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?
Sing to the Lord a new song; sing to the Lord, all the earth. Sing to the Lord, praise his name; proclaim his salvation day after day. Psalm 96:1-2 (NIV) Sweet Friend, Last weekend I attended the She Speaks conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, put on by Proverbs 31 Ministries. The conference is for Christian writers and speakers and this ... Read More about Sing To The Lord | Psalm 96:1-2
This poem is for all of us going through the painful and unfamiliar process of rediscovering ourselves. Be blessed. The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to ... Read More about Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Strengthen those who have tired hands, and encourage those who have weak knees. Say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, and do not fear, for your God is coming to destroy your enemies. He is coming to save you." Isaiah 35: 3-4 (NLT) Sweet Friend, Isaiah 35 is such a beautiful illustration of the blessings coming for all of us who ... Read More about Hope For Restoration | Isaiah 35:3
https://youtu.be/eUHRDCYnFfg I absolutely loved this song the first time I heard it. Such an encouraging and mighty message! I fell in admiration for Danny Gokey when he was on American Idol and I heard the story of him losing his first wife weeks before his audition. He touched me then and he touches me still. And he's cute so there's ... Read More about Danny Gokey | Tell Your Heart To Breathe Again
Come let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come to him with thanksgiving. Let us sing psalms of praise to him. For the Lord is a great God, a great King above all Gods. He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed ... Read More about God Of Tiny Details | Psalm 95:1
Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT) Sweet Friend, There are seasons in life when we face hard things. Our marriages fall apart. Our children turn away from us. We fall ill or fall into addiction. We lose jobs and homes ... Read More about A Hard Season | 1 Thessalonians 5:16
"God has come to save me. I will trust in Him and not be afraid. The Lord God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory." Isaiah 12:2-3 (NLT) Sweet Friend, Are you facing hard things in your life right now? I am and so many of my loved ones are too. Addiction, loss, illness, depression, uncertain circumstances. At times just getting ... Read More about The Lord Is My Strength | Isaiah 12:2