Cindy Lou

Bloggist • Encourager • Overcomer

The Brighter12 Approach

Each Brighter12 blog post will contain a short insight for recovery and encouragement based on the bible. There may also be a song of praise to go along with the writings as well as a simple declaration that can be used to pull the thoughts together and personalize the day’s thoughts. I hope to share the healing we can find walking with Jesus Christ through the 12 Steps.

It is my heart’s desire to give back to the Lord for the great gift of sobriety that I have been given. Brighter12 is my way of encouraging others as they journey through recovery of all kinds.

Professional: I have over 30 years of experiences as an Information Technology professional with a Project Management certification. My background contains a mix of corporate life and entrepreneurial pursuits.

Personal: I am the mother of 2 talented young men.

More personal: I was a highly functional alcoholic for many years. I successfully ‘hid it’ but eventually my comfortable life began to crumble. I found freedom from my unhealthy lifestyle and now have been living in sober victory since 2010. I give credit to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered 12 Step program, for showing me how to surrender my will and begin the journey of deeper understanding of how to put God first in life. I have learned a lot along the way and through Brighter12, I will share insight into the “brighter” freedom that is available to everyone.

The Original

When first conceived, Brighter12 was a full blown application designed to be a web based companion to any 12 Step program. It offered Christ centered tools and curriculium to help walk through all 12 Steps. 

Here is a peek at all the features originally included: 

I am Cindy, Loved by Jesus
Chosen by God Himself!
I am a temple filled with His Holy Spirit.
I am a child of the One True King.
I am a precious overcomer.
I am FREE.
I have JOY for my STRENGTH.
I have no fear because I am more than a conqueror!
I am made righteous by the blood of Jesus.
I am mighty in Faith.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
The LORD himself has called my name.
His spirit is with me FOREVER.
Because He lives, I live!