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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Today, I wish to add another group of blogs for the rest of the month of September. Pick your favorite.
9/13/16 Peg Phifer - Why write a series? https://whispersinpurple.blogspot.com
9/15 Jo Huddleston - a new author interview
9/16 Rose Allen McCauley - interviews a secondary character in Worth Forgiving
9/20 Toni Shiloh - an insightful author interview
9/23 Elaine Stock - posts my story of God's deliverance from food addiction
9/29 Patti Shene over 50 blog
http://www.pattishene.com/theover50writer This is an inspirational article. You're never too old.
Then on into October,
10/25 Leeann Bates posts my tips on storyboarding
10/27 Donna Schlacter - promoting my new release, Worth Forgiving
Check them all out. Some have giveaways. All have great information on the topic and about my new release. Which is your favorite?
Thursday, August 4, 2016
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Saturday, August 29, 2015
As we begin to see how unique and special we are--embraced and accepted by God Himself--our strides toward recovery should grow faster and longer.
Note on Life Recovery Bible, page 665
Are you serene?
Lack of serenity creates a fertile field for anger, resentment, envy, fear, and self-centeredness. Any of these can drive a compulsive overeater into a binge.
Despite others actions, forgiveness is our choice.
Decide to forgive. The feelings will follow.
A few years ago, my husband and I had a local man do us wrong in business. The hardest part was we considered the man a friend , not just a business associate. It hurt. I asked God to help me forgive. I turned it over to God, and made a decision to let it go.
However, living in the same town, I ran into the man from time to time. I couldn't speak to him. Those angry feelings immobilized me and choked off my air. I would turn aside without comment, only to fall on my knees and plead with God to rid me of this turmoil.
One day, I walked into a graduation party for the son of a mutual friend. The ex-business partner was there.
I waited for the feelings to choke me, but nothing happened.
I walked toward the man who had wronged us.
He hugged me. "It's so good to see you," he said.
"It's good to see you, too." God's miracle was complete. The anger had left. I was glad to acknowledge him again as a friend.
Now, that didn't absolve the man from doing us wrong, but it put it between him and God, where it belongs. My conscience was clear. I had forgiven.
To be free of compulsion, we must have serenity.
To have serenity, we must forgive.
To forgive, we must rely on God's doing the work through us.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Finding the root cause of our compulsion or addiction means discovering when and where it started. A baby isn't born that way. I wracked my mind trying to determine what gave me love-hunger.
To receive my total emotional healing from God, I began with that trigger time. Before I could heal, I had to forgive. By this time, my mother was gone. I didn't know how to express my forgiveness. One time, while I was taking a course on the book of John in the Bible, God spoke to me to write her a letter.
I did, writing to my mother and telling her how she hurt me with her comments, with her lack of acceptance of who I really was, then I told her that I knew she did the best she could do. I remembered her telling me about her mean-spirited grandmother. Compassion welled in my heart for the little girl who was sickly and unable to work in the cotton fields with her brothers and sister, for the taunting and harsh words that befell her though she was unable to change her health. The more I wrote the freer I became.
|When I was bound in addiction, I could've never imagined that God would have me writing at this desk as He dictated. Praise God for His miraculous healing.|
I'm not saying that you need to write a letter of forgiveness, but maybe you do. What I'm saying, is if you're bound with a food addiction, ask God to show you the root cause. Then, ask Him to heal that love hunger.
(See the way God does things and fall into line. Don't fight the facts of nature.) Who can straighten what he has made crooked?
Ecclesiates 7:13 The Life Recovery Bible
Not everything is fair in life, but God is control.
And, God heals. My life is a testimony to that.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Perhaps, you do, too.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
What did Jesus tell us about forgiveness?
"Then, Peter came to him and asked, 'Sir, how often should I forgive a brother who sins against me? Seven times?
'No!' Jesus replied, 'seventy times seven!'"
Like with any sin, we must first confess. God will never force himself on you. You must expose the hurt for Him to take it away.
Landmines in the Path of the Believer by Charles Stanley
Sometimes, forgiveness doesn't come immediately. I remember one time with a "friend" that took advantage of us in a business venture causing us embarrassment, frustration, and a lot of money. I prayed and prayed for God to heal the pain, but every time I saw the man, anger reared its ugly head again and sent me back to my knees. After two years, I entered a party not expecting him to be there, but he was. I smiled and went into his open arms, all unforgivenss gone, never to return. Praise God.
One extra note: Forgiveness isn't easy and only comes through God.