Red Plaid Memories

Well, this morning on my way to have my weekly breakfast out and quiet time, God decided to do a little business with me. His favorite thing these days is to bring a piece of music on the radio and use each note like an arrow into my heart, lancing the grief blister that I… Continue reading Red Plaid Memories

Independent powerlessness

I was a pretty independent kid growing up. It just happens that way when you are raised in an addict household. I learned to fend for myself in the material realm, but emotionally it was a different story. I was probably one of the more insecure and fearful persons you would have ever met. When… Continue reading Independent powerlessness

Give it Time

I decided that my little blog deserved some pre-spring cleaning. Some spiffing up and new pillow covers on the chaise, if you will.  I worked on some new visuals to make it easier for folks to navigate and read the entries as they have time. Because goodness knows, if there is anything we do not… Continue reading Give it Time

It’s Personal

Cool and cloudy, couldn't sleep in, and it's a weekend morning with time to spare. Still chilly enough, so I pulled on my thin wool long-sleeved shirt and headed downstairs to my laptop. When I use the word "recovery", I know that some folks are quick to see a word picture of someone kicking a… Continue reading It’s Personal

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

The Next Right Thing…

It was so sunny and warm yesterday, and cloudy and cooler today. I am feeling a bit like I need a push of some sort to get me going, so I trundled off to the gym before breakfast to pedal away and read up on the news. Some days I really don't like being an… Continue reading The Next Right Thing…

Healing isn’t Free

It's a quiet evening here at home. October is slowly rolling toward it's end, and the nights are a little cooler, the mornings a little mistier. I am working hard at not becoming a bit melancholy as I am known to do around this time of year. A couple years ago, I had the sad… Continue reading Healing isn’t Free