"It is not for kings, O Lemuel, to guzzle wine. Rulers should not crave alcohol. For if they drink, they may forget the law and not give justice to the oppressed. Alcohol is for the dying, and wine for this in bitter distress. " Proverbs 31:4-7 (NLT) Sweet Friend, I'm not a king or a ruler. I am a mom and maybe that counts a little since I ... Read More about Craving Alcohol | Proverbs 31:4
"I can do all things through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13 Sweet Friend, We don't have to rely on our own strength to get us through troubling times. In fact, that rarely works or is enough. We don't have to go to battle alone and with only our meager resources to save us. We are not alone in our fight. Our true strength ... Read More about Doing All Things | Philippians 4
What happens if I relapse? Do I have to start all over? Fairly early in my sobriety my husband left unexpectedly on a business trip. The last time he did that, I drank. For two straight days and after 68 days of not drinking. A lot of other things were going on right then including a nasty visit from the IRS, out-of-town guests, the death of my ... Read More about What If I Relapse?
"No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted, he will also provide you a way out so that you can endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13 Sweet Friend, This weekend held a lot of challenges and temptations for me. Satan worked on me overtime. He wants to destroy the good I am ... Read More about Temptation | 1 Corinthians 10:13
"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith!" Luke 12:27-29 Sweet Friend, When ... Read More about Lily Season | Luke 12:27
I want to share a piece with you that I wrote for Stigma Fighters. When I first started to tell my story publicly, I spent a lot of nights awake and stressed. Sharing something so personal and filled with so many different emotions is hard. I started sharing my recovery journey on this self-titled blog, twitter and instagram. Places I knew most ... Read More about When God Calls You To Recover Out Loud
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 Sweet Friend, This is one of my all-time favorite bible verses. What a joy to know that God not only has plans for us but that they are good ones! So often we pray for God to do this or that ... Read More about The Big Picture | Jeremiah 29