Pay Attention

Sometimes we get so involved in the day to day that we forget to look around. As the old saying goes, "We can't see the forest through the trees". I am particularly guilty of that. I am task oriented, and it is very important for me to be sure that all the 'tasks' are done. This is a busy season, and there are many, many tasks on my list.

Every Monday morning, Jack comes and leads a discussion circle. He gives a topic for the group to discuss, and then passes around a talking piece. Each discussion begins with him sharing his heart in a real and vulnerable way about the topic at hand. Then they pass around the talking piece and each person shares if they want. This week the topic was REBUILD. Micah took the time to write down what the members said. I want to share with you some of those things.

I didn’t know about the PARC until 5 months ago. This place has lifted me up more than any other place. This place has shown me true friendship. I was welcomed with open arms. This place has been a blessing since the first day I got here. - Danny

When you are social you are fed in other ways. God feeds us emotionally, spiritually, physically. People that don’t socialize don’t develop. I am 25 years sober, I did that with the help of God. I hope my experience can help others. I prefer isolation. Other places are so negative that I isolated myself, so I came here. But coming here I found out I could contribute and be creative, and that’s the PARC's way of doing it. You find a way to focus. - Paul

I am in the process of rebuilding my life. That’s why I came to the PARC - Janet

This place helped me call on the Lord. I have friends here that care about me. It’s helped me get off drugs, and stop drinking. I have friends that understand me. Y’all have helped me with a lot, and I am so grateful for that. - Deanna.

Sometimes I need to just pay attenition. I just need to stop and listen and hear what is happening at this unlikely, miracle-working place called the PARC. I still am amazed. I still can't believe it. I need to repent for focusing on the tasks when there are actual miracles taking place right outside my office every day! I am so grateful that you choose to be a part of the Panhandle Adult REBUILDING Center.