Browsing Category : identity

All is All, All Means


Last night, I did something I vowed to myself I’d never do again: meet with a group of women outside a Celebrate Recovery environment. • Why did I make such a *vow* to myself? • Because for so long, it’s been difficult for me to trust myself with other women – particularly outside of the safer environment that CR provides.…

The Power of “I Am”


For so long, I identified with my hurts, habits, and hang-ups. • I’m codependent. I’m anxious. I’m depressed. I’m afraid. I’m abused. I’m an adult child of a narcissist. • I’m…I’m…I’m. • It’s a contraction for the simple words, “I am.” And how misused I’ve been using these words for so long. • God tells us in His word His…

It’s Time to Be Better


I can’t begin to count how many times it’s been that I’ve written the words, “It’s been such a long time.” Once again, here I am saying the same words. However, unlike the past, I don’t feel shamed by them. I haven’t blogged like the beast I used to when I first started this writing journey back in late 2010.…

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Recovery of America


Politics. That’s the new word to examine everything by in our culture today. The more I read any media sources, the more I discover how much we’re all being lured into the same temptation to identify ourselves by our politics. Identifying ourselves with anything outside of God renders us continually empty. The word politics is a “science of government” and objectifies…

Jesus is Our Son’s Eternity


Tonight was one of those off nights where I get home at six o’clock in the evening only to throw a pre-made dinner in the oven to cook…for an hour. Whenever I have these nights, it feels like the whole day is just out of sorts as we dive into our dinner at seven o’clock, and we’re used to eating…

Feelings Are Meant To Be Felt


Last night, I posted this to my Facebook Page: And herein lies a major problem in our culture – one that is exposing narcissism left and right: People aren’t allowed [with many] to feel, or be even for a moment, sad, disappointed or angry. I just watched a video of Cam Newton in an interview session right after the game.…

The Panthers & Cam Expose Narcissism


Growing up, I wasn’t a huge sports fan. There were some teams I’d sometimes follow, but not consistently. Yet, I’ve always enjoyed movies such as Facing the Giants, The Blind Side, Rudy and many others because of the struggle-victory message they send. A message that encourages humanity to step up to the plate of life and just play. Today, my…

Why Halloween is a Blessing For Me


Hey everyone. I’m Marni, a grateful believer in Jesus – and I’m in recovery for struggles with codependency, dependency and anxiety. Yesterday, Halloween, was a blessing. Trick or Treating happened, but how it started off was with sitting down with a sponsee of mine to chat over breakfast with to celebrate her accomplishments in her recovery journey. It was a…