Category Archives: Addiction & Recovery

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 blog serves as a huge pile of rocks to me; a reminder of the things God has done. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve wanted to actually build such a thing – in the front yard! But … Continue reading

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The Best Deal Ever

But for you who welcome the Spirit of Christ, in Whom God dwells—even though you still experience all the limitations of sin—you yourself experience life on God’s terms. ‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:10 ‭MSG‬‬ Good Friday! Good News! God sent His Son and brought … 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 this? Why can’t I make it different? Why does that other person’s life seem so easy? Why me? David and I are reading a book … Continue reading

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Examining My Heart

King David seemed to have great assurance of his heart’s loyalty and purity. He even asked God to test him and see that he was unlike the ungodly: “Examine me, and probe my thoughts!  Test me, and know my (anxious) … 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 someone’s bad decisions affect you. The whole process can be heart-wrenching from the outside. It’s always easier to see another’s mis-steps and how … 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, while it’s staring back in the mirror. Not too long ago … Continue reading

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Dys-function-al

A sweet older lady recently complimented me 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 have not been the model family and we definitly are … Continue reading

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A Plunder of Blessings

“The LORD caused the Egyptians to look favorably on the Israelites, and they gave the Israelites whatever they asked for. So they stripped the Egyptians of their wealth!” ‭‭Exodus‬ ‭12:36‬ ‭NLT‬‬ I was reading Exodus and realized, too many Christian … Continue reading

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Eyes to See

My precious pig-tailed girl filled a bucket with shells. It seemed that her little hands picked up everything she saw. At 6, I knew she meant to take each piece back home to Atlanta…. adding to the growing pile accumulating … Continue reading

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