I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism, fat acceptance and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews. My mission is to spread the message that hope is always real for a better life, despite living in a world that is often very harsh.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Psalm 31

I am wasting away from the sickness of shame
And I face fear on all sides,
But there is One in whom I will always trust-
Godde will not let me stay in shame!
With Godde, there is nothing to fear!
I shall not put my hope in myself,
For I alone cannot be trusted.
But I put my trust in my relationship with The Holy One
For She is always there at my side.
She is The Dependable One
Who will gladly give me Her strength.
With Godde as my partner
I need feel no shame, no weakness, no danger-
Only joy and peace and goodness forever.
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Yesterday I went to a meeting with a friend and it was a cool experience, because it was held in a part of town that I used to live in when I was first starting my recovery from an eating disorder. After the meeting, we went out to eat at a little Italian restaurant. I couldn't believe that I used to live down the street from a restaurant with such good food and I never went there! At that point of time, I still obsessed about my food quite a bit and going to restaurants was still very scary. As I ate last night, each bite of food was me counting my blessings. It was very healing to go back to an area of town where I used to be in such pain and now be in a place of healing. Most restaurants that I go to have awful lighting, but this place was nice and bright, so I took a picture of my "House Calzone" - a calzone with tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and cheese, of course. Yummy!

1 comment:

  1. Well, I'm glad you stepped out of your comfort zone! :D
    I'm sure you enjoyed every bite. Keep up the good work, girl!

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