She went to a party on Friday night. I went to one on Saturday. We were both the designated drivers which made it easy to say “no” when offered a drink. She arrived well after the party started and guests were already drunk and doing things they would regret the next day. I arrived at the start and watched as several guests consumed too much … Continue reading Through another’s eyes
I have a confession to make. Silence is not golden….when you fall off the wagon. Where do I start? How do I tell this story? My last post was one of hope and a story of relying on God’s strength. This one is is about human weakness. Human imperfection. I started drinking again. I thought I could handle it. I thought I could have a … Continue reading Falling…
Has God ever winked at you? Has he ever said, I’ve got this. I’m here. You are not alone. I know what lies ahead before you do. Trust me, hold my hand and walk through this messy life with me. I will keep you safe! God winked at me this past week. A great big, huge wink that I was sure not to miss. This … Continue reading When flood waters come….
The words of St Francis of Assisi seem most appropriate this morning – Lord, make us instruments of your peace. Where there is hatred, let us sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy. Grant that we may not seek so … Continue reading A timeless Prayer –
Quiet. Life is quiet right now. In the early days of no longer drinking, quiet is good. It helps me stay calm. Last week was a whirlwind. This week I feel like I can breathe, think, clean my house, cook, watch the birds, hear God. I try to start each day with a 20-30 minute audio bible study. Early in the morning it’s easier for … Continue reading God’s candy
http://sarahbessey.com/quit-drinking/ I stumbled on this blog today. Well, if I am honest with myself, God guided me to find it. Sometimes I read something and say, That’s it! That’s what I’ve been thinking, trying to say, trying to write. So this morning I’m sharing this powerful story, written by blogger Sarah Bessey, because much of it resonates with me and I appreciate the beautiful … Continue reading Finding the words…
Peace. I have felt peace this week, in the evenings, for the first time in longer than I can remember. Over the years, as I stopped and started drinking again, a voice in the back of my head always said, “You can just control this. It’s mind over matter. You just need to stop at one glass of wine.” When I recently “tested” myself … Continue reading PEACE in Truth