Cotton Candy Skies

When I was a kid, around 10, I felt so lost and unloved. Well, except by Uncle George. He was my Auntie Kay’s son. Auntie Kay was my life-saver as a little girl. Just a few years before, when I was 8, she had killed herself. I remember trying to take my own life after that … but that’s another …

You are a symphony

Recently I was working with a girl who had overdosed on heroin. We ended our time together by going to the symphony. My husband Brad was performing and got us great tickets! 🙂 The pieces were Death and Transfiguration, by Strauss, and Symphony #6, the Pathétique, by Tchaikovsky. The Pathétique was finished 9 days before Tchaikovsky died (some think it …

It will be ok

I was with a friend not long ago. She was recently separated from her alcoholic husband. He just would not change. He was creating drama and trashing everyone’s lives. Since the separation, she has been working hard to re-establish her life. She’s lost her home, all her furniture, I mean, she’s just lost everything. Now she’s standing up, she’s going …

No more shame

Not long ago, I stood in front of 150 or so addicts and told my story. I watched them as they listened, literally with shame on their faces, because they knew the story. My story was their story. It isn’t anything new. Sometimes the church is kind of shocked about some of this stuff, but not this group. While I …

Clearing the road

I want to share something with you. It’s too cool. I read this in my devotional, “Clearing the Mess,” this morning. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready to do that. Clear the mess. Daily if necessary. This relates to Step 7. “Our shortcomings may seem to clutter our personal road out of the past.” I laughed …