In a nutshell: The food & the booze are meant to give glory to God but can become an addiction when used as a means to an end. How's that for a happy 4th of July blog post? :-) This morning I went to confession face-to-face. "My mom died two months ago," I began. "My dad is dying and my son leaves for the Marines in two weeks. … [Read more...]
God, I need You.
I hit bottom on Holy Thursday and yet, today, I’m feeling joyful. Do you need me to go into all my obsessive-addictive failures? Probably not, because I’m sure you all have your own transgressions, unless—unless—you’re one of those perfectly penitential people I so admire. I am not perfectly penitential. In fact, I pretty much stink at … [Read more...]
On how I’ve been Massively Successful in all my Endeavors
It's simple, really. For the past month, give or take a day here and there, I have focused on success in the following areas: 1. Overeating; 2. Overspending; 3. Under-exercising; 4. Under-cleaning; and 5. Dealing with a mental health issue that's not my own. And THAT'S why I haven't been blogging at all, because I'm pretty sure you've … [Read more...]
You’ve got depression?!
"Hope is like a golden cord connecting you to heaven. The more you cling to this cord, the more I bear the weight of your burdens; thus you are lightened. Heaviness is not of My kingdom. Cling to hope, and My rays of Light will reach you through the darkness." (From Jesus Calling by Sarah Young) See that woman in those photos above? Yes, … [Read more...]