Posts Tagged ‘healing’

The Bible patriarchs,  created small markers from stone to serve as reminders of God’s intervention in their lives.  In recovery we use chips to commemorate milestones as well.  Each chip marks a set of time and progress in the program.  They are something tangible that can be a source of encouragement and/or motivation.   This chip dialog reminds us we are not just “doing time” in recovery, but we are making progress in the journey!  Here is a dialog/scrip submitted to us by one of our leaders, that spells out how special each chip is: (more…)

How to Clean Burnt on Caked on Food from Cookware

There was a time when I’d sooner throw away a burnt pan then try to clean it. There were however, several occasions where I did try to scour and scrub a pot or skillet with little hope of it ever sparkling again. It may have been given a hiding place of shame in the back of a cupboard, but eventually if not immediately it would end up in the trash heap.

However, lately I have spent a lot more time in the kitchen, reacquainting myself with good home cooking, and in the process finding myself attached to some beautiful stainless steel skillets and pots that my husband brought into the marriage. Tossing them, or hiding them away is not an option I would consider, so I have found through trial and error how to actually clean them up with little or no “elbow grease”. So now when I discover that my unattended food is melting into a tarry black layer of crusty gunk at the bottom of my favorite skillet I don’t go into panic mode. I realized that the same principles for treating a burn your eyes, stinky, burning pot, applies to relationships.
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