Thursday, April 26, 2007

Fully Clothed Thursday

I have not one idea for a photo for today. Maybe it is because I am trying to wrap everything up at work so that I can take 6 days of vacation. Maybe it is because I am packing and trying to get ready for a trip (woo hoo! can't wait!). I suspect it is more likely due to the fact that I am trying to get out of here to get to church by 5:00 a.m., as I do every Thursday. There is a limit to how creative one can be in such a short time. So, I humbly apologize for having no picture today.

My daughter has 30 days today. Is there no limit to God's love? (that is a rhetorical question, I do know the answer.) She asked me to come to her NA meeting at noon, which I may or may not be able to do.

Life seems shining and bright this morning. I thank God for the fact that I admitted defeat, surrendered to God, and kept putting one foot in front of the other, doing the things asked of me - cleaning house and trusting God - and haven't had to take a drink since then. Thank you God.

"When we drew near to Him He disclosed Himself to us!" -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 57


dAAve said...

I am not sure how I will make it through the day without MC's HNT pic, but alas, time will tell.

What a treat if you are able to go to that noon meeting as your show of support. Que sera sera.

Scott W said...

God rocks!

Syd said...

Sounds like you are creative with so much beside HNT. Glad for you and your daughter. Life is good isn't it, if we remember to look for the goodness.

Sober Chick said...

Could you post a packed suitcase?

Wow 30 days, how magical she must feel. How alive you must feel. That is hope!

lushgurl said...

LOL Sober Chick, good idea!
What a wonderful program that has welcomed your daughter- way to go her!!
Pic or no pic, love ya anyways.


I hope you enjoy your trip and I love you. Thank you for being such a good friend.

Mary Christine said...

IF the suit case was packed, perhaps I could. I am so disorganized!!!

Meg Moran said...

Bon Voyage mon ami

Micky said...


Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God [John 3: 3].

About 3 years ago I dropped into a black hole – four months of absolute terror. I wanted to end my life, but somehow [Holy Spirit], I reached out to a friend who took me to hospital. I had three visits [hospital] in four months – I actually thought I was in hell. I imagine I was going through some sort of metamorphosis [mental, physical & spiritual]. I had been seeing a therapist [1994] on a regular basis, up until this point in time. I actually thought I would be locked away – but the hospital staffs were very supportive [I had no control over my process]. I was released from hospital 16th September 1994, but my fear, pain & shame had only subsided a little. I remember this particular morning waking up [home] & my process would start up again [fear, pain, & shame]. No one could help me, not even my therapist [I was terrified]. I asked Jesus Christ to have mercy on me & forgive me my sins. Slowly, all my fear has dissipated & I believe Jesus delivered me from my “psychological prison.” I am a practicing Catholic & the Holy Spirit is my friend & strength; every day since then has been a joy & blessing. I deserve to go to hell for the life I have led, but Jesus through His sacrifice on the cross, delivered me from my inequities. John 3: 8, John 15: 26, are verses I can relate to, organically. He’s a real person who is with me all the time. I have so much joy & peace in my life, today, after a childhood spent in orphanages [England & Australia]. God LOVES me so much. Fear, pain, & shame, are no longer my constant companions. I just wanted to share my experience with you [Luke 8: 16 – 17].

Peace Be With You