I have fought so hard against the things in my personality that seem to obstruct the flow of God’s love in my heart. I have fought against the fears that keep me from doing things I love to do.In my program we call these things my character defects. I am learning to deal with my … More A Death Dealing Imaginary Car
Said by an Al-Anon member just before Christmas: “Someone should find Norman Rockwell’s body and put a stake through his heart.” My Christmas will not be what Rockwell says it should be. It will be what it is and within what it is there will be much for which I can be honestly grateful When … More A Truly Merry Christmas
If I depend on being loved I tend to be a people pleaser. My neediness gobbles down the praise and then I have to look for more. I have to have my sense of being loved to be constantly refreshed. If I feel I am lovable your act of love stays with me and does … More Loved and Lovable
George Caywood My favorite Christmas thought is the most important job ever done by anyone in the history of the world was raising Jesus. The job consisted of changing diapers, preparing baby food, kissing booboos,singing lullabies and all sorts of things a kid needs while he is growing up.
When I was CEO at union Rescue Mission in L.A. I had a globe of the world in my office. I had taken the globe apart and put it back together again upside down so the South pole was on the top.I liked doing that because it upset some people and that gave me the … More When My World Turned Up Side Down
I like to say God is surprising. No matter how good I think God is it turns out God is better. When I worked at the Mission there was a very elderly retired Baptist preacher that liked to sit in the chapel. His name was Henry. I loved him dearly. One day I was walking … More Surprised by God
If I was hearing the phrase mind your own business for the first time w/o any associations I would think it meant take care off your own affairs.If I was hearing the slogan” Live and let live” for the first time” I would understand that it is a wise and wonderful suggestion to really be … More Minding My Own Business
If you were to ask me “When you say God is faithful what do you mean? I would say God is reliable, on my side, always loving, comes through for me and so on. I have asked groups I was leading the same question and have gotten much the same answer. If I ask what … More Faithfulness