This is true. There was a woman who found out from her mom that she’d been disinherited and the topic was skirted over like it shouldn’t be any big […]
I don’t understand the intricate workings of denial, but I’m at the same time, well-acquainted with it.
Here’s the confession: When I’m doing well, it’s not really me doing it. It’s the power within.
I have the clearest memory of childhood discussions and a collection of bunkhouse adventures with God. This skinless friend was more real …
What keeps you awake at night?
Do I miss drinking? Sometimes. I miss it to the extent that I’m still insane. I was not created for self-destruction but alcohol is a one way ticket to that insanity. It waits.
This is my prayer corner. The colored pencils are from Iowa. I bought them at an art supply store when I started coloring during prayer. Bear with me. I can explain…maybe.
Before I got sober at the age of 55, I was trapped by an ice storm at an abbey near Dubuque, in NE Iowa. I don’t think that’s a coincidence. […]
The following comment from Resentment Rats is too wonderful to leave in the archives of comments: So much lays beneath what we can easily see in ourselves. And how many […]
I had an epiphany yesterday. I’ve recently bought a new fifth wheel and requisite dually. Along with that comes more room to live and more financial pressure. (Did you catch […]
I don’t feel like writing today so I’m going to. I’m going to write. I didn’t feel like walking this morning either, so I did. I walked. I’ve been doing […]
If rejection were a mask it would be cruel, soulless and rigid: dead eyes and a mouth locked into a sneer.
I’m a recovered alcoholic, living full-time in an RV and have a bread machine in the Jeep. Why would anyone listen to me?
When we saw others solve their problems by a simple reliance upon the Spirit of the Universe, we had to stop doubting the power of God. Our ideas did not […]
This is the final post in the series of Becoming Your Own Counselor. Personally, I’ve not had any progress in personal or spiritual growth that can be traced back to […]
Retreating seems like a strange way to make progress in life, doesn’t it? We usually associate the following with making progress: doing research on the topic, analyzing the problem, making […]
To become your own counselor you will be filling your life and thoughts with wisdom from God instead of allowing others to control your life and define you. This is […]
This picture is one Debbie took at OLM in Iowa while she was on retreat at the Stone House. Once you’ve located your retreat spot and made reservations, there are […]
When my best friend turned 40, our Bible Study group gave her an unconventional present, but one that I feel was divinely inspired. On the given week, she was told […]
I’ve been talking to someone who just got out of an abusive relationship. What amazes me is that she’s out because she finally stopped listening to paid professionals, stopped listening […]
Don’t mess with me, buddy!
If you take the moth drawn to a flame analogy, I’m drawn to information. If the information is spiritual truth, it lights my path and helps me change. I’m busy […]
At one point, I felt so overwhelmed by my desire to be closer to truth, that I just asked God to show me that He cared.