Restoring a sense of purpose will help a recovering addict stay sober. They need to find where they fit, how they can contribute, and be able to participate in society.
We won’t always feel the thrill of this is the thing I was made to do. When it no longer sparks joy, we will wish we could throw away our calling like the jeans we’ve been hanging onto for someday. Just because you are called to something doesn’t mean it will be easy. In fact, I can say with total confidence that it won’t be. If it was, we wouldn’t need a power greater than ourselves.
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Millions of people started raising a hand online on Sunday to say they’ve been assaulted, abused, harassed, and it’s still going. Statistically, 91% are women.
May Your unfailing love be with us Lord, even as we put our hope in You. Psalm 33:22
Still, the beautiful ideal to me is a hard but simple farm life and a dining room table school. But that’s not my life at all . . .
I think every mama on this Monday morning will say a prayer. Whether she believes in God or not. Because someone has to watch them. Someone, please.
What is it about sitting in the presence of someone cooking a fresh meal that soothes?
On Thursday night I sat at a round table with co-workers and friends in an enormous room, dining on filet mignon and jumbo prawns, and witnessed contagious, hilarious generosity. Just the sort of evening to breathe new life into a tired writer.