Hope vs. Expectations vs. Reality

I had to give myself a reality check over the past couple of days and it has taken me some time to process it. It was a wake-up call to "hope vs. expectations" and it was disappointing. Somehow I have managed to bleed expectations into my hope. Years ago, someone called me "pathetically hopeful". I... Continue Reading →

I Am In Good Hands

I read the comment below today and thought, "Wow! Isn't that the truth?" Sometimes I feel like calling myself codependent means I am broken. I am not. As codependents we care very deeply for others. That is an EXCELLENT quality. We think of others first. That is a spiritual quality. In fact the world would... Continue Reading →

Get Your Hopes Up

Please listen to the amazing song below. There was a period in my life when I had lost all hope. I could not see past the pain and disillusionment of the life I was responsible for creating. I was drowning in fear and choking on the waves of one bad choice after another. I met with... Continue Reading →

When Life Gives You Lemons…

Today I want to share with you a song by Alex Boye' titled, "Lemonade". Please read what he writes about this song on his YouTube page. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! This song is inspired by one of my favorite quotes: "Cease your complaining and fretting. The cause is in... Continue Reading →

New Resource – DailyStrength

As some of you may have seen in my recent newsletter, I ran across this free, online codependency support group and thought I would share with you. I have joined the group and have found some really encouraging and supportive people there. If you are struggling with something, it's a great place to get feedback, insight,... Continue Reading →

My A – Z Codependency Challenge – W

Today’s post is going to be a little different. I am not specifically referencing the “W” words in this post but am trying to relay just one of the bazillion stories of why I felt… Worthless, Weak, Weary From 1990 until mid 2006, I worked for a health insurance company. I loved this company but... Continue Reading →

My A – Z Codependency Challenge – U

Unworthy, Unhealthy, Unattainable, Unhinged I have spent most of my life feeling unworthy; unworthy of love, unworthy of happiness, unworthy of peace... My unhealthy thoughts and behaviors and a total lack of self-respect fueled this unworthiness. And because I was so unhealthy, I unconsciously perpetrated unattainable expectation on myself and others. I wanted to be... Continue Reading →

Hope Will Come

I have been reflecting a lot this week on one of my favorite promises from God, Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." A few years ago I was thrown into... Continue Reading →

A New Journey Ahead

I had an experience this weekend, one that is both comical (to me) and profound. I laugh at my doubt and insecurities but am in awe of God's humor and confirmation. Years ago I told Lucy that I was going to be an inspirational speaker some day, taking my testimony and sharing it with those... Continue Reading →

Where’s the Blessing?

The very first time I gave my testimony of recovery was to my Celebrate Recovery home group sometime in mid 2007. If you have read my story, you know that 2007 was not my best year. There was still so much turmoil going on in my life but I had made huge strides in my recovery... Continue Reading →

Day 3 ~ 3 Day Quote Challenge

I really don't think I need to say anything about this one...it speaks for itself! Today is the last day of my 3 Day Quote Challenge. Thank you again Freedom! I Nominate: 1. GEORGEYWRITES 2. Birdie R. 3. tellingheavysecrets Here are the rules: Post a quote a day that is meaningful to you for 3 days. At... Continue Reading →

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