Below are some scriptures Claudia found that she wanted to share with everyone for this thanksgiving season!
I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. -Psalm 9:1
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. -1 Chronicles 16:34
Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. -1 Thessalonians 5:18
So, last month little Miss Charlie May celebrated ONE YEAR at Patsy’s Place! Here is what MacKenzie has learned about Charlie since she has arrived at Patsy’s Place:
Hello to all! My name is MacKenzie and God has placed on my heart to tell you a little about one of our most cherished members of Patsy’s Place. Her name is Charlie May! She is a terrier mix and is around 3 years of age. In doggy years that’s 21 so she is in her prime! God knew what he was doing when he placed her here at Patsy’s Place. She like many of the women here at Patsy’s Place was severely abused and is working with God on her problems just like we are! She also is like many of us here and is resistant to change. So when someone new comes, resident or volunteer, she has a little trouble warming up to you, but like us all if you show her unconditional love and patience she opens up and begins to show her funny side. I can really relate to her because I too don’t like change, but to get better I must accept change as a part of life! She is a dog after my own heart. She loves food as much as I do, and both of us love it a little too much! She also loves her bones! Someone can give her a bone, she will bury it for a couple of days in the backyard, and then digs it up and enjoys eating it! She also loves to sun bathe in the back yard! Well, again, I just wanted to share a little bit about Charlie May. So, when you come to Patsy’s Place if she barks and acts a little tough, don’t let that fool you. Just know that she is much like the women here and is working on herself too!
My Favorite Class
We are able to take some really good classes as part of our first phase requirements to help us succeed at life after graduation. We take classes such as cognitive thinking, finance, bondage breaker, life 101, jobs for life, precepts studies, becoming a better me, computer classes at Goodwill, and the many AA meetings we go to. Although AA probably is not considered a class I love going and I learn so much! Picking a favorite class is really hard, each one has so much to offer and I love going to all of them! If I had to pick just one I think I would go with Jobs for life. Getting and having a good career that I enjoy going to, I think, is one of the main foundations to a better life. I believe in the saying that says “you’ll never work a day in your life if you love your job!”
Jessica and April both went and bought cars yesterday!!! Here is a picture of Jessica with her new car!!!
“Lord God, I remember what you have done. I face the future by remembering the past. I remember I belong to you. That I’m not who I used to be. That I am your child.” -Max Lucado
“You past DOES NOT determine the out come of your future”, has been my favorite saying over the years. It’s what has helped me get up and fight over the years. Now Max Lucado reminds me how long I’ve focused on that saying and just how far it has brought me. I know that I used to be a scared broken little girl. Addicted to anything that made me feel good, and that included men. Today I can say I am sober and relationship free for 17 months. WOW! What an accomplishment. I know I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I am working and saving for a vehicle. I am going to college in August, pursuing my dream to be a professional. I see a therapist, mentor, financial coach, sponsor, and attend AA meetings and church weekly. My beautiful son is coming to visit me this month and we are going to the zoo and church together. I am extremely excited to wake up everyday and watch God work miracles not only in my life, but in the lives of my sisters here at Patsy’s Place.