Restoration

Addiction & Recovery, Restoration, Uncategorized

Everyone loves a comeback

Sometimes, you just need to see with your own eyes and feel the impossible win.

Addiction & Recovery, Restoration

the truth about welfare

The distance between poverty and “self-sufficiency” is a no-man’s land. It’s two steps forward, three back. And there are more enticing reasons to hang on to the help when you can get it than to kill yourself to stand on your own two feet.

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

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.

Hurt & Faith, Live the season, Restoration, Writing

the healing power of daily discipline

We’re all in a season of something, we might as well live it.

Healing our community, Restoration

pride, part two . . . or, a sampler of thoughts on arrogance

Sometimes, my “better than” comes from wounds. Maybe yours does, too.

Restoration, Uncategorized

repost: a light between here and there

the Grandma I wrote about in this post passed away today. she was an example to me of a love that endures at a time when I needed it most.

Hurt & Faith, Restoration

of pride and pompousness, part one

maybe love does not boast means I don’t need to prove how much I deserve love

Addiction & Recovery, Family, Healing our community, Hurt & Faith, Restoration

when you don’t know what to do, try love

Determination only gets so far in the day in day out.
And romantic stubbornness turns cold.

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