Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness ... Read More about Running From God | Psalm 119:7
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14(NIV) Sweet Friend, Isn't it simple to pray to God for our heart's desires? Dear God, Please do A, B and C. I need this and that. I pray for healing for so and so and so and so. I often pray these prayers. Do ... Read More about ABC Prayer | 1 John 5:14
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV) Sweet Friend, I'm feeling a little weary today. Sometimes life just becomes too much ... Read More about Encouragement When Weary | Matthew 11:28
Y'all, this poem.... I've fallen madly in love with it. The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes As an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they're a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your ... Read More about The Guest House By Rumi
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life." Proverbs 13:12 (NLT) Sweet Friend, Our hopes and dreams are so central to who we are each day as a person. We can hope for something or someone only to see it unfulfilled. What a disappointment! Looking back at my life, I see so many hopes that fell away like ... Read More about Hope Deferred | Proverbs 13:12
"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?