Though I walk…

It’s been awhile since I have remarked upon the weather in my entries, but right now, it is especially pertinent. The smoke from the fires near and far has settled into the air near our home, and along with a humid heat, has made it difficult to breathe and stay comfortable. This momentary discomfort is… Continue reading Though I walk…

The Road of Authenticity

Listening to a pod cast this week, and a phrase stuck out to me. Integrity is not perfection, it is authenticity. The speaker went on to say that many times we use the excuse that nobody’s perfect as a cop-out. It becomes a way to shrug-off a conviction to progress toward God’s plan of clean… Continue reading The Road of Authenticity

The bumpy road 🚧

In recovery, we will have bumpy road. It’s not a case of if the road is bumpy. It just will be bumpy. Kind of like those old-time westerns, where people are riding a wagon train, and you watch the wagon pitch and rock as the horses pull the wooden wheels over the hard-rutted ground. Some… Continue reading The bumpy road 🚧

Tools for Fears…

One of the things we address in recovery is fear. It's a biggie, because it can be a stumbling block the size of a large building that causes us to trip and fall on our faces. Fear also can slow our progress or even send us back into hiding behind our dysfunctions and addictions. Right… Continue reading Tools for Fears…

Personal Prayer

Boy, the character flaws are coming fast and furious as I enter the fourth year of recovery. If they were bricks to the head, I would be getting a CAT scan for the resulting concussion. Attending group tonight, and as usual, really enjoyed the music (guest musician) and the teaching by one of our group… Continue reading Personal Prayer

Facing the Fears

Today the sky is full of wet, sloppy snow. It's coming down and covering the ground, somewhat, and has kind of blown my plans for flower bed work today. It is an unwelcome reminder that winter is not quite finished here yet. Fear can make our recovery into a bit of a sloppy mess too.… Continue reading Facing the Fears

Trenching along…

The snow is beginning to slowly melt off of the ground. It is cold, drizzly and wet. No real out doors time today. But I did spend some time helping a friend with some chore work. And that was good, through I should use gloves more often as my hands are a dried out wreck.… Continue reading Trenching along…

Opinion obssession…

Cold, snowy, rainy and gucky in general. But I jumped into my gym clothes and headed out. Got tons of stuff done, feeling quite accomplished for the day, though there is still plenty to get going on for tomorrow. Codependency and recovery from it is a tricky situation. Unlike our chemically dependent brethren, we cannot… Continue reading Opinion obssession…

Weekend Warrior💟

Yesterday was a family day of sorts. I got to spend time with some of my favorite small people, and then see a movie with the spouse. Not much time for house chores, though I did pull together a healthy beef stew that was gluten free and enough to feed the crew, along with some… Continue reading Weekend Warrior💟