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I am excited to have you join me for week #2 in the series on perseverance, which continues for the next seven weeks with three of my incredible friends. If you missed my friend Mary Geisen’s post last week on Perseverance Through Fear, you can check it out by clicking here.

As of now, I plan to share a “Lessons from the Lake” Video  that goes with the topic as well.

Please check out today’s video, it is my introduction to the series, and not part of the text below.

I am sorry.  This week, I was not able to record a video to go  with what my friend Holly Barrett wrote about today. (I am totally blaming jury duty, nasty windy, rainy weather which prohibited recording outside last week, and preparations for a women’s retreat I am speaking out this coming weekend).

Together we will share insight, challenges, and our faith through our journeys of perseverance. Please join myself, Mary GeisenHolly Barrett, and Patricia Krank as we learn from each other and share encouragement with our own stories of perseverance.

To Persevere in Recovery   …..  By Holly Barrett

I saw a meme online the other day that basically said a beautiful smile hides an injured soul so that no one can really tell how broken you are. I’m not sure if that’s a sadder commentary on our need to hide…or on others’ need not to know. Either way it reminded me of some days within my own recovery journey – days that were long and hard and often felt like they would swallow me whole. So I put on a smile so that no one would ever know.

My story of stronghold is the same as yours. Oh, not literally the same. There are many things that people turn to – alcohol, drugs, gambling, shopping, sex, eating, not eating – to try to control the noise inside their own heads. So in that way, all our strongholds are the same. They are the thing we turn to in order to relieve the stress of life just before those stresses overwhelm us. Short-lived release comes until the cycle starts all over again.

As the days of my own recovery began, I remember thinking this should be easy. Right? …..

To finish reading my friend Holly Barrett’s Post, click on the picture below.  Holly continues by sharing 3 things she relied on as she made here journey through recovery.  Oh, and while you are there, feel free to linkup a post on her Testimony Tuesday party.


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