Revelation?

I’ve had a revelation about my 72nd birthday: it’s not me turning 72; it’s that I have completed 72 years. Apparently, I’ve spent my whole life thinking I was a year younger than I actually was/am. Chime in if you care to share! This image was posted on Twitter by Writer Writer.

Works of Art?

Today is Wednesday, when I generally post a snippet that inspired me. But today, just after the tragic fire at Notre Dame in Paris, this excerpt just happened to be next in my queue of quotes. Of course, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” has been on everybody’s mind, so it’s odd to bump into this Read More …

Group Conscience?

Ever heard of taking a “group conscience” in a recovery meeting? It is so easy to get busy taking our own personal inventories, we can forget to take inventory of the meeting(s) we attend. How long has it been since your group took its own temperature? For me, the prospect always sounds scary. It’s not Read More …

Downside Up?

I know from personal experience that CRISIS is scary because it contains both danger and opportunity. Surely alcoholism was a crisis when it became a problem in our family, but instead of discouragement and divorce, we were led out of “Egypt” and away from The Land of Denial. I tell the hair-raising story in a Read More …

Remember Rapunzel?

Reading about the rescue of Rahab reminds me of Rapunzel trapped in the tall tower. In both stories, the escape route is through a window opening when there is no access through a door or stairway. To me, these stories are encouraging. Apparently, freedom from imprisonment (in any form) is possible, even when the regular Read More …

Faulty Wiring?

Only God knows where the “wiring” in each of us is flawed, and God alone knows the best way raise those “short-circuits” into our awareness. Scripture says that He will allow temptation (or whatever it takes) to reveal them. I guess everyone has faulty wiring, but I didn’t know that because I was comparing my Read More …

Another Great Heap?

I just recently noticed the frequency of the word “heaps” in the Old Testament. In reading the Book of Joshua, the phrase “water in a heap” describes their crossing of the River Jordan (Joshua 3:16). Afterwards, that crossing is memorialized (in Joshua 4:2-9) by twelve stones, whole stones, that are ” there to this day.” Read More …

A Cure for Chaos?

As you may already know by now, I collect quotations as I read and, occasionally, I select “faves” to share in a Goodreads Group called “Snippets That Inspire.”  Today’s excerpt is from “The Sea, The Sea”by Iris Murdoch: “The sea which lies before me as I write glows rather than sparkles in the bland May Read More …