Prioritize Peace

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If it costs me my peace, it’s too expensive. 
Put it back on the shelf where I found it. 
Financial Peace is a priority for me today. Mental, Spiritual, Emotional Peace is a Top Priority in my life.  I choose to live a drama-free life — “not my circus, not my monkeys.” If it doesn’t absolutely have to involve me, it won’t. 
I don’t use words or take actions to invite drama into my life. And quite frankly, it is NOT welcome here when other people attempt to bring it in uninvited. Enforcing Healthy Boundaries is my code. I will love you unconditionally, but I will also simultaneously protect myself with wisdom, discernment, and God-given intuition. 

Community, yes
Recovery, yes
Service, yes 
Drama, NO— that’s a hard pass! 

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As it turns out, this entire blog has become a personal journal for my unique journey that I have chosen to share publicly in the hopes that it may inspire, comfort, guide, lift, or heal another human being by reminding you that you are loved and you are never alone! 

It also serves as a virtual scrapbook of sorts for me to store my favorite photos and quotes along the way. 

Yesterday 4/10/21 I hiked Powder Canyon for the first time with my newest friend from The Gram. He gave me another wonderful compliment to add to this collection as I put out my hand to brace him as we were both sliding down a steep trail and his Nikes had little if any traction.  He said “Grateful Gwen, you have the heart of a Gladiator.”  ❤️



More positive feedback received in the past 48 hours  from DMs on Instagram: 

-I think of you like a second mom 
- You make me feel safe 
- Talking to you is calming, comforting, and therapeutic 
- I trust you 


THIS is precisely why I do what I do. 

This is why I’ve been given the gifts of sobriety, becoming comfortable in my own skin, vulnerability, transparency, active listening, wisdom and empathy from suffering. 
 


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Put God First Always 

He blesses our obedience so richly, if we just get out of our own way and SURRENDER to His good and perfect will and timing. 

We discover that if we placed our emotional dependence on God instead of another human being we are alright. We are safe, secure, and satiated held in His loving arms. My God fills all of my needs. True, sometimes He does it through other people.  In fact, often times I sense the love and presence of God through other people. At times it’s through nature and the absolute beauty and wonder of His Awesome Creation! 
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When pain hits, I’m so thankful I know where to go. I no longer believe in coincidences in my life. We believe in “God shots” and we believe in Divine Intervention or “divine inconveniences” if you prefer. ;) “God with skin” is how one particular nun referred to the fellowship. 
He shines His brilliant radiant light and warmth through His children.  He comforts us and gives us rest. He gives us promises and keeps them. 

This idea of GOD WITH SKIN truly resonates with me in the NOW more than ever❣️

My Jesus gives me the very best compliments through each and every one of you who comment on my creative endeavors. 

Comments such as: 

“When I look at your IG pages it is the equivalent of sunshine.”
or 
“Marry me” 
or 
“Watching your igtv videos, I always hear something just for me.” 
or 
“Because of your posts, I consider you a dear friend.” 
or 
“Both of your IG pages are like a Breath of fresh air.” 
or
“Everyday your page feels like a physical hug. It’s amazing to me.” 
or 
“If I ever got the chance to come to California and meet you in person, I would give you the biggest HUG and never want to let you go.”
or
“Some angels don’t have wings.”
or
“Talking to people like you feels like sunshine.” 

And today’s 4/5/21 was “You give me HOPE.” ❤️


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As much as my ego would love to eat all this up and take all the credit... I believe in giving credit where it’s due.  And to HIM be all the glory and all the honor forever and ever Amen! 
Exactly what you see in me and hear from my lips is Christ in me.  Alone I am nothing.  But HE is in me and together we are sunshine ☀️ 

Philippians 4:13 
1 Corinthians 13 

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God is my healer and the Lover of my soul.  I promise to love, praise, and worship Him all the days of my life. I will lift the name above all names worthy of my praise especially in the midst of the storm when it hurts and I don’t understand. These are the vows I can honor and keep today. 

I failed at my marriage vows, but I am not a failure. I have been restored, refreshed, renewed, and reborn.  I have been given a clear passion and purpose and fully intend to live a purpose driven life. I will not allow another person’s choices interfere with my peace of mind or my passion to keep close with my Director and perform His work well. 

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OVERCOMER

Sending loving kindness and positive vibes your way my friends. 
Have a beautiful day! 

Don’t leave before the miracle happens:
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I need you, I love you, I want you ❤️❤️❤️ 

by Tenth Avenue North 

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