Dear Family and Friends,
I want to introduce you to this Blog by sharing the following experience:
My head was swimming with thoughts generated during the Recovery support group meeting I had just attended. I pulled into the garage, walked into the house and set my key, scriptures, journal, pen and Guide to Addiction Recovery and Healing on the kitchen counter. What to do next? I dialed my daughters cell number just to check in on a summer afternoon. I could tell by the noise behind the, “Hi Mom, what’s up?” that she and the kids were out and about having a bit of fun in the sun. We visited for a minute and I tried to hear the news of her day over lots of background commotion when suddenly she yelled out, “T.J., don’t drink out of your shoe!”
Now I wasn’t in church or a recovery meeting, but in that very moment God spoke to me about my recovery through a two and a half year old little boy. My grandson, T.J. had apparently gotten a little thirsty at the water park and thought he had no other alternative than to fill his shoe with water and take care of his problem right then and there.
What the Lord said to me was, “Whatever you do next Nannette, don’t drink out of your shoe!” Living in recovery, living clean and sober from my drug of choice (excess food) is about trusting that God will feed my soul and quench my thirst. I don’t have to grab the most accessible, quick acting, “unclean” thing at hand to take care of my immediate need. I don’t have to drink out of my shoe.
Now this message came to me when I was seemingly out of school for the day. My experience is that when I listen and watch, the Lord, through the Holy Spirit, teaches me about the 12 life-changing gospel centered principles that bring recovery to the addict and blessings to all, all day long, and in the most ordinary situations. In appreciation of the uncommon bits of wisdom received during common days, I often record them in my journal.
In keeping with the Lord’s charge to refrain from hiding our witness “under a bushel” (or in my case, in multiple journals, in boxes, in a closet upstairs), I have decided to do some sharing. I am inviting you to visit the Blog site I have dedicated to posting the every day insights that come every day if my eyes and ears open and my pen is in hand.
Please feel free to share this site with anyone you think might benefit.
Written by Nannette W. Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2008
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