Keeping the Faith – Are You Wonderstruck by God?

As my husband and I have begun the journey of adopting a child, I have taken it as an opportunity to grow my faith. Adoption is stressful, difficult, and nothing can be for certain. We both walk into it hopeful, but also scared of the uncertainty of it all. Because of that, I decided that [...]

How I Got Through the First 90 Days of Sobriety

December 7th, 2010 was the last time that any mood altering substance entered my body. Prior to that, I had been a slave to the disease of addiction since the age of 21. I took my first drink at the age of  13. I had no idea what the future held from that first drink [...]

What “Adulting” Really Means

I am a little behind on my writing. The last couple of weeks have kind of been a whirlwind, and I have not had a lot of time to do anything except be on the go. I have been thinking all day about what this post should be about. I thought about writing something relating [...]

The Trouble With Fear

When I was beginning my journey in sobriety, a counselor had me make a list of all of my fears (us twelve-steppers know this as a part of the fourth step). These weren't tangible things like spiders or snakes, but rather the aspects of life that made you want to run the other way. For [...]

A Change of Seasons

There is something incredibly comforting to me about the seasonal change from summer to fall. There are many of us who share this sentiment. It's our favorite time of the year. The temperature cools, the leaves change - even the smells change. And while there are also the cliche favorites like the pumpkin spiced latte [...]

The Spiritual Importance of Keeping Your Hobbies

I once read a quote by the famous 1960's columnist, Erma Bombeck. It read:  "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I had not a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me." I posted it on my Instagram page and [...]

10 Reasons To Keep Hanging On – Even If You’re At The End Of Your Rope

Life can get hard sometimes. We question. We wonder. Sometimes we go through things that, while we are in the middle of it, we just cannot understand. It can become easy to develop a negative attitude or wonder if there is any point in continuing to try with whatever we may be struggling with. Several [...]