Wrap Your Head Around It

PRESCRIPTION PAINKILLERS. AFTER THE PAIN, THEY’RE JUST KILLERS. – DoseofRealityWI.Gov

Drug take-back day is this Saturday, April 29th. Click here for drop-off locations:  Here for Wisconsin.

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Saks, SWAP, and Sunsets

Ted and I went to New York again last spring because it’s our happy place. My husband  would rather light his hair on fire than go to New York on purpose. “You two go and have fun!” he chirps.  Walking down 5th Avenue one night I made TeIMG_2810d stop at the street level Saks windows. Each of the ten sections represented a fragrance line with a different floral theme, all made out of a hard paper. I lingered in astonishment as long as a mom could.
“How does this HAPPEN?” I exclaim to Ted. “How do people think of these things and then do this? The creativity of human beings is jarringly beautiful.”

New York City is awash in human creativity from the Brooklyn Bridge to Williamsburg wall graffiti to our play’s set decoration to the funky outfit combos darling New York girls throw together. When …

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Begging for Take Off

In my life, especially when Ted was in his addiction, I have begged God. If prayers were power, I could levitate a chair. But they aren’t my power, they are conversations with The Power.

Sometimes I want something so much — usually for one of my children — that plane window lookthe prayer comes deep from my chest as tears drop from my eyes. I’ve seen God do huge miracles, some of them recent, and yet more of life happens and I want this other thing that is yet undone. Please.…

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Oh Holy Night – in Prison

oau4yhemfsi-ben-whiteGuest post: Karen shares her experience.

Searching for Joy

As I prepare for Christmas this year, I think back to a year ago and the struggle I had finding joy in the season. My daughter, due to crimes committed because of her addiction, was spending Christmas in prison. I was in my own sort of prison, looking for freedom from the sadness and brokenness in my heart. 

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Somebody IS Doing Something

Bush and I were talking about a social problem in our city and I concluded, “There’s just nothing we (the two of us) can do.” The next day he told me he had been thinking and there was something we could do. There is always something we can do about an issue even if it’s short of doing everything. His suggestion was a viable option for the two of us. Duh, yes, we can do that. It’s well within our capabilities.

 

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