Blueberries, frozen: like mini Popsicles
Emma Thompson movies
New recipes 😋
Porridge with butter, raisins and milk
Movie night 🎥 🍿
Monopoly money 💰
give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIVUK
Wow. Three days have gone by without me even looking at the Bible. It sneaks up on me…. YouTube sermons are ok and all, but its not the same as getting my own food, you know? ——
i avoid being quiet and talking to God because the stuff I am dealing with is yucky..then, when I get quiet enough to talk to God, it hurts!
I repent, God, 😞 for all the social media and comedy skits and candy crush and Scrabble…
Which I have used to drown out my pain.
I want to run 🏃♂️ into Your arms …
not to Comedy Central or reruns of Monk. Or Scrabble.
———- loneliness shame depression discouragement powerlessness rejection——–
Jesus give me
to go there
and to go all the way
fact: Forgiving my child’s offender
was much harder
than forgiving my own offender.
(And that was almost undoable. I’m not sure it’s completely done even now.I kind of have to redo it every time I think about this guy.)
With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible. –Jesus
image found at YouVersion
I’m working my steps here. But…
What Is Step 9?
Step 9 begins:
“Make direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.”*
…my grown kids are a toughie.
They are ssssoooo tired of hearing me say “I’m sorry”.
Because I have often used that statement in the past to excuse and ask for absolution.
* I copied this from a very helpful article by buddy t at verywellmind.com
So I’m trying to get a new way of saying Sorry.
By helping others
By helping and not hating myself
By praying for my kids and grands every day
By watching 👀 for opportunities to do good that do not take credit or manipulate.
By being the thing I wish I had
Innocent and cheerful
Relentless but not pushy, just infectious
Forgiveness …forgiven… forgiving
Let it go.
Make room for love