Category Archives: Addiction & Recovery

Maybe it would be different…

Had I not lost my 1st baby and 4th baby and 7th baby to miscarriage, Had we not been given the gift of another son who overcame his past and grew and flourished and succeeded, Had I not stood by … Continue reading

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When the “what if” happens

What if my loved one gets a terminal illness? What if I’m injured at a critical moment? What if my child becomes an addict… or goes to jail? Utterly fails? What if my child tells they are gay or not … Continue reading

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Solid Evidence

My blogs are like a huge pile of rocks – a reminder of the things God has done. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to actually build a large mound in our front yard! But David wasn’t so sure. … Continue reading

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The Best Deal Ever

Good Friday! Good News! God sent His Son and brought every person Life and forgiveness and relationship with Him!  It’s also the anniversary of my son’s sobriety – Woohoo 🙌🏽 But for you who welcome the Spirit of Christ, in Whom … Continue reading

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Is Why Ok?

…Is it ok to ask: Why is this happening? Why isn’t God doing something about it? Why can’t I change it? Why does that other person’s life seem so much easier? Why me? David and I are reading a book … Continue reading

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Examining My Heart

King David asked God to test him and see if there was anything ungodly in him:“Examine me, and probe my thoughts!  Test me, and know my (anxious) concerns!  See if there is any idolatrous tendency in me, and lead me in … Continue reading

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and when you don't see change…

Free-will means life has choices. Choices mean consequences. And consequences are hard to watch. Especially when those consequences hurt someone you love . “Some folks just seem to do things the hard way,” my mom used to say. The whole process makes me hate … Continue reading

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Pride

It lurks around the corner, sneaking up and tripping me when I least expect it. Pride the base of all sin, is usually easier to see in someone else, even while it’s staring me in the mirror. The other day … Continue reading

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Dys-function-al

A sweet older woman complimented me recently on our large family saying, “It’s so nice to see a family that’s not dysfunctional these days.”  I nearly burst out laughing because we are definitely dysfunctional and are no way the model family by … Continue reading

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A Plunder of Blessings

I was reading Exodus and realized, too many Christian parents (like myself) find their children lured by the enemy. Like the children of Israel enslaved in Egypt- so have been mine. Ideals became subtly transformed from once held strong values … Continue reading

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