The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me on this new adventure! Let me introduce myself. My name is Debbie Lamm. Like the water below, my life seems to be always moving, sometimes calm, sometimes with turbulence so strong I think the world will soon end. I frantically reach out, grabbing hold of the only thing I know to be completely sure – my faith. It is in those moments that my soul begins to do one of two things. It shrinks down and falls into doubt and fear, or it rises up and starts to sing, to write, to fully live. Writing has always been an outlet for me – my journals, stories, and songs have filled my storage space with pages and books of unread words. I do not start this journey with you because I want those words to be read, but in order to share the very thing that has kept my life afloat in the turbulent waters. Hope. 

Many years ago, I began a different journey. I found hope. Alcoholism, drug use, depression, abuse, divorce, trauma – I could go on and on with how life tried to knock me out. Addiction has ravaged our family for three generations now. It is a beast that I can speak to from several different sides. Recovery is not a journey meant to be walked alone. We need each other’s strength and support. 

So why write? My prayer every morning is , “Lord, make today matter.”

I invite you to join with me on the journey of recovery, of significance, and of faith. Together, we can make a difference. 

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton


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