Healing our community

Addiction & Recovery, Healing our community, Video

A conversation about Purpose in recovery

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.

Addiction & Recovery, Healing our community

Where you need to be and where you are most needed

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. 

Addiction & Recovery, Healing our community

Seven Reasons to Hope- a free ebook for you

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HEY! I finally finished a book! And to celebrate me actually finishing a book and Dave’s 10th anniversary of freedom, we are giving it away FREE to everyone who subscribes this month.

Healing our community

The power of ‘Me Too’

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.

Addiction & Recovery, Family, Healing our community, Hurt & Faith, Live the season, Restoration

dear mom who feels the darkness

May Your unfailing love be with us Lord, even as we put our hope in You. Psalm 33:22

Family, Healing our community, Live the season

dear mom who wishes she could home school

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 . . .

Family, Healing our community, Hurt & Faith, Live the season

dear mama who worries

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.

Family, Healing our community, Live the season

a season of sharing the work

What is it about sitting in the presence of someone cooking a fresh meal that soothes?

Addiction & Recovery, Healing our community, Live the season, Restoration

hope from a season of despair

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.

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