Often in old westerns there is a scene where the tired, dusty thirsty cowboy comes to town riding up to the horse watering trough for a drink. Now there may be “old” water in the trough, but fresh water is supplied by a hand pump.  Our cowboy is thirsty but for the first few pumps nothing happens, it is only after priming the pump, acting seemingly without demonstrating any real result for a time, that the fresh water finally appears, and his thirst is quenched. What if he had stopped pumping after one or two strokes? He would have remained thirsty or settled for unclean water for he lost faith his actions would demonstrate the desired result.

Faith: n. 1) Belief without evidence. 2) Confidence, trust. 3) Belief in God.

Faith is believing without hard evidence, trusting in what cannot be measured or explained in secular terms. On the back of every American dollar bill it reads “IN GOD WE TRUST.” Writing it or saying it out loud does not make it so any more than watching a cooking show assuages our hunger, to be filled, action is required. Only by quietly walking in faith, often trembling, do we demonstrate our trust in the Miraculous. So work quietly but steadily; resisting struggle for struggle guarantees failure in our prayer life, we quietly demonstrate faith through our actions, for has it not been said that actions speak louder than words? By walking through life demonstrating belief, priming the pump, we are demonstrating true faith and in due course the water will flow, our spiritual thirst quenched.
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Silk sheets or city streets, Park Avenue or park bench, addiction is an equal opportunity destroyer of lives. My name is Vincent Lee Jones and I have been in recovery since September 1985. My professional career began when I was nearly 20 years in recovery and was asked to work pro bono with at risk students at Huntington Beach High School. At the time I had developed a reputation within the at large recovery community as an effective communicator and was known to some of the faculty. After the death of two students from prescription drugs I was asked to start working with at risk students, which I did for nearly 5 years. Word of mouth lead to offers of compensated freelance Facilitator and Director positions with numerous local treatment facilities in the ensuing years. As a retired Building Contractor/Designer, working in conjunction with a treatment facility, I created a construction program utilizing a workforce comprised almost exclusively of people new or returning to recovery, helping them to not only learn a trade and start making a living but since many of them had relapsed numerous times, to begin truly building a foundation with real aftercare to live free of active addiction. This program changed many lives. In my 30+ years in recovery I have worked with thousands of individuals from all walks of life, teenagers to the retired, famous to infamous, prosperous to those living hand to mouth, adamant atheists to those embracing strong Religious beliefs; suffering from all manner of intoxicant and behavior-based addictions as well as those who love and care about them, both as a member in recovery Fellowships and as a treatment professional. I can be contacted at 714-366-1725. I write and publish daily a recovery based nondenominational spiritually based blog at with accompanying videos that can be found as well on YouTube and LinkedIn at Vincent Lee Jones.

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