John 16:21-22When a woman gives birth, she has a hard time, there’s no getting around it. But when the baby is born, there is joy in the birth. This new life in the world wipes out the memory of the pain. The sadness you have right now is similar to that pain, but the coming joy is also similar.”

There is no pain we have that Jesus cannot heal. Starting out in recovery in 1987 was difficult for me. I had burned every relationship and every support network in my life by putting my addictions and compulsions before everything else. I felt the pain of the consequences of my bad thoughts, actions, and behaviors. I knew what it was like to be all alone.

Somewhere deep within my soul, I knew I needed help outside of myself. Not Human help but God’s help and I found the courage to honestly face the truth about my life and I must admit facing the reality of who I was and what I had done led me to relapse. But in the midst of my relapse, God spoke to me and because I responded to His calling I am here today living a life I never dreamed of or expected. I could not do this on my own! I needed Jesus Christ. My One True Higher Power. Because of Him I no longer the pain of my previous life and for that I am Thankful

It has been a while since I posted on this blog. But tonight God prompted me to log on. Going forward I want to share my experience, strength, and hope here to encourage others who are not as far down the ‘Recovery Road’ as I am and to share the love that God has shared with me since my journey began.