So many wonderful things happened on my retreat, but many of them are for me and God to know and for you to never find out, but some of them will be shared (as time goes on), and one in particular came to mind tonight.
On my retreat, I met a young pastor, and at one point, I was telling him about when all I had to make for dinner was beans and rice and how Nathan reacted, and, ultimately, how I reacted. Do you remember? Continue reading
so I haven’t felt well
slept for hours
and was eating top ramen
envisioning homemade soup
it’s the same but different
then I thought
no it’s not
and began to cry Continue reading
I love the title God gave me for this because it’s not what you think it is, and that makes me smile.
Lately, grocery shopping has been a luxury…buying meat has been a splurge. It’s just the way it’s been. We do with what we have and buy only what we need. We haven’t been eating fruits and vegetables and stuff because those are “extras.” This isn’t a pitty-potty post. It’s reality sometimes for some people, but the other day, for a moment, all of that changed.
I was sitting with a friend, and she asked me if we had food, so I explained our situation, and to my surprise, she gave me $40.00 to buy something good to make for the kids for dinner. You have no idea what that did to a mommy who loves to cook for her kids.
It opened a door. Continue reading
In the beginning of my recovery through AA, I’d felt I’d finally made it “home.” Everyone accepted me, loved me, remembered my name. It was so good. I loved going to meetings and acted a certain way there, which the kids rarely saw at home.
I remember times when the kids would say, “You need a meeting,” and I’d usually leave to go to one. By the time I came back, I was in a good mood, ready to be a mom. That lasted for years, until I really surrendered to God. Continue reading
as I look in my closet
at what USED to fit
I’m tempted to feel
I’m not thin enough Continue reading
sex sells Continue reading
Lately, I’ve been asking God about His phrase ‘taste and see.’ I’ve been wondering what the reason was behind putting those two words together. In the natural, they just don’t make sense, but in the spiritual, they have a whole new meaning. Continue reading
given permission to buy
but comparing prices with your worth
when your worth isn’t known
everything seems too expensive
still arguing your worth
still Continue reading
Last week, when I had stopped by to visit Lee, he told me how a church had set up showers but that there were so many homeless waiting, he didn’t get to take one, so I invited him over to take one on Sunday, which was yesterday…Father’s Day. Continue reading