Things that make ya go hmmm…

I am a recovering everything addict.

You know?

God’s approach with me was(is?) about six or seven pronged.  (The latest prong is definitely being violently ill for an unspecified length of time.)

​I want to write about a little chunk of that.

The heart in The Spiritual Sense is a very complex thing, don’t you find?  There’s friggin LAYERS there.

In order to accomplish my much-requested and pain-motivated healing, God had to move my me and my whole family three states away to THE LAST PLACE I ever would have wanted to go.  We had soooo many obstacles to that move.  I remember on the last leg of that journey:  Dillon and me and our five kids (including our nursing twins) crammed into the cab of a moving van. 💚

Problems came one after the other, often in twos and threes.

We were almost homeless.  Were almost bankrupt.  Were almost diVORCED.  Were kicked out of schools and churches.  Were misdiagnosed up the wazoo.  Poor as church mice. (I got VERY GOOD at soup and bread.  You can make almost anything taste like a treat with hot freshly baked bread.  Reply to this for details.) We had a family member assault one of our kids. We almost had a run in with  CPS. that’s all I can remember.  It’s a blur. (Thin smile)

We had a lot of counseling.  12 step groups.  Some deliverance ministry.  Spiritual retreats.  (—Oh. My. Socks.)

Desperate times call for desperate measures.  –mom 

  It was kind of like a spiritual boot camp.  Lol.  DO OR DIE.  SINK OR SWIM. FISH OR BE FISH FOOD.

Around in there somewhere was a 12step group at a local church.  Celebrate Recovery.  We needed a faith-based 12step thing. Glad CR was there. That’s not all we needed, But like I say God had a six or seven pronged plan.

That fifth step of the AA Twelve steps was a big one for me.  That’s what I want to touch on in this talk.

I still remember The feeling of sitting at my sponsor’s kitchen table.  The chairs.  The carpet.  The homey smell.  Our tea cooIng.  Thank you Rosa. 💛

  A honest -to-God miracle coming to life in my heart and family. unbeknownst to me.


Confess your sins to one another

And pray for each other

That you may be healed.

The heartfelt prayer of a person who is seeking God is POWERFUL AND EFFECTIVE AND has great results.

My paraphrase

  Highly recommended.  🌼🌻🌼🌻😌💛💚🌼🌻🌼🌻😌💛💚🌼🌻🌼

That’s what.

Published by strawberry0043

i am married to my best friend. I love Jesus more than life. I have an autoimmune disorder. I have joyfully born five children and been pregnant with seven. I have a disabled child. I have a mentally ill family member who abused my child and lied about it. I have one prodigal child who I may never see again.💚 I enjoy dealing with life as it is, not as it should be.💚 I have been unhappily and happily married to one man since 1995 (thank heaven!) I want to encourage💚 share hope in my world💚 Remind us and equip us to live in this difficult century. 💚June 2020

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