July 26 Self-Discovery

Why did I hide my light under a bush for so long? Did I feel I wasn’t worthy of my good? Or perhaps I was just afraid of bringing out that goodness and sharing it with the world. Then I remembered…..as a child, we would be having a really good time playing...

July 25 Owning My Part VIII

If I could be honest with myself, I’d admit that when I met this person, I was really in a needy place and was not capable at the time of loving myself. Trying to manipulate the person to love me the way I wanted to be loved when I didn’t even know what...

July 24 Owning My Part VII

There are times when I’m in emotional pain and I cannot admit to myself that I was wrong. If I could do that, it would end the crisis immediately. Wanting to stand in my truth can mean brutal self-honesty after an internal inventory that shows there is nothing...

July 23 Owning My Part VI

Self-centeredness is a defect of character I have to constantly ask God to remove. It has been the source of most of my problems, most of my pain. Decisions based on self have led me to put expectations on others that they could not possibly fulfill. When they did not...

July 22 Owning My Part V

I became really good at believing the lie when I didn’t like what reality was offering up. The most common reaction to this was being angry that I went against myself once again. Today, as a person in recovery, I really have to practice being true to myself. I...