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Dissonance

I remember attending my first Twelve Step recovery meeting ever. It was an open meeting, and I attended with a friend. I listened. I learned a lot and felt that even though what people were sharing didn't totally apply to me, there was something warm and familiar about it all the same. I couldn't put… Continue reading Dissonance

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Plenty to be grateful for

To call Kristi Gray my friend feels like a misnomer. We share more than one secret connection, and I know God has bound us together for the rest of our lives. I couldn't be more thankful for her. Kristi, you matter to me. When I first saw my friend Bethany’s request for people to submit… Continue reading Plenty to be grateful for

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Illumination

*Today's beautiful post is written by my friend and frequent contributor Debra Dickey. I'm so thankful for Debra's insights and for her willingness to share them.* Illumination For light to flood the darkness; The hidden to be revealed; The honorable to prevail, Luminescence to fill minds and spirits. For moonbeams and sunlight to be precursors… Continue reading Illumination

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New names

*Thanks to Amy Driskill for pitching in as today's guest contributor. Happy spring time, everybody!* Spring time is a time of growth and renewal.  I look around me now, and I see wildflowers popping up all over my yard.   As I sit here, I think about how God has changed me.  It made me curious… Continue reading New names

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Day 9–A zoo story

*Today I'm grateful for my friend, singer/songwriter/musician/motivational speaker David LaMotte, who has agreed to share a post from his site with us. I met David when I was a college student. His music spoke to my heart, and I told him so.  Not many performers will take the time to eat McDonald's breakfast with you… Continue reading Day 9–A zoo story

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Transcending my reality

*Special thanks to Gloria Bolton, a former student of mine, who has grown into an even more beautiful and enlightened person over the years, for serving as today's guest contributor.*Transcending my Reality: How I Found Christ   “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.… Continue reading Transcending my reality

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In the dark

*Special thanks to Debra Dickey-Liang, one of my regular guest contributors, for sharing one way to be thankful and turn a negative into a positive.*About four years ago, I moved from the city back to the country, pretty close to where I grew up.  Now, don’t misinterpret me, I LOVE it out there, but after… Continue reading In the dark