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Making allies out of enemies?


Serious duress can make you consider making an ally out of enemies.
When my daughter died in January, I went home and began our new normal, grief. DEEP, deep agony is like wearing a lead coat. It is hard to bear the weight of it. It is impossible to see what’s underneath it. And it offers some sense of being hidden. It is hard to eat when you every breath is a labor. So you just don’t shower, it is too much work. Getting dressed, optional. Cleaning? Impossible and uninteresting! Worship? Like air it was/is what I demanded of myself. China-Place-SettingIt is the only response I could think of that matched our need! And as the old pangs of hunger visited to remind me how effective they are to manage pain, they reminded me how free I had become. I ate. I ate what I wanted so I restricted my diet to only yummy things. I ate sitting down, I ate without silverware, I dessert FIRST, I ate meals and snacks with abandon. I didn’t stuff myself I nourished myself because without that, I can’t worship. Without Worship I can’t breathe, or live or love again. What causes you to overcome? What demands do you put on yourself? On your faith? On God? to meet you at your point of pain? He PROMISED to set a table for you in the presence of your enemies!!! I think your pain is the table, your worship is place setting and the King is already in attendance! Ps.23

A need 2b heard, not herd ed.


This week my husband and I tussled long distance via text about a major move that seems eminent and necessary. He rushed ahead in his planning,  talking as if it were all settled. I grew bitter & angry.

Finally, I just blew up. And then I blew it. I told my husband all the reasons I thought this move was unfair. What this move was going to cost me!!!!

It wasn’t the move that had me so upset. I just needed him to hear me. This move is going to cost me. I only wanted him to appreciate, consider the cost to me.

I could have just said that. There is something about being heard!!! 🙂 so the next time you find yourself silently growing angry & resentful. Talk!! Speak up. See if that shifts the
atmosphere of things for you too. There is something about being heard.

Upset dis-ease, feed the right dog


Dis-ease really is the upset of serenity. Peace stolen by chaos, real or imagined. We surrender sanity by focusing on the chaos in our minds.

My dad used to tell a story of two dogs. These dogs were bred for fighting (set aside the pc idea for sake of argument here) Each dog was in top shape. Equal weight. Equal stature. Of the same litter. The stand out difference was one dog won every fight, the other dog won none. What was the difference between them? Which dog won? The answer: the dog that got fed most. 

What we feed wins. What we feed thrives and grows. What we give our attention to grows. It occupies real estate in our brains. It takes up actual space in our brains. So consider which dog you are feeding? Feed the dog you want to win!!

Feed the dog of hope by planning your future no matter what stage of life you are in. Feed peace by choosing let the little things go. Most things are of no weight five years from now, don’t give them brain real estate now. Choose to think on things that are of good report, things that are noteworthy, praise worthy and true. Think on these things, on purpose and change your brain and your life.

Celebrate life in dessert,

Food for thought: women have been fighting over food since the garden


apples2 Women have gotten twisted over food for centuries!

Genesis 3 Eve started this fight over food. Gen. 3:6 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves.

1. The women fought the enemy over food. She lost.
2. Shame resulted from eating. She hid from God.
3. God, GOD put hostility between the woman and her enemy…

R u surprised he still uses FOOD to torture women?

***Up to 30 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder) in the U.S. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness

Secret Family Recipe Chocolate Chip cookies


3/4 c dark brown sugar. Packed.
3/4 c organic sugar
2 sticks (good) butter or1 c Cultured (Best butter)
2 eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 c organic flour
1/2 c to 1 c dark chocolate chips.
Mix chips as you choose.  Dark, milk chocolate,  semi sweet or any combination.

Mix butter & sugar well until light and fluffy.  Add one egg at a time. Mix well. Add baking soda, salt,  vanilla.  Mix well.  Scrape the bowl.  Add flour. Add chips. 
Bake @ 350° for 11 minutes or till edges are brown.

***to make double chocolate cookies trade 1/2 c of flour for 1/2 dark cocoa.