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Savoring My Darkest Day — A Silver Garden

John 1:5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. Some memories are so distinct. The clarity is so crisp and real that you can relive every moment, feeling, smell, and sight. Your senses come … Continue reading

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The Impossible Made Possible

Yesterday was a good day, but it was also bittersweet.  We celebrated the life of a man I had only known for about 3 years.  But, in those 3 years, he was a huge part of mine and my husband’s … Continue reading

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Speed Bumps Along the 12 Steps

Caution: The road to recovery, any recovery, is not a fast lane.  There are no quick fixes or fast cures to healing hurts, repairing broken pieces or restoring hope and joy.  I have discovered that there are frequent forks in … Continue reading

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12 Steps to a Marriage Recovery Update

It seems that there is a 12 step recovery or support program for just about anything these days.  I searched online, my trusty “google” search bar and found much more than I bargained for.  12 steps aren’t just for friends … Continue reading

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Marriage Prescription: “Date Night Questions”

Thanks be to God, our journey continues towards our relationship recovery. I already discussed last week’s session in my previous blog, but I forgot to mention that we had a new homework assignment to look forward to for this week. … Continue reading

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4th & 5th Steps of My Marriage Step Study

Openly examine and confess my faults to myself, to God, and to someone I trust. (Steps  4 and 5) “Happy are the pure in heart.” I am afraid to look at how long since my last entry, but I will … Continue reading

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A Third Step’s Perception

Step three – Consciously choose to commit my marriage, my life and will to His care and control. “happy are the meek” Matthew 5:5 or, “blessed are the meek” Matthew 5:5 Different versions of the same scripture, kind of the … Continue reading

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Marriage Step Study Steps 1&2

In my quest to apply the 12 step program to my marriage, I have reviewed them and decided that I think the first two steps need to be addressed together. *Step one – I am not God and I am … Continue reading

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A Marriage Step Study – Marriage Recovery Plan (Step 1)

I had an epiphany recently – I realized that I don’t have all the answers. Although my life has transformed over the past couple of years in ways and directions that nobody could have foreseen or predicted I feel the … Continue reading

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How I Date a Stranger

Just like the television show of my childhood, I have to agree that dating is a game.  Any time you are in a position to ask someone ‘out’, or if someone asks you it involves a certain roll of the … Continue reading

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