Recovery is hard. There is no easy way to do it. Whether you or a loved one is walking this journey, it will be hard work. I heard a sermon recently about finding God IN the hard times, but lately I have been thinking it is more that we need to find God THROUGH the... Continue Reading →
Its been a while. Honestly, I have been struggling with the “why.” Why do I write? Why do I minister? Does it really matter? I put on blinders that blocked me from seeing what I needed to see. I have friends who have put words on the blinders. Apathy. Tired. They are so overwhelmed with... Continue Reading →
The clock of life is wound but once, And no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, At late or early hour. Now is the only time we own; Love life, toil with a will; Do not wait until tomorrow, For the clock may then be still.” (Robert H. Smith)... Continue Reading →
The story usually begins with a very hungry caterpillar eating everything in sight. He stuffs himself until one day he just stops. He hangs upside down, hiding away in a cocoon. Usually the story jumps to a beautiful butterfly breaking free. What happens in between? How does this little larva completely transform? Inside the cocoon,... Continue Reading →
All Things New
And He who was seated on the throne said,“Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Rev 21:5 ESV There have been so many things happening lately that I have been a bit distracted. I love seeing things ( and people) made into... Continue Reading →
Submission to what?
One of the most beautiful sounds I have ever heard was a simple song, sung by someone completely humbling themselves. I don’t need the music to be perfect and loud. I want a surrendered heart. Worship is bowing before God, humbling yourself. Submission. What does it mean to submit? To accept or yield to a... Continue Reading →
Can We Talk?
Today as part of a casual conversation at work, I learned that several of my coworkers have family impacted by addiction. I kept quiet and just listened. I wonder if they know.... Addiction touches more families than we realize. All throughout our communities, we find current and past drug use, alcoholism and crisis. So why... Continue Reading →
Malady of the spirit
What happens after the addict is clean? When the alcohol is no longer fighting for control? Why is it so difficult for some to make that one year mark? Here the addict is at the end of themselves, and it is there and only there that a greater power is found. One of the greatest... Continue Reading →
There are only a few things that can truly get under my skin. This is one of them. I had a conversation this week with someone who said: We don’t have people like that around here. I guess she didn’t know who she was talking to- we are people like that. I had another conversation... Continue Reading →
Third Step Prayer
GOD, I offer myself to Thee — to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to those I would help of Thy Power, Thy Love, and... Continue Reading →