My father was a life long Rotarian who lived by the Rotary 4 Way Test. Growing up these four questions were right up there with the 10 Commandments in the way my father raised us and lived his own life personally and professionally. Is it the Truth? Is it Fair to All Concerned? Will it Build Goodwill and Better Friendships Will it be Beneficial to … Continue reading …. rigorous honesty
I love this analogy! Wish I could take credit for it but I cannot – When we stop drinking it’s like we are pregnant and we are giving birth to a new life! Our new life. I am going to hold fast to this image in the days, weeks and months ahead. I’m going to add to it the idea of self-care that I read somewhere else. Just … Continue reading …. 9 months
Our mother was the story keeper of the family. If you ever wanted to know who did what, or who married whom, or where someone lived or went to college, Mom knew. And it wasn’t just her own family tree that she tended, she knew the stories in my father’s family, too. The love stories, the life stories, she knew them all. I mourned so … Continue reading …her voice
Do you ever think, what if? Do you ever imagine the how your life might be different? What if had you turned right instead of left. What if you had talked to that handsome guy a little longer at the Christmas party when you were younger? What if you had truly stopped drinking 984 days ago? What if? If we are wise, and healthy, we … Continue reading …what if?
The seed is the word of God. Luke 5:11 NIV Scrolling through my Saturday morning Facebook feed, an illustrated post by Laura Kelly Fanucci at Mothering Spirit appeared with this verse. I read it and scrolled on. Moments later I felt a pull to go back and read it again. The seed is the word of GOD. …and again. The seed is the WORD … Continue reading …seeds and soil
This is a two-fer, a post about food and sobriety… I am on Day 4! I honestly cannot remember the last time I had a Day 4, it’s been months, maybe longer. However that doesn’t really matter. I am here, today, now. In another post I’ll share how I got here, but for now it is enough to let you know I am here. Today. … Continue reading …a good start
Yesterday I used a tool on a Christian website to discover my Word of the Year for 2020. Carefully and honestly I answered each question, knowing that no else would know what I had disclosed with my responses. At the end of the exercise a single word was revealed, STAND To be honest my first reaction was confusion, this was not what I had expected. … Continue reading …Stand