Recovery Connections

John Schwary is CEO of Transitional Living Communities, an 850-bed recovery program he founded in Mesa, Arizona January 9, 1992, when he had a year sober. He's in his 28th year of recovery.

In these posts, he views life mostly through the lenses of recovery. While the blog is factual, he often disguises events and people to protect anonymity.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

God Working

Sometimes we’re privileged to see God at work.

It happened last week when a client from one of our Phoenix facilities went to the hospital for a relatively minor surgical procedure.

While he was being prepared for surgery, almost on the operating table, he told one of the doctors that he was having chest pains.

The medical staff quickly diagnosed that he was having a heart attack and went into action. When he awoke from the surgery he found that doctors had not only completed the procedure he went to the hospital for, but also had placed a stent in his heart.

A few days later he's walking around feeling fine and in awe at his good fortune in being where he was when he had the heart attack.  As we all were.

This is a man who survived being imprisoned for half his life. Plus he lived through the many challenges he faced as an alcoholic. Yet he made his way to recovery.

And now he’s witnessed once more the presence of God in his life.
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