it doesn’t matter who hates us if God Loves us!

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