Why the Blood Red Poppy?

Long before the Great War, the red poppy had become a symbol of death, renewal and life. The seeds of the flower can remain dormant in the earth for years, but will blossom spectacularly when the soil is churned. Beginning in late 1914, the fields of Northern France...

Wishing Won’t Make it So

Wish I didn't think everything was always my fault. Wish I didn't like to control everything and everyone. Wish I didn't think it was up to me to cure everyone's ills. Wish I didn't have a critical spirit. Wish I didn't complain all the day. Wish I didn't fear change....

FBI—Uncovering Past Secrets: What I Remember

A news commentator asked, “How does an FBI investigation work?” After Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Kavanaugh's televised testimonies, this question may be on the minds of many. The television coverage transported me back fifty-eight years when an FBI background check...

Twisted Thoughts

What Step speaks to the tangled life of denial we all resort to at one time or another? Mixed motives twist life into tangles; pure motives take you straight down the road (Proverbs 21:8...

Why the Blood Red Poppy?

Long before the Great War, the red poppy had become a symbol of death, renewal and life. The seeds of the flower can remain dormant in the earth for years, but will blossom spectacularly when the soil is churned. Beginning in late 1914, the fields of Northern France...

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Wishing Won’t Make it So

Wish I didn't think everything was always my fault. Wish I didn't like to control everything and everyone. Wish I didn't think it was up to me to cure everyone's ills. Wish I didn't have a critical spirit. Wish I didn't complain all the day. Wish I didn't fear change....

read more

FBI—Uncovering Past Secrets: What I Remember

A news commentator asked, “How does an FBI investigation work?” After Dr. Blasey Ford and Judge Kavanaugh's televised testimonies, this question may be on the minds of many. The television coverage transported me back fifty-eight years when an FBI background check...

read more

Twisted Thoughts

What Step speaks to the tangled life of denial we all resort to at one time or another? Mixed motives twist life into tangles; pure motives take you straight down the road (Proverbs 21:8...

read more

Emphasize the Positive – Erase the Negative

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and healthfinder.gov encourages us to raise awareness about the need for keeping current with recommended vaccines. My question is, how many of us are ready to immunize ourselves against the debilitating inoculations...

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August – Eight Month – Eight Step

Ready to step up and make that list? Recovery means making amends to yourself first.   All of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. But God treats us much better than we deserve, and because of Christ Jesus, he freely accepts us and sets us free from our...

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Step Four Works if You Work It!

You may have heard it said, “It’s not always about you!" Well, Step 4 is always about me and only me! It's about time I take that step and clean up my act.   Guide to Healthy and Happy evaluation of Self! Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get...

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ACOA Kids Didn’t Just Happen

Since July is National Make A Difference to Children Month, let's talk about kids that are different, Adult Kids of Alcoholics (ACOA) in particular. As you will see from the following laundry list, ACOA kids were raised differently. Years ago, few families...

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