Words and Birds (Still Waters – Psalm 12)

Psalm 12: Birds of a feather squawk together but God’s words are flawless and faithful.

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Growing Grass in the Cracks

Finding new life in unexpected places…

April 14 OA “For Today” daily reading:

Reading quote:

“There is no ache more
Deadly than the striving
to be oneself.” – Yevgeniy Vinokurov

Reading:

I want to be myself, but what is myself? It is being my own person, not the person for another, all the time smiling, joining in, going along and not wanting to at all. That is not being my own person.

Some days I do not know much about myself, but I am aware of my efforts to find out, to grow. Continue reading “Growing Grass in the Cracks”

Running From Myself (Still Waters – Psalm 11)

Psalm 11: Who knows how different my life would be if I’d ended up with what I was running to. But God…

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Spring is here

“If you’ve never been thrilled to the very edges of your soul by a flower in spring bloom, maybe your soul has never been in bloom.”
— Audra Foveo

I was on a walk yesterday thinking about spring and how happy I am that winter is over. I love seeing the trees start to get their little leaf sprouts and the air just starts feeling lighter.

I’ve never been interested in writing about spring before. I’ve written 2 season blogs previously: Fall Feelings & Waiting for Spring. The Fall post mentions spring briefly but it’s not the complete focus. In the Waiting for Spring post, the focus is spring but that was written 2 years ago and the emphasis is more on standing strong in the grip of winter, hoping to make it to spring.

I’m in a much difference place and I’m writing from a lighter place in my life. This post is about the arrival of spring, the long awaited breakthrough from winter to spring. In nature and in me. Continue reading “Spring is here”

Not an edge piece

“You can leave the shadows for the light
You don’t have to wait on the sidelines
Go ahead and dream your wildest dreams, never stop” – You Belong (Francesca Battistelli)

Last weekend I attended the Overeaters Anonymous St. Louis Bi-State Area Intergroup Annual Convention: “Sunlight of the Spirit”

During one of the Saturday morning sessions (“Writing as a Tool”), the speaker shared a thought that spoke to me about just being the puzzle piece she was made to be and not worrying about being too much or too little. I was thinking about that on the morning of the last day of the Convention and wrote in my journal:

“I have a place here. My puzzle piece fits and I have something to give that only I can offer. Me. Grateful for that.” Continue reading “Not an edge piece”

Sunlight of the Spirit

Surrender what needs to be released to make way for God to shine the sunlight of His Spirit in your life.

Last weekend I attended the Overeaters Anonymous St. Louis Bi-State Area Intergroup Annual Convention. The theme of the Convention was: Sunlight of the Spirit.

The first session I attended on Saturday morning was “Writing as a Tool” and while I wasn’t sure what to expect, I assumed we would be talking about writing but I received so much more from that session than just writing tips.

Two speakers shared how they use writing as a tool in their program. They provided us with a few daily meditations from “Voices of Recovery” and “For Today” to read and then gave us time to write thoughts on what we read. I chose to read the December 10th Voice of Recovery meditation.

This is what I wrote in response to that reading:

Sunlight of the Spirit. Continue reading “Sunlight of the Spirit”