"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Thursday, September 09, 2010


I so needed to read these timely words today from todays's devotional. I have been really struggling this week. I hope you are blessed and encouraged by these words:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.—R. L. Evans

Feelings of discouragement are to be expected as part of life. We will have our times of greater energy and hope and our times of feeling depleted and lost. As we mature we learn to see many peaks and valleys across the landscape.

Giving ourselves over to feelings of discouragement is self-indulgent and saps our strength. We cannot see into the future. The dailiness of our lives isn't always dramatic and doesn't usually offer great changes. But we are part of an unfolding process. Looking back over just a week or a month, we can recall troubled times that now seem insignificant. We see other' people and their progress, and we know they too grew just one day at a time and couldn't see what the future would bring them. So we continue - knowing that our process is hopeful - even though we cannot foresee the details of our future.

I have the strength to live through the peaks and valleys and to stay faithful to my recovery.

Hazelden Foundation


  1. glad it was there when you needed it....easy to do...but we have the one who overcomes, right...

  2. JBR thanks for sharing such a encouraging post. I to needed to read and now apply to my own daily life. Your doing great. Your going to be an overcomer. God has something big in store for your life. Be patient. God Bless.

  3. Sweetie beautiful post and timely for me. Keep pressing on the mark. You'll day soon will arive with your breakthrough.

  4. JBR,Great message,I am glad that I read it.Thank you for sharing.

  5. I love going from one blog to another to read each person's journey in life. I have a good deal of stress in my life that simply can't be helped. Some days are great, some or horrific and most are copestetic (sp). I have learned to appreciate the days without great excitement more than those filled with over the top joy. I find copestetic keeps my feet on the ground, my heart safe and my eyes on God. It's not a perfect dance yet, but HE is helping me to restore calm & to keep my footing. Hugs. Tammy

  6. Ive been so depressed lately i didn't know what to do. I fear. This is good what you sadi here. Thankyou.

  7. Never give up is the key. Some times we are holding on for dear life.

  8. As we all go through this narrow path, disappointments seem to abound. But to know that they help us persevere, at one point, will help us to keep striving knowing that in the end, we will reap an unimaginable yet, true promise! Blessings to you JBR! May His strength be yours.

  9. JBR...... Your blog has been a real blessing too me. You post somethings like that Baggage vid , and it seems sometimes God is telling you too post these things for me. I know it sounds weird and maybe alittle creepy but I look forward to reading your insights daily. Thx...

  10. Oscar ReevesSeptember 09, 2010

    Feel better. Oscar

  11. thank you~thank you~thank you
    for that today:)
    Deeeeeeep breath; much better.

  12. "I have strength for all things in him that gives me power", Philippians 4: 13. No strength in me; all power in Him!

  13. Thanks again for a much needed word....God bless

  14. Great words you shared JBR ~ Your in my thoughts and prayers dear.
    Hugs, Ella

  15. sometimes it's so hard not to feel discouraged. And sometimes that discouragement pops up like a familiar shirt...and not from anything that is happening or not happening. I am so grateful for Him...holding me in those times...and helping me push past the feelings. Take gentle care JBR.

  16. discouragement... satan loves it, and loves to use it against us... it's surely one of the most used tools in his toolbox.

    Keep standing firm JBR... look at how far He's brought you! :)


  17. oh goodness, i love that!!! :) there are times i really need this reminder. i'm glad you found it this week and that it was of comfort to you. i'm so sorry to hear you've been struggling~

  18. I love that quote by RL Evans...