Tag: God

Recovering Out Loud.

I have received a ton of positive and uplifting feedback in reference to the “guest posts/shares” section of this blog.  I really wanted to take a second say thank you, and share my thoughts on why its important to share our stories as people who are living in recovery from drugs and alcohol.  Among all …

Merry Christmas from Discovering Beautiful!

Discovering Beautiful isn’t about outer beauty. It is a bunch of writing shared from my heart to yours. My blog emphasizes the beauty that is nonexistent &  unnoticed when living an empty life addicted and hopeless. Sobriety and Recovery both allow us to embrace life. Because of God’s Grace, we are alive, and are given a second …

My Cancelled Plans.

This photo should say – “Hey Brittany, your plans never work out- because God has better ones.” Guys. I have been going to school for awhile now. Completely cramming and studying addiction and psychology. For the last year of classes, I have been mentally preparing myself for a new beginning. I have been excitedly & …

Christianity and Science.

There haven’t been any supernatural phenomenons curing me of this sleeping monster. Jesus saved my life. Gave me life. Forgave me. Having faith in Jesus has allotted me power and strength to break free from my strongholds and keep away from substances.. to build a new life.. to find a new identity… to have a …

Good Grief.

  The stages of mourning and grief are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life. Mourning occurs in response to an individual’s own terminal illness, the loss of a close relationship, or to the death of a valued being, human or animal. (Psychcentral.com) I used to run and hide from any …

So THIS is Love.

  When I began to believe that God did exist and I actually began to feel and see the evidence of Him in my life, the way that I experienced love immediately changed. Unlike most other aspects of change in recovery from addiction (and underlying issues) this change was almost instant and didn’t require work. No …

Guts.

Justice means much more than the sort of thing that goes on in the court of law. It is the old name for everything that we now call fairness; it includes honesty, give and take, truthfulness, keeping promises and all that side of life. and Fortitude includes both kinds of courage- the kind that faces …

Triggers.

-As the saying goes: ‘you get out what you put in.’ *We walk through a painful past so that we can focus on our present. *By taking risks & forgiving people we shed the weight of some of the heavy baggage that we have been carrying. *We hold ourselves accountable to gain a sense of personal responsibility …

I Made A Fear(Filled) Moral Inventory

                Most of the time, a life that includes an addiction, also includes a lot of hurt. Hurting and destroying ourselves, and hurting other people, and buried, ancient hurt we carry. The guilt and shame that I covered up for so long got to be overwhelming. I cannot express …

Prevention Education is Useless?

  The other day during a conversation, a friend of mine made a comment that got my wheels spinning. The comment was in regard to her personal theory, relating to why our public education systems were not effective enough, or as they originally sought out to be–specifically when it came to Sex Education and Drug Prevention. …

A glimpse of —her.

This is a picture of my mother and I. This short visit happened on April 13, 2013. It has taken a lot of learning to trust in God’s word and personal growth on my part to be able to say that I am truly grateful for her, and genuinely happy that she has thought about …

Churches & People.

I did not grow up in church. I was more of an occasional visitor with friends on the weekends. Although, there was a period spanning over about a year that my mom obsessed, revolving her entire (and I mean entire) existence around Catholicism, forcing my brother and I to go to what I think are called …

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