What if?

Brennan Manning tells the sweet and simple story of a friend’s elderly uncle who spontaneously skipped on a hill in Ireland, filled with delight of life itself. “Uncle,” the man said, “why are you so happy?” “Ahhhh,” the uncle replied through his brogue accent in which you could almost hear him grin, “Ohhhhh, you see …” he paused in joy,  “the Father is very fond of me. The Father is is so awfully fond of me.” …

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The Power of So What

scared babyBush and I were sitting at our kitchen table with the windows open. Next door a tradesman was pouring a concrete driveway for our neighbors.  His kids were with him, playing with a hose around the corner of the house.  You know what happened — water spewed on the wet cement when the kids accidentally diverted it. That didn’t sit well with their dad — at all. …

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Sailing Through Christmas — Guest Post

I tear up as I read this article because Christmas 2008, we were a family in early recovery. Ted had a 24 hour leave at home from treatment to be with us. It was weird and wonderful — at the exact same time.

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When in Romans . . .

Because I tend to obsess on negative things, I try to change it up  and obsess on something worthwhile. This year it’s Romans, chapter 12* which I try to read every 2018 morning.  Truth be told I am such a child that I can only digest a weighty chapter per sitting which amounts to one Dick and Jane book at a time – over and over and over. It works cuz some of us need a daily reset. I’m lovin’ it. You?…

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It’s a Wonderful Life but it’s a Lot.

I struggle with people’s occasional (?) weirdness. Weirdness defined as not thinking the way I think, which is of course the right and only way.  I feel hurt, confused and “What?” “Oh,” “Okay,” and “WhatEVER” about it. Makes me not want  to be vulnerable and offer my something to be rejected. Makes me want to sit in my house in a butt-pocketed, well-worn La-Z-Boy with the same exact routine which does not involve getting involved. Makes me not want to give back, give out, give away. Makes me want to give up.

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