Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas

My name is Charlie, and I'm a compulsive overeater.

::Hi, Charlie!::

Three days till Christmas, and I'm caught up in the annual chaos. But I'm alive and I'm abstinent. This has been a rough patch, but I'm alive and I'm abstinent. Christ has come. Emmanuel means "God with us." I'm so grateful for the incarnation. God enfleshed. Miracle and mystery. Salvation.

I'm alive and I'm abstinent. Someday - after all the Christmas services I have to plan and lead, after my trip to visit family in Indiana - I'll post again.

3 comments:

Peace with Food said...

Wow, our whole christmas eve service was about Emnanuel! Speakin my language! Love your blog! Keep posting!

gazelle said...

Hi Charlie,

I wrote a long reply to an earlier post and then it didn't post.

I'm trying again and have a lot to ask and say...

Thank you so much for your blog,

Jay

gazelle said...

Well that worked!

My journey almost parrellels your own down to the weight loss, sponsor pleasing and trying to live outside the strict confines of 90-day-OA. I am still on the journey and have so many setbacks. I so want my leaving 90-day to work: it was abstinence but in no way serenity. My family suffered from my constant obligation to be on the phone and I was shrinking too - no clarity or sanity to speak of. I so hope to make this path work - you are an inspiration to me,

Jane