Love is…

As I travel through relationships with others, I must keep in mind that recovery is a gift that keeps on giving, to restore my heart so that I might be of service to God in my interactions with those I love and have yet to love. Without working the principles of recovery, I become childish… Continue reading Love is…

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Arms-length

Early in my recovery process, I felt quite vulnerable. Even with my growing number of recovery tools, accountability partners and friends. And while still living in my stuff/dysfunction, I felt downright naked, without much covering at all. Let me explain. Before I found recovery (or it found me, however you want to approach it), I… Continue reading Arms-length

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

Masking Lovliness

People tend to generalize where they live with respect to the weather. I live in a part of the country where it is known to be rainy and damp a lot of the time. San Francisco's weather is known for being foggy and changeable. Phoenix is pretty much just hot, and the south is humid.… Continue reading Masking Lovliness

The Social Contract of Recovery

I had a number of different topics rolling around in my head to write about. Our journey in recovery is like a new chapter is revealed every single day; it’s never the same old, same old, for certain! But something is standing out today, and that is our communal responsibility to others. When we take… Continue reading The Social Contract of Recovery

Loving ourselves so we can love others.

I really dislike buzz words. I try and avoid them, but my blog is probably full of them, simply because recovery itself has become a buzz word. Google buzzword, and you will get “a word or phrase, often an item of jargon, that is fashionable at a particular time or in a particular context”. A… Continue reading Loving ourselves so we can love others.

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…

A Fresh Word…

Today went by in a whirl. It seemed that no sooner had my feet hit the carpet under my bed, that I was off and running. One appointment or errand after another, and I still didn't accomplish all that I had hoped to when the day began. However, I did get to visit with my… Continue reading A Fresh Word…