Revisiting Grace

I am not a psychologist, therapist or grief counselor. I have no professional training in these areas, save a few undergrad courses in psych and my time spent on the couch in various counseling offices as a patient. Add in my recovery time, and I feel as though I have a decent idea of what… Continue reading Revisiting Grace


Barometric Pressure

It’s early. Really early.  And I am laying in bed, with a migraine headache. Again. Trying to think of what I did to cause the pain now demanding my full attention. God and I then start talking. “yeah, I know” I tell Him. “I ate crap yesterday as I felt sorry for myself instead of… Continue reading Barometric Pressure

Food for Thought

Driving around today while I did errands, much like I always do, I saw a number of people standing on different corners, with makeshift signs, looking for money or other types of resources. I tend to be a giver toward specific programs, unless God urges me to give to a specific person at that moment.… Continue reading Food for Thought

Yielding Self

Reading through some of my journals from a few years ago. Ouch and wow. Ouch, because it is painful to see how self-absorbed I was in my approach to recovery. My entries are rife with self-pity, self-doubt, just…self. I guess that is how a child operates, and when we first enter recovery, we are a… Continue reading Yielding Self

Don’t dare to compare

Happy end of the week, everyone!  Getting coffee this morning, it occurred to me that we all experience pivot points, or light bulb moments in our recovery journeys. One such came to mind as I enjoyed the first sip of warm java. Sitting in a meeting one night I was listening to others share and… Continue reading Don’t dare to compare

Rooting out Evil…

I am finally getting a little down-time. Just time away from everyday routines and demands. And don't get me wrong, I have a pretty good life, all things considered, in that I am not actively raising small people and there is no one solely dependent on me for survival. But almost everyone can relate to the… Continue reading Rooting out Evil…

Recovery and the Jellyfish

I have had a week. I'm sure many of you have had weeks where it seems like getting to the last work day of your week seemed like the greatest accomplishment of recent memory. This was one of those weeks. Thus, I have not written much, my sincerest apologies dear readers/fellow sojourners. I have actually… Continue reading Recovery and the Jellyfish

Milestones and Grace

It's been an interesting year. That is, we are coming up on the anniversary of my mother-in-law's passing. Thankfully, we have our recovery groups and another group that we attend specifically for grief and loss of a loved one. My mother in law was a very smart, and determined person. She had a quiet, but… Continue reading Milestones and Grace

Choice Opportunities

Cool but dry today, and I have a lovely unplanned day ahead of me. Oh, not that I can't quickly fill it with all sorts of tasks, but I am right now relishing its emptiness. And my espresso shot with a dash of fat-free half and half. As I woke up this morning, I wondered… Continue reading Choice Opportunities