|May 31, 2016||Keep It Simple|
|May 30, 2016||The 23rd Psalm|
|May 29, 2016||It's Not Just a Game|
|May 28, 2016||Bridged|
|May 27, 2016||Shining City on a Hill*|
|May 26, 2016||Funny to the End|
|May 25, 2016||Political Discernment|
|May 24, 2016||The Friendly Floatees|
|May 23, 2016||Light Bulb|
|May 22, 2016||Just Dandy|
|May 21, 2016||Getting It|
|May 20, 2016||Follow First|
|May 19, 2016||Mooned|
|May 18, 2016||Dancing|
|May 17, 2016||All Hammer and No Nail|
|May 16, 2016||Prayer is Access to God|
|May 15, 2016||Hey Baby|
|May 14, 2016||Miraculous|
|May 13, 2016||Love Is|
|May 12, 2016||Your Quest|
|May 11, 2016||Words|
|May 10, 2016||Cool My Tongue|
|May 9, 2016||How to Meditate|
|May 8, 2016||The Professor Descended|
|May 7, 2016||Eel Tales|
|May 6, 2016||Fish Fear|
|May 5, 2016||Can't Swim?|
|May 4, 2016||A Regular Joe|
|May 3, 2016||My Ship's Coming|
|May 2, 2016||Since World War 1|
|May 2, 2016||Meditation Benes|
|May 1, 2016||Inner Peace|
Title: Keep It Simple
Date: May 31, 2016
Tommy spent decades drinking. Fights with his second wife often ended in the county lock-up. The end finally came after Tommy felt an increasing sense of doom that became desperation. Booze wasn’t giving him what he needed any more. On the brink of destroying his second marriage, he visited his teenage daughter who said, “Bleep you! Get out of my life!” On the drive home, he bought a half-pint and drank it. At a toll booth, he looked over and saw a family sedan with a family in it, laughing and talking, and Tommy thought, “That’s what I want.” He was out of options. The next stop was death. In a moment of clarity, he entered detox, and then spent three months in a rehab center, and went to AA.
God’s always been part of Tommy’s life –- even when drunk. In prayer one day, God asked Tommy, “What’re you willing to give up to get better?” Tommy said, “Everything except You.” Tommy let go -- simple as that -- he let go. He’d walked around for decades with a monster on his neck, that he tried to get off and couldn’t. Instead, he just let go of trying to let go, and let God.
Now that he’s out of rehab and going to AA meetings, he understands even better what “letting go” is all about -- by remembering that there’s something bigger than himself (his Higher Power) to whom he surrenders his will.
Let’s Pray: Dear God, I give up. I let go. Get me to a meeting. Amen.
Today’s Thought Is: My worst day sober is better than my best day drunk.