Category Archives: recovery

Another Blessed BLAB Session: Jer & Tezi getting the hang of this

So Monday night’s blab went really well.  Thankfully, and maybe even surprisingly. When something goes so well the first time: see our post about our first time doing a BLAB session– there’s going to be some trepidation about the next time, thinking maybe the first time was a fluke.  But we’re very happy to report that our first awesome experience on BLAB wasn’t… Read more »

Pray for those who persecute you

      No Comments on Pray for those who persecute you

“You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy.  But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you!   In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to both the evil and the good, and he sends rain on the just and the unjust alike.  If… Read more »

Scars: do you see hurt or healing?

      No Comments on Scars: do you see hurt or healing?

You can look at a scar and see hurt, or you can look at a scar and see healing.  ~ Sheri Reynolds There’s a lot that could be unpacked from this quote, but one aspect that jumps out at me at this moment is just how much of our place in life today is not dependent on our past, but… Read more »

Why I’m thankful for suffering

      No Comments on Why I’m thankful for suffering

I am, indeed, thankful for my struggle.   There were times during my struggle where I had a very difficult time saying these words.  Too many times while in the midst of my trials I simply wanted to be delivered from the difficulty.  Because of the suffering I was enduring at the time, it was too often difficult-to-the-point-of-nearly-impossible for me… Read more »

The goal of each day…

      No Comments on The goal of each day…

You are not the standard…

      No Comments on You are not the standard…

Believe the best about people… Pray for their short comings, You are not the standard We all need grace… – Lecrae Amen.   How much more peace would this world have if we all treated others according to this truth? God bless you dear reader.   May these words resonate within your heart.

Find the strength to walk away…

      No Comments on Find the strength to walk away…

God invites us to draw near to Him when we are weak and afraid. Then He will fill us with His magnificent strength so we can triumphantly walk away from the bondage of our past and begin a new life in Him. – T.D. Jakes

The Deeper the Suffering, the Closer to…

      3,312 Comments on The Deeper the Suffering, the Closer to…

Just as it’s true that the deeper the night the better the meteor shower, so too, the deeper our suffering, the better to see the Divine shower of blessings that are falling upon us… even in the hardest of times. Thank you for stopping by.  Please like this post if you’d like to see more.  Tezi and I would love… Read more »

In Hardship we are forced to reflect…

      4,071 Comments on In Hardship we are forced to reflect…

“For in prosperity a man is often puffed up with pride, whereas tribulations chasten and humble him through suffering and sorrow… In Hardship he is forced to reflect on himself, even though he be unwilling.” ~ Alfred the Great Though none of us want to endure hardships, it is those hardships- those periods of suffering- that bring us to a… Read more »

Love every man…

      No Comments on Love every man…

Love every man in spite of his falling into sin.  Never mind the sins, but remember that the foundation of the man is the same: the image of God. ~ Saint John of Kronstadt Such words, dear reader, such words.  Lord, help me to live this truth.  Help me to live in compassion and humility.  For Your desire mercy and… Read more »