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Inspirational Journeys Presents: Special Guest Interview with Linville M. Meadows

Today’s special guest shares highlights of his journey from addiction to sobriety. Sit back, relax and eavesdrop on an enlightening and positively delightful conversation.

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Without further ado, here’s today’s featured podcast presentation.


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Special Guest Interview with Dr. Linville M. Meadows!


I’m proud to announce the following guest for your listening pleasure.

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Linville M. Meadows


Wednesday January 13, 2021


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Dr. Meadows is an Honors graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and studied at Duke University. He later held faculty positions at both institutions. He was recognized internationally for his work in cancer research, receiving both grants and awards; he authored numerous scientific articles. He was designated a Clinical Investigator of the National Cancer Institute.

His recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol began May 7, 1997. Since then, he has counseled a large number of addicts and alcoholics striving to get clean and sober. His observations and study over the last 20+ years form the basis for A SPIRITUAL PATHWAY TO RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION, A PHYSICIAN’S JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY.

He and his wife live on a hobby farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  In the barnyard you will find 2 sheep, 3 alpacas, 1 donkey, and numerous birds including turkeys, ducks, geese, and bunch of chickens.  An organic garden sits nearby.  He is an avid photographer and plays bluegrass guitar.

Lin’s latest book is entitled A Spiritual Pathway to Recovery from Addiction, A Physician’s Journal of Discovery


A MEMOIR BASED ON THE REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCES OF A CANCER DOCTOR addicted to drugs and alcohol and how he found his way back.  His inspiring and gripping story takes you deep into the dark world of addicted physicians.  He shares the techniques and principles they used to recover.  Here you will find hope and healing. A step-by-step guide for understanding and treating substance abuse.  Even if you’ve relapsed or failed other programs, here you will find the help you need.


You will find answers to these questions.

Am I an alcoholic? Am I an addict?

How did I get this disease? Can it be cured?

Will I ever be able to drink socially again?

How can I get over this insane craving?

How can spiritual principles help me?

What is a Higher Power, and why do I need one?


The disease concept of addiction

Overcoming the uncontrollable craving

Finding the openness, honesty, and willingness to change

Dealing with past mistakes and removing character defects

Exchanging my old addictive ways of thinking for healthier ones

Finding spiritual principles I can live by

Living without fear or worry

Finding happiness within myself


The reader who wants to know if his drinking is out of control. The reader who knows he is in trouble and wants to change. The old-timer who wants to learn more about his disease. And the practitioner who treats these people.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Hello everyone.
I would be remiss if I didn’t say a heart felt Happy Mother’s Day to my friends here on wordpress. May God richly bless you, and may you have a wonderful and special day with your mothers, grandmothers, and children.
Love and prayers on this special day set aside for us moms.


A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s love is more precious than silver and gold.

A mother’s love is something to behold.

God’s love for His Children is like that of a mother for her child

God nurtures the hearts of his people like a mother nurturs her child.

Praise God for his love, and tell your mother just how much you love and appreciate her today.  Your mother will never lead you wrong along your journey of life. Open your heart and let love come in.

The love of God, and a Mother’s love.

Praise God for his precious love and motherly concern today.

This started out to be a poem, but then I turned it into prose, because I couldn’t rhyme everything that I felt in my heart today.

Love and Prayers to all God’s Children.



This is God’s love

<<When your world is crashing down around you
<When disapointments arise.
<When your heart is breaking,
And you feel all torn up inside.
<Give your problems to Jesus
<And He shall set you free.
He will give you peace
As he has given to me.
Give your burdens to Jesus,
and he will make you new.
Give your heart to jesus,
for His love is true.


Original poem: This is God’s Love

When your sorrow and doubt fill you with despair

And you’re world crashes down around you,

When the burden of sin

Brings you to your knees,

let God’s love surround you.

Lay your troubles at the feet of Jesus,

And He shall set you free.

For He died upon the cross

To save a retch like me.

Give your heart to Jesus,

and he will make you new.

He’ll never leave you nor forsake you,

for His love is true.

Though my story has come to an end,

Let your journey begin anew

I’ll end my song

with a simple heartfelt message

God bless you!


What is Love Sent from God?

The love that is sent down from the Lord above is:

A feeling that warms your heart when loved ones are near

A joy you feel when you are in the company of that special someone in your life.

The joy a mother feels when she sees the smile on the face of her precious child, or feels the child’s arms around her.

The feel of Jesus smiling down on you, and the Holy spirit filling your heart.

A feeling that cannot be described in words alone.

These are just a few of the components that make up the love of Christ, and the love He puts in your heart for the special people He has placed in your life.  Do you have this special love I am talking about? if not, Ask Jesus into your heart, and he will give you the love you have always been searching for.  This kind of love doesn’t come from the heart of a human being except by God’s  amazing Grace to make you a shining light for Him so that the world may see His love shining through you.  Ask yourselves this question my dear readers, Do you have the love of Jesus in your heart?  If not, I pray that you find that precious love before it is eternally too late.

Love and prayers,