Long Term Faith

I like the idea of faith being that which keeps me doing the right thing even in situations where It seems like I can not hope to live long enough to see results for which I hope. That kind of faith helps me do the right thing and depend on my Higher Power to accomplish … More Long Term Faith

Choices

Choices……It seems to me, that before I got serious about recovery that my life was characterized by choices between unacceptable alternatives. I frequently felt like I just did not have good choices. When I began working seriously on my recovery within a program, it seems to me my life was characterized by having to choose … More Choices

Heaven

When my four girls were small, my Mother lived with us for a while. One time the kids were concerned about my Mom, their grandmother, dying. She told them a sweet story. She said, “I love being alive. It is like living in a two story house. There is a party on the first floor. … More Heaven

My Imaginatiom

Years ago, I was in a very low place in my family life, in my professional life and in my spiritual life. At that time I met a man at church whose name was Warren. I liked what I heard him saying when he gave devotionals. He seemed very bright, articulate, informed, and sensitive. I … More My Imaginatiom

Merry Christmas

A Truly Merry Christmas…..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 … More Merry Christmas

Free to Love

There is a huge difference between feeling loved and feeling I am lovable. If I have to have your love to feel I am OK then I tend to be a people pleaser. My neediness gobbles down the love and praise from you and then I have to look for more. I have to have my … More Free to Love

Living Life

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 Living Life