“Keep coming back”

Over the years, I have heard from several people who attend recovery groups that a common refrain at their meetings is “keep coming back.” It’s often said after a newcomer shares a bit of their story and even more often, after anyone at all expresses their exasperation, frustration or despair about their ability to successfullyContinue reading ““Keep coming back””

Unpacking FORGIVE

https://anchor.fm/canihaveawordwithyou/episodes/Unpacking-FORGIVE-e24cr1p https://open.spotify.com/episode/3fwHl3bTBqOUR5goQczZqr?si=3AiiLJ_5Tb68Y6kjZ6ejmQ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/can-i-have-a-word-with-you/id1628668707?i=1000614942792 What does it mean? What does it take? Who is forgiving who? Is it a one-and-done deal? Who is hurt if it doesn’t happen? Who is helped if it does? Why is it so hard? In this episode, Bruce and Heather discuss the messiness of FORGIVE along with the ways we canContinue reading “Unpacking FORGIVE”

Going back to Cali

Before we get going, if it’s been a minute since you read my previous blog on resentments, kindly go back and prepare yourself for the “rest of the story” to come. Ready? OK. They found it. The remnant. The teensy tiny bit of ovary left in my adorable cat, Cali , when she was spayed.Continue reading “Going back to Cali”


November 2, 2022 When I woke up this morning, the day I was to fly home from a week of vacation in Las Vegas with family, my first thought was that I was ready. Ready to get back to a regular schedule and regular life. My second thought was a reminder to myself, having experiencedContinue reading “Berkeley”

Secondhand resentment

I almost always write a new blog on a Tuesday or Thursday morning. That’s when I have time to sit, reflect, read, and listen for God’s promptings. Today is Saturday and it is 4:17PM. So who knows how this is going to turn out. But I have something on my mind that I am guessingContinue reading “Secondhand resentment”

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