• Alcoholism,  depression,  Fear

    Depression in Recovery

    August 31, 2022     Good morning, dear God. I hope that you can heal the depression I get in the afternoons. Yes, the depression is rearing its ugly head again. I can’t stand it, and it hurts my heart. People who don’t get mental illness are so lucky. Depression feels like a dark cloud lingering over my head. I don’t want to be around people, so I retire to my bedroom, where I can sleep the pain away. It puzzles me that I have to go through this again. Please help me to help myself. Maybe Gary and I can watch a movie this afternoon to keep me from…

  • return
    Faith,  God,  Grace

    Return of Christ

    August 30, 2022   Dear God, good morning. Today’s reading is about, What the Bible has to say about, The Return of Christ. The Bible speaks about Revelations when you come again. This is the end of the world and a beginning of a new world. Peter writes: “The skies will disappear with a loud noise. Everything in them will be destroyed by fire, and the skies will burn up the earth and everything in it. In that way, the skies will destroy everything. You should live holy lives and serve God, as you wait for and look forward to the coming days of God.” 2 Peter 3:3-4,8-13 I learned from…

  • Holy Spirit
    Faith,  God,  Grace,  spiritual,  spirituality

    Holy Spirit Is Within Us

    August 29, 2022 Dear God,  Do I need to get baptized again to receive the “Holy Spirit?” It says it in the Scripture. I’ve been baptized as a baby but not as an adult. Do I need to get baptized in my adulthood? According to my experience, I felt the presence of you, God. It was when I was weeping for help last year, and I felt a warm feeling around my body. Then the crying stopped. And I believe that you held me that morning. I knew I felt a sense of peace wash over me that morning. The book God’s Promises for every day writes, “You should know…

  • recovery
    Faith,  Grace

    Recovery and Grace

    August 25, 2022 but something is holding him back. Trusting you is scary for Gary. It appears that Gary is going through the motions of cominDear God, good morning. Poor Gary wrote a love letter to you, Jesus, and it ended up being very emotional for me to hear. God, please help Gary through his journey; he wants to believe in you,g closer to you, Lord Jesus. Gary uses the waterfall analogy for Gary to hang on the cliff with dear life, and he does not know how to let go of the cliff. Meanwhile, everyone is saying to Gary, “Just let go” Please, Jesus’ help Gary with his faith.…

  • faith
    Faith,  prayer

    Faith in Everyday Life

    August 24, 2022 Dear God, good morning. Today is about faith. In Today’s reading from God’s Promises for every day, writes, “What to when you feel discouraged?” Sometimes I do feel a little bit discouragement. My husband and I can’t live together until we buy a two-family house. The rent for an apartment is three thousand dollars a month near Boston. Because we can’t afford rent, purchasing a two-family home is the only way out of the rental madness. But I believe you, Jesus, will help us find a house close to the trains. The book also says, “But the purity of your faith will bring praise and glory and…

  • God
    Faith,  open mindfulness,  recovery

    God and the Last Step to Faith

    August 24, 2022 Dear God I am frustrated with getting close to You and letting You in. God. I am so close to surrendering to You, to completely letting You in. Being my friend, my confidant, my support, loving me like no human can. I want You in my life, God. To hold me during those oh-so-dark times that I go through too many times. I am so close to God. You are so there for me. It’s not even a whole step I have to make, a half a step or even less. I keep reaching out to You, but it seems I keep missing You. I need You…

  • Fellowship
    Alcoholism,  Fellowship,  Friends,  Hope

    Fellowship with the Newcomer

    August 23, 2022 Dear God, Good morning;  I got my medicine yesterday. It helps me with my bipolar episodes. Today I got on Tina’s hour on the 319 meeting. It was about helping the newcomer coming into the fellowship. Trust God, clean house and help others is our code. I’ve been a sponsor for many women since being in the fellowship. Fellowshipping is wonderful. Some women need help, and I give them my number. I can be a good listener for the newbie. Women in the fellowship deal with many issues, such as domestic violence, sexual abuse by a family member, homelessness (PTSD) and trauma, and depression. My heart goes…

  • surrender
    open mindfulness,  patience,  prayer,  Uncategorized

    Surrender Your Will

    August 22, 2022 Dear God, good morning. Today’s reading of the Life Recovery Pray Devotional book discusses “Making God Laugh.” It writes, “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” I have always been a control freak to protect myself from people. My plans I turn over to you, Jesus. I turn my addiction to alcohol over to you, sweet Jesus. I have not done a very good job making plans in my life. The same book writes, “Commit your actions to the Lord, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3 We have a saying in our fellowship, “I can’t, He can, I will let him.” Turning my…

  • spiritual
    God,  prayer,  self-will,  spiritual,  spirituality

    Spiritual Awakening in Progress

    August 21, 2022   Dear God, good morning. Thank you for Jeanne. She’s a love bug and looks a little like Joan Jet. Yesterday, Jeanne was worried and felt something terrible, and she texted me, “Answer your phone.” Jeanne is so funny. Then she called me. We spoke for forty-five minutes. I love spending time with Jeanne. Her humor is laughable; she speaks her mind and doesn’t hold back. She’s adorable and lovable too. Thank you for Jeanne. She lives a beautiful spiritual life. Today’s reading from God’s Promises is about coming closer to God daily. It writes, “Then Jesus said, “I’ am the bread that gives life. Whoever comes…

  • faith
    Faith,  spiritual

    Faith in Surrendering

    August 20, 2022 Dear God, good morning I just read AA thought for the day. It writes, “When many hundreds of people can say that the consciousness of the presence of God is today the most important fact of their lives, they present a powerful reason why one should have faith.” I never had faith until last year, when I felt God’s presence. I was desperate for help. I was sohba and feeling depressed again, which I hate. I was spiritually sick with a soul sickness so bad that I would not pray to you, Jesus. I’m tired this morning. I called my doctor yesterday for a refill of my medicine.…

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