Friday, June 02, 2006

Pray for me

In the past and in the present I have spoken openly about my struggles with addiction and how I have overcome them. I still cling to one addiction that I would really like to get rid of, and that is my addiction to Copenhagen Long Cut Tobacco.

Not only is it an addiction, but it is a waste of money, is nasty in terms of having to spit all the time, and is certainly not a good example for anyone.

I have sat in on many an AA meeting and it is funny how they are all talking about alcoholism and addiction, yet in most of those meetings you can hardly see other people across the room because of all of the cigarette smoke. Is that an oxymoron or what? There are however many non-smoking meetings so anyone reading this that is struggling with alcoholism, please don't let that keep you from going to a meeting.

Anyhow, to get to my point, I have a wonderful opportunity to quit my nasty habit while I am on my mission trip to Camp Barnabas. I am not bringing any with me, as it is against the rules anyhow, but moreso because I want to quit. I have tried in the past to quit but have always ended up going back to it.

Please pray for me in my attempt. I will not have access to it for an entire week. How I will react physically and emotionally to the withdrawal will be a struggle, but I will be busy and active during this time period ministering to autistic kids so I have a feeling it will go smoothly.

Mandy, you have permission to keep me in check and accountable while I'm there. :-)

7 Comments:

Anonymous Mom said...

God bless you Keith. I will pray.
When are you leaving for camp?

7:20 PM  
Blogger friend said...

I pray that you will help him be totally cured Lord.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Mom,
We are leaving early on the morning of the 16th.

10:41 PM  
Blogger Pinay said...

I will pray for you. You can do it.

7:27 PM  
Blogger Carl Kincaid said...

So mom comments on your blog, but not mine? What's up with that. Now if you quit Copenhagen, I'll have to be convicted to quit Skoal. I'm proud of you, and hope you do well.

12:48 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

I don't know how to comment on yours, Carl, otherwise I would. I
read yours religiously and wish I
could make comments. Dad & I tried
to do it and weren't able to.

6:35 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

Mom,
I think you have to register for a xanga account. That's what I had to do. I don't use it other than to make comments.

6:59 AM  

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