Step 3, or How we use our Tools against the Ego Zombie

Drum roll please…ta-da! And, here we are, at step 3. In the big book, step 3 states “Made a conscious decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.” I have enormous respect for Bill W. and the founders of modern recovery. But here is where… Continue reading Step 3, or How we use our Tools against the Ego Zombie

The Power of Step 2

As I write, I am watching hummingbirds darting in and out of a flowering bush nearby. It is amazing to see their little wings go so very fast. I am really grateful for some time to be out and about. Continuing on with our step forward theme, let us consider step 2. The big book… Continue reading The Power of Step 2

Sharing the Walk with a Talk

I used to wonder how people could tell others about their faith. I know for myself that I really don't like it when people of any faith or denomination show up at my door trying to give me literature and to convince me of whatever it is they have a belief in. I admire their… Continue reading Sharing the Walk with a Talk

Beauty takes time…

And some times, it takes a good long time. Today was sunny and the sun came through my windows this afternoon as I cooked and lit up my kitchen, which cheers me up immensely, along with listening to a little vintage swing guitar music. Stew on the menu, with homemade biscuits. In one of my… Continue reading Beauty takes time…

Prayerful Gratitude

Saw that our trees have mostly lost their leaves, but some are hanging on like someone has them super-glued to the branch. Which means it is virtually meaningless to clean the driveway at this point, but I do it anyway, because it appeals to my sense of tidy-ness. I have been spending a lot of… Continue reading Prayerful Gratitude

Waiting in Faith

I actually got up and got going to the gym, and spent almost 20 minutes using the equipment, which is a big accomplishment for me. I then came home and spent another 45 minutes doing hard labor on the pavement in front of our garage, attempting to tidy up so it didn't look quite so… Continue reading Waiting in Faith

Mise en place…

It was cold today. Really cold, and I had to be out in it, so I bundled up and headed out. I was glad to be at the family outing, but the cold made me a bit miserable. I need to figure out some strategies to stay more comfortable when I am out in chilly… Continue reading Mise en place…

Willing faithfulness

It was so warm today. Unseasonably so. But, again, I am not complaining, because it means our heating bill stays low, and I don't have to wear gloves (yet). Right now, I am in the midst in my first online movie "binge", watching several episodes of a historically-based miniseries where the main character has lost… Continue reading Willing faithfulness