Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart

Give thanks with a grateful heart Give thanks to the Holy One ♥

This week many of us will gather with grateful hearts around groaning tables to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast with family and friends. I thought I would share four new pages I’ve recently posted on my spiritual autobiography . . . → Read More: Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart

Sadness & Sorrow – The Impact of Heartbreak

By the end of the morning I was in tears. It was a hard morning for most of us as the women at The Lighthouse, a Christian residential treatment program for women recovering from substance abuse, drew images of their past sadness and sorrow. So many losses, so many regrets. I was struck . . . → Read More: Sadness & Sorrow – The Impact of Heartbreak

Fear & The Grain of Truth

The myriad of emotions the women struggle with at The Lighthouse, a residential substance abuse program in Oxnard, often get tangled together as we’ve seen in the recent posts on anger and anxiety. The image at left is Vanessa’s picture of fear as she used to experience it; an overwhelming vortex of feelings . . . → Read More: Fear & The Grain of Truth

Anxiety – A Liver Runs Thru It

Nope. That isn’t a typo. Just a very astute title to a drawing by one of the women at The Lighthouse, a residential treatment program for substance abuse in Oxnard. It was the second of Lisa’s drawings representing the way she currently experiences anxiety like so many of the other women in the . . . → Read More: Anxiety – A Liver Runs Thru It