Recently, when people ask: “How are U, Jim“? I’ve found myself saying:

Better than I ever expected to be

I pray I never lose the amazement of it

But – I had to go through a deep dark pit to get here. I now call that place my “Gift of Desperation”. I now see that God took me there, and then He “rescued” me, BECAUSE HE Wanted me to have the life I have today.

I had asked Him to teach me to trust Him more. I recently found that prayer in one of my journals from about 8 years ago. Little did I know what lay ahead.

He knew what He was doing. NOW, I understand. But not at the time.



#19/21 day challenge

2 thoughts on “From THERE to HERE

  1. jimdcat Post author

    Thx, Rich! I enjoyed our time as well. The FREEDOM to say “NO” has been a HUGE Recovery Gift for me. And U’re right – it allows my “Yes”s to be more honest.

  2. Rich Caramella

    Great talking to you yesterday at New Life Church at the Celebrate Recovery tent. I enjoy reading and always talking. I come away refreshed. One take away. It was about your saying learning to say no. It came to me tnen what I mentioned. That gives me the freedom to ask you becuse I know you will be honest. Then I can count on your yes. Blessings. Rich

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