I can’t get everything down fast enough!
God is flooding my brain
with words about all of these things I’ve been praying for
–Day three of fasting and prayer for answers.–
I’m so afraid of forgetting something !
Who made man’s mouth?
Did not I?
Stop worrying. ———-
Richard Rohr is a Augustinian monk who works with men using a spin-off of the 12 steps of AA, in New Mexico. He’s one of my favorite authors. Kinda deep and I don’t get it all, but yeah. One of my favorites.
You see, the false self is always easily
In fact, I’m gonna give you that as a litmus test
As to whether you are living exclusively…. in the false self.
The false self takes
offence every ten minutes… *The Art of Letting Go: Living the Wisdom of St. Francis by Richard Rohr
…strength 💪 that endures the unendurable
and spills over into joy. 🌷🌻🌷🌻🌷🌻🌷
Col. 1:11(ish) MSG
Jesus help us to have that.
We can claim this promise: because of JESUS we are grafted into the this promises God made to Abraham.
The promises of God are “yes” and “amen “
in Christ Jesus. (2 Corinthians)
I take this to the bank.
Giving myself eight more minutes to work on this problem.
Then it’s going to go in my
or my God box
or my later box
or all three.
I am not freaked out
I am adequately stable at the moment ,
not in imminent danger of being suicidal ,
not inordinately vulnerable to outside stressors.
Come to think of it those are all good things
for eight years have given me.
🎁 🌈 🎁 🌈 🎁 🌈 🎁 🌈 🎁
C and I just had such a lovely day you guys!
Instead of drama and mother – daughter power struggle…
We hung out and watched an Emma Thompson movie and ate gummy bears and talked.
Well … she ate gummy bears 😉
My man and Boys and their friend.
Went to throw a frisbee around at the park
instead of Playing video games
I’m telling you
changing things for the better in our family
Since I discovered that
not completely weird
for 21st century folks.
hubby and the kids are laughing and cooking dinner in the kitchen right now,
instead of fighting about chores or zoning out on their phones
my man is a believer now that he has seen the stuff God is doing
The dinner smells incredible
I want Jesus more than I want food.I want Jesus more than I want food.I want Jesus more than I want food….#
Day four of my 2nd 21 day fast
Bring it on Jesus!
I give myself a gift that I don’t deserve
just like I did when I forgave my offenders
by the power of the blood of Jesus
and the word of my testimony.
Overcome evil with good
The reason I ask people for stuff (hot drink, blanket, socks, etc.)
(To the point of becoming needy, exhausting myself. driving them away, and becoming completely ridiculous)
(Drum roll, please)
learn to give
and to receive
love and significance and joy
I was too busy surviving my childhood.
Q said, ” Have you ever thought of just saying hi? “
(The sound you are hearing is of a lightening bolt striking my brain.)
“…Here’s the best part.
“If you’re feeling
particularly burdened by the destruction you’ve brought into your child’s world
“and believe the situation to be hopeless,
“you need to know a powerful truth:
“Your child’s life and outcomes at this point are not dependent on you. What happens from here on out is up to him(her).
“(S)He can actually go on to have a wonderful, adequate, even beautiful life, even if it is in spite of you. “
Is it weird that I feel so encouraged by this?
Probably. But there you are.
Hard part of my journey.
There’s stuff back there when I was in the worst of my addiction and undiagnosed mentally ill life….
That I would give
to make go away.
I release myself. 🙏
Gotta learn to love my enemy—even when it’s me. Peace.
FLOAT like a butterfly 🦋
STING like a bee 🐝
Remember that famous description of Mr. Ali’s fighting style?
Well! Jesus uses a similar kind of image to communicate how Christians must live in their world.