I Gave In… and Weighed In (Sugar Sober Series)

Even as I wait for the digital numbers to appear, I question my motives. I said I had no intention of getting on the scale during these 31 Days. But here I am on Day 29, wondering if my pants are lying to me or if they might really be looser…

Food on the Floor: And other Ways of Escape (Sugar Sober Series)

Tonight, it was my husband who saved me from myself. I wanted another large tea (unsweet, of course) on my way home. And if I’m going through a drive-through. I might as well pick up a cheeseburger, too. I was starting to get hungry. And it had been a hard…

What Does God Sound Like? (Sugar Sober Series)

I have become pretty comfortable using language that I “heard from God” or “The Spirit said to me…” But they are not words I take lightly. I know many people struggle with discerning when The Spirit is speaking to them. Some wonder if it’s even possible. And if God is…

The Shepherd Leads & I Will Let Him (Sugar Sober Series)

  When Derek Jeter retired from baseball earlier this year, he had stepped into a Major League batters box 12,602 times. More than a third of the time, he got on base. He had great game awareness, ball placement, situational understanding, and pure talent. Unarguably one of baseball’s greats. A…

For When the Lions Circle (Sugar Sober Series AND Word of The Week)

(…continued from Day 25. If you haven’t read it yet, please start there.) Fighting lions is serious business. They stalk. They are stealthy. They are patient, watching for a moment of weakness in their prey. Once you actually spot them, it’s already too late. The apostle Peter reminds us the only…