Another Historical Dry Birthday to Celebrate!

If you like historical fiction books as I do, then books by authors Eric Larson, Ken Follett, and Kristin Hannan are at the top of your must-read list. Today, however, we celebrate a critical true life-changing historical event. Today, we celebrate Alcoholics...

Soldiers, Volunteer, Rosie the Riveter, Everyone Did Their Part: Will You Harvest the Thyme?

DURING WW I and WW II, citizens planted vegetable and fruit gardens to supplement their food rations. Along with supplying food for the body, the gardens began to lift the spirits of those who began to see the fruits of their labor. THOSE of us cultivating a 12-Step...

I Can’t Hear You – OR is it, I Don’t Want to Listen

Along with Mental Health Awareness Month, the merry month of May generously shares her 31 days with Better Hearing & Speech Month. National Speech-Language-Hearing Month (asha.org) When I was nine months of age, I underwent a mastoidectomy behind my left ear. At the...

May is National Mental Health Month?

According to SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, mental health problems and substance use disorders sometimes occur together. This is because: Certain substances can cause people with an addiction to experience one or more symptoms of a...

Keeping the Dream Alive – One Step at a Time

Like me, do you see how each of the original 12 Steps of AA relates to the wise insights of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr? We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the...

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Hi, my Name is Diane, and I am a Codependent.

Learning to Let go and Let God, is definitely not for sissies. . . . “Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.” (Psalm 46:10 MSG). In other words . . . Our God says, “Calm down, and learn that I am God ....

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The Bold Truth of Steps 1,2,3

National Codependency Awareness Month reminds us to 'fess up and ADMIT. 1. Admit I was powerless, but that doesn't mean I'm helpless. 2. Admit to the times I acted erratic; my behavior was off the wall. My Sanity had to be restored. 3. Admit it was time to make sound...

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Yesterday, Tomorrow, and Today

The following is from Oswald Chamber's Daily Devotional, My Utmost for His Highest, December 31 Security from Yesterday. At the end of the year, we turn with eagerness to all that God has for the future, and yet anxiety is apt to arise when we remember our...

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Pray without Ceasing

From 1914 to 2023 still praying, keep praying for everlasting Peace. Motivated by the distant sound of a Christmas Carole, the hearts of young brave, dedicated soldiers from another time and another war initiate a truce. They take time to share, bury their dead, get a...

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Coexisting Isaiah’s Way

May Isaiah’s vision of peaceful coexistence renew our hope of living together as God planned. In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child...

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‘Tis the Season

If only, if only these videos would help someone take the first step this holiday season and admit . . . We are powerless over our addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBAzD2EAQhU...

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Halloween: Life is Not a Masquerade-or is it?

I’m not sure when I grew to dislike this trick-or-treating holiday. After all, I do looove chocolate. Perhaps, I’m uncomfortable pretending to be something I’m not? In the past, I was good at deceiving myself by saying was “fine” when it was not! Today, I credit my...

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