ICYMI: Weekly Dose of Hope!

May 11 – May 17 Daily Dose of Hope videos

Did you miss any of the Daily Dose of Hope videos for the week of May 11th on YouTube? Here’s what was shared:

May 11 – Best Gift Ever: sharing thoughts on what I’d gained in the first few months of recovery from food addiction.

May 12 – Subtle Sunset: thoughts about hearing God’s whisper and listening for His voice in the midst of hardship.

May 14 – Heart in the Clouds: thoughts on how God speaks when we think He’s being silent in our struggle.

May 16 – One Light in the Line of Faith: thoughts on where we’re at in the line of faith and using our gifts where ever God’s placed us to shine His light.

May 17 – If I Knew Then: what I would say to the me I was 20 years ago about herself and her marriage.


I’m so grateful for each of you that has given me feedback on how helpful these videos have been to you. I’m grateful that God is using my story and the words He has placed on my heart to impact even one person. I’m excited to see what He has in store and I’m glad you’re on this journey with me!

ICYMI: Weekly Dose of Hope!

May 3 – May 9 Daily Dose of Hope videos

Did you miss any of the Daily Dose of Hope videos for the week of May 3rd on YouTube? Here’s what was shared:

May 3 – Toxic Friends: encouragement for breaking away from our toxic relationship with anything or anyone that separates us from total dependency on God.

May 4 – Spit in my Life: sharing thoughts on Mark 8:22-26 and Jesus’ use of spit to heal blindness then and now.

May 5 – Filled Up and Poured Out: sharing thoughts about the mystery of needing each other but only being able to connect effectively by relying on God to fill us up and pour us out.

May 6 – Paper and Purpose: how writer’s block turned into a small life lesson on allowing God to write His story on the blank page of my life.

May 7 – Live Like You’re Alive: encouragement from my own experience of choosing to no longer live like I was dead in a tomb of insecurity, shame and lies. The tomb is for the dead and we are that no longer!

May 8 – Act As If: sharing thoughts on applying the recovery concept of “Act As If” combined with truth from God’s Word to step out of the paralysis of fear and anxiety.

May 9 – Grieving Into New Life: thoughts on grieving the old me as I was being transformed into the new me at the beginning of my recovery journey.

May 10 – Stones From My Mother: reading a blog I wrote for my Mom on Mother’s Day a few years ago. Sharing some unexpected emotions on the healing and grace I’ve been given in my relationship with my Mom and my daughters.


I’m so grateful for each of you that has given me feedback on how helpful these videos have been to you. I’m grateful that God is using my story and the words He has placed on my heart to impact even one person. I’m excited to see what He has in store and I’m glad you’re on this journey with me!

More to Learn

Making more discoveries on this journey of learning and growing…

One indication of maturity is the ability to consider the opinions of others. However, somewhere along the line in my alcoholic upbringing, I developed the idea that what I believed to be true was always rights. My way was the way to think. Such black-and-white perception didn’t allow me to hear, let alone consider, different viewpoints. My intolerance was rooted in two of my main character defects – fear and insecurity. My opinions were inseperable from my self image. If my opinions were wrong, I was wrong. If my philosophy wasn’t good enough, I wasn’t good enough.

Hope for Today, April 21st

In the last 2 years I have worked hard to surrender fear and insecurity. Especially where other people’s opinions come into play. This has transformed a lot of my relationships and given me the ability to detach emotionally from other people’s words. Since people-pleasing has been so
ingrained in me, this process has been and still is a hard one. Being able to separate someone else’s words and actions from what I know to be true about me has been huge.

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Day 1 – New Abstinence

Beginning a new leg on my recovery journey…

May 1, 2020 would have been 2 years of abstinence from food addiction for me if I had stayed abstinent but today (April 30, 2020) is Day 1 of a new abstinence for me.

This post is straight from my journal this morning…

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Daily Dose of Hope on YouTube!

An update on my Daily Dose of Hope videos!

Hi family, friends and followers!

As you may or may not know, I’ve been recording videos every day for the last month to share encouragement and spread hope. I’ve decided to continue recording these videos but I will no longer be posting them on my blog. I’ve added all of the past videos to my YouTube page and will be adding a new video every day.

If these videos have been encouraging or helpful to you and you would like to continue receiving these, please click the link below to watch my Introduction video on YouTube. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube page and make sure your notifications are on so you won’t miss any of the videos I’ll be adding!

YouTube Introduction video: Daily Dose of Hope – The Journey Begins

I’m so grateful for each of you that has given me feedback on how helpful these videos have been to you. I’m grateful that God is using my story and the words He has placed on my heart to impact even one person. I’m excited to see what He has in store and I’m glad you’re on this journey with me!

Saturday 4/25 Daily Dose of Hope

Learning how to lay down the shovel and walk away.

I recently started sharing videos on Facebook of me reading a devotional that was encouraging to me or previous blogs I’ve written. I thought it would be good to share it here as well to try and encourage as many people as possible. I’m calling these videos a “Daily Dose of Hope” and I will be sharing a new one every day. I’m praying they’re an encouragement to you!


Click here for the Saturday 4/25 Daily Dose of Hope on my Facebook page. In this video I read from my blog on Psalm 7 “Navigating Hurt with Humility” … here’s a little snippet:

“As I was processing all of my feelings, God reminded me of what He’s been teaching me about Emotional Dependency. I’ve been asking this particular situation to answer these questions: Am I loveable? Am I worthy? Am I good enough? And God reminded me…again…the answer can’t come from this situation, or from a person or from any relationship. People and situations are shifting sands. Always changing. God is the only unchanging one.”

Friday 4/24 Daily Dose of Hope

You are the apple of God’s eye. You are at the center of His focus. He is watching over you and all that you’re going through.

Click here for the Friday 4/24 Daily Dose of Hope on my Facebook page. In this video I read from my blog on Psalm 17 “The Apple of His Eye” … here’s a little snippet:

“The phrase “apple of the eye” originally referred to the pupil or the center of the eye. If someone is keeping a close, watchful eye on something, they have their eyes front and center, completely focused. That is how God looks on us. He doesn’t give us a distracted, quick glance out of the corner of His eye while He’s working on something else. He gives us His full attention. Like the eagle fluttering over its young, spreading out its wings. We are the apple of His eye. Worthy of His protection and His care.”

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Thursday 4/23 Daily Dose of Hope

God has given me His portion, His path and His presence. What more do I need?

Click here for the Thursday 4/23 Daily Dose of Hope on my Facebook page. In this video I read from my blog on Psalm 16 “My Portion in Pleasant Places” … here’s a little snippet:

“He is my portion. He is the contents of the portion and He determines the size of the portion. He is my fulfillment when the portion appears lacking. And what about tomorrow’s portion? I’m always worried about that too. I can trust Him with that also. Everything I need for tomorrow will already be waiting for me when tomorrow becomes today.”

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