If you have been following me for a while you know that I have a passion for sharing the lessons I’ve learned by working in addictions treatment with you. Recently I was afforded the opportunity to share a story with Elation Magazine of someone who is recovered and restored from a life that seemed unmanageable … More Recovered and Restored: A Journey to Recovery
As a recovering perfectionist, I can honestly say that failure never felt so good. I have avoided failure or at least tried to avoid failure by not rocking the boat and doing just enough to “get by” for far too long. It wasn’t until tonight that I realized that I have been living my life … More Failing Great!
When I think of the above question it makes me think about the story that I heard as a little girl about a man who was in a flood. This man began to pray for God to save him from this situation. As the story is told an old man comes by to ask him … More Why Won’t God Help Me?
A few weeks ago I was taking my son to camp and was running extremely late. Wanting to make sure that I dropped him off on time and make it to work on time, I began to break…a few…traffic laws. My son would remind me of what I was doing was wrong and how much … More Do As I Say…Watch What I Do
I have been a chronic “stuffer” for most of my life. My definition of being a stuffer is a person who ignores their feelings, concerns, and challenges and stuffs food, work, and other activities in its place than deal with it. I came face to face with my stuffing after my car accident in January … More Honor Your Feelings Instead of Stuffing Them
Browsing through my friends’ FB pages I found myself making statements about certain things and questioning others. I was ashamed of my behavior and literally told myself to stop being so judgmental. I thought that I had beat this thing after studying the chapter on love in 1 Corinthians 13 but apparently I need a … More Help! I Don’t Want to Be Judgmental
I saw a large woman in the doctor’s office the other day that reminded me of a relative. She was unfortunately so large that she seemed stuffed in the chair that she was sitting in. I could visibly see this relatives face from a few years back before her forced weight loss. Her lap was … More Don’t Get Stuck in the What If’s
Genesis 25:29-33 Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called Edom. But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.” And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright to … More What are you sacrificing in your desperation?
As a parent we show our love to our children not only by giving them what they want but also by giving them what they need. What they need may not always feel good to them but is necessary for growth. My husband and I have been trying to work with our youngest child on … More Tough Love
I often wondered why people who are talented in a specific area won’t share their talent with others. I would encourage them to share their talents and gifts by saying, “Someone needs to hear that…” The person would humbly smile but would still maintain the secret of their talent. If they would share it, it … More Fear of Failure or Fear of Success?