Collapse and restoration

Wow. You know, I’ve been in a committed relationship for a long time, over 20 years. And before that, I was married for over 7 years. In fact, I have spent most of my adult life in a committed relationship. Mostly because it just happened that way; God allowed it to be arranged and I… Continue reading Collapse and restoration

In a whirl

One of the struggles I have is with step three. For those of us that need a refresher, "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him." Of course, God for me is just that, God, maker of heaven and earth, and His son… Continue reading In a whirl

True Worth

I really wanted to call this entry Yielded and healed...just to give everyone a little tongue twister...but I'll just share my silly instead. Love you guys! Recently heard a great speaker at a meeting. He spoke about significance being a driver for addictive behavior and acting out. I certainly can attest to that. It was… Continue reading True Worth

The Vision and Journey

I want to share my vision with you, my reading family and fellowship group. Back several years ago, as my family was coming apart, I would attend church and bible studies weekly, and come home feeling worse than when I left. Jesus had been a part of my life since I was 8 years old.… Continue reading The Vision and Journey

By Your Spirit, with intention.

Round and about, we hear colloquial expressions that we don’t tend to think too much about, mostly because as humans we become inured to things that we hear often. (I apologize in advance if this entry is a bit more graphic that my usual) Consider where we get the phrase “drink the kool-aid” from. In… Continue reading By Your Spirit, with intention.

Planting to Harvest 🌾

A beautiful weekend. And not just because it stopped raining for more than an hour. But because we celebrated that fact that we have a lovely, profound gift of love that is at the very core of our recovery.  During the winter months, we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and in the Spring, we celebrate… Continue reading Planting to Harvest 🌾

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

Forgiven injustice

It's a quiet evening, I'm listening to country music on the cable. No, not "young country", but the old-school stuff. It's good for writing. One of the larger steps I took in my recovery, which I continue to re-visit on a regular basis is the subject of forgiveness. That I cannot place sins on "the… Continue reading Forgiven injustice

My gift…

Well, we got some fluffy, grainy snow today. And people on the road went nuts. I was trying to get to the grocery store for some last-minute items, and the roads were absolutely fine. But other drivers saw the teeny little flakes and lost their farm excrement and started driving about 10 mph on a… Continue reading My gift…

Web of grace…

Today was an odd weather day...cold, a tiny patch of blue sky, seemed as though the weather had multiple personality disorder, in other words, it was a typical PNW day. So, not sure if any of you recall or even ever saw an old television show called "Hee Haw". But basically it was a… Continue reading Web of grace…