Who Do You Thank For Your Success?

 “What makes you better than anyone else? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if all you have is from God, why boast as though you have accomplished something on your own?” (Corinthians 4:7) It’s easy to rely on ourselves and our own intellect when life’s going good, but where does that…

How Do You Express Gratitude?

I recently posted the question on Facebook: How do you express gratitude? Some people said hugs and cards. For others, it was through prayers and acts of service. And for many people expressing gratitude simply meant maintaining a good attitude regardless of their circumstances. No matter how you express it, it’s important that you do….

Why Didn’t I See This Sooner?

Occasionally I get discouraged that I’m just now realizing what led to my past troubles. While I’m grateful God has given me these epiphanies, sometimes I find myself saying things like: “why am I forty two years old and just now figuring this out?” ‘More will be revealed’ is a popular motto in recovery. It…

My Take on Gratitiude Part 1

I’m thankful for many things, but gratitude feels different; sort of like deep inner peace that comes from being grateful even in difficult times. Sometimes it wells up inside me and tears spring forth as I think about how much God has blessed me in my sobriety. I believe grateful hearts can lead to happy…

Is God A Good God?

I’ve never heard a believer say that God isn’t good. Many people that don’t know Him blame Him for their troubles and all the suffering in the world. But Romans 5:12 tells us that: “When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.” While it’s…

When We Curse Our Blessings

When I open the fridge and groan that there’s nothing to eat, I remind myself there’s plenty; it’s just that nothing looks good. I’m made aware of my abundance every day at the gym, surely it’s a place I wouldn’t frequent were I starving. When I open my closet and snivel that I have nothing…

Stuff

  My guitar sits in the corner gathering dust as I consider my New Year’s resolution to be more disciplined. Our spare bedroom is crammed with scrapbooking supplies I haven’t touched in ages as I consider what new things I’ll be needing this year. Photo Courtesy of:  http://www.architecturalarttile.com/much-clutter-7-tips-de-junk-house/ As I’m wondering about the latest songs…