I really wanted to write about things I see in the world today. Really. Because then I can take the focus of the burning toast in my own toaster and place it on the toast in someone else’s. Most folks familiar with bible stories know the Israelites spent 40 yrs (give or take) in the … Continue reading A Tent in the Desert
On vacation this week and getting some time to just be. This is as important as the times I spend actively pursuing recovery in journaling, meeting with folks, reading and listening to teachings on different subjects. Sometimes, just letting the presence of God descend into places that we don’t fully open up without the relaxing … Continue reading A little time…
This entry has rolled around in my mind for awhile now. I have been struggling through a nasty cold for several days, so I had to let it rest on the back shelf, not wanting to write though a cold-medicine stupor. On this quiet Sunday morning, I feel reasonably well enough to cogitate and pull … Continue reading Past the Hurt
Somedays, I wish I lived on a deserted island. One with power, water and plumbing, of course, and maybe a cook. Oh, and a nice spa down the road for those days I need a little pampering. Why all this wishing myself into a more solitary existence (except for my personal care retinue of course!)? … Continue reading Island Time
In order to effectively work my recovery, I must submit ALL parts of who I am, not just the obvious.
So here I am. Faced with the conviction that I have been recklessly using grace and a desire to “hole-up” as an excuse to run away from writing and working on this blog. My mind was brought back to a time about a year ago where I would actually stay up past 10:30 pm on … Continue reading Light it up
So much swirling about in my head lately. Read something today that made me stop and think. About someone coming to terms with the fact that they are fearfully and wonderfully made, and without need to chase after anyone’s approval, but that they can feel good in their own skin. Our media and our health … Continue reading Skin
Been kind of wondering where my head is at of late. Ever been there? Where, you are not in a bad space, but not super-wow…just… eh. So, just been in prayer and meditation over the feeling that I’ve been having, and I believe I have been in a slosh-slosh-slosh period. That’s when you are plodding … Continue reading Boots in a bog
Spent some time with my favorite small people, aka grand kids. They are elementary school aged, and so it is easy to communicate with them in straight-forward terms as long as the conversation does not get too long and drawn-out, due to attention span issues common for the age and seemingly the culture we find … Continue reading A cup of blessings
There has been a lot of conversation in my house lately about the goings on of late. Things that have to do with violence against others, and behavior that no one expects or can fathom. Where is God? (He is here, and it breaks His heart to see his creation hurt each other) Does He … Continue reading What next?