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"By your spirit I will rise from the ashes of defeat. The resurrected King is resurrecting me."

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The Lyrics In The Title Came From... Introduction Well, woooorld of the 'net! It is I, Mari Fahel McKimzey (...or Ari...) back from the "dead"! Second move was a success and to top it, now that Aric is moved out, we have a much better relationship with each other! Furthermore, I'm getting him to come with me to Merge tonight! But I'll talk more on that in a moment.... anyhoo.... Celebrate Recovery, New Day, and Merge... Oh d-d-d-dear-dear... CR is taking a break for until the first of the year so that they can regroup, many of their leaders left after all. Meanwhile, I'm going to New Day once more. Focusing on becoming more independent so when the next opportunity to move comes, I'll be prepared to move out and not deal with the stress of living with my folks anymore. I love my family and all, but I'm growing really tired of living with them and want to grow with a bit more room now... On a brighter note, I've been going to Merge every week, an…

....and I've returned....yet again!

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Hello, y'all! I'm back! Lately I've had to come to the library to post, as mention before in my last post. And since it's so blooming hot this summer in South Carolina (it got to 101 degree Fahrenheit on Friday) I'd prefer to come here only two times a week (Friday for Celebrate Recovery and Sunday for Merge!) Anyhoo, I said I had plenty to update y'all on, and because of this I am kinda breaking my usual layout on blogposts...

So, where to start? January of this year I began going to Celebrate Recovery and since then I've built my support group. The church that it was held in was First Baptist Spartanburg and so, I learned that there was also a college group that met Sunday evenings (that would be Merge). March of this year I started going there big time and making great new friends.

I went to the library a lot during the Autumn, Winter and Spring and went to a meeting for NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) and told them of my ministry for mental …

"The noise and confusion gave way to His word At last sacred silence so God could be heard"

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The Lyrics In The Title Came From... Introduction Sorry, y'all for not writing much since my last post... It's been an entire year now, huh? Well, heyuu again ladies and gents! Anyhow, life began to settle down a tad, only to get confusing and chaotic again. We moved in around July 2015 and enjoyed the house lots... But then we realized the hard way that we couldn't afford it... So I have lots of news about that... and other things;

...Yet Again...  Well, after a year of living in this awesome house, we are moving out yet again.... But it's gonna be a wee bit different this time. My brother and I are being nudged out of the nest and having to move now. Well, that isn't unheard of; (haha!) after all, Aric's 26 and I am about to turn 23 in 2 weeks... This scared me a lot at first... But, now even though I have butterflies in my tummy, I at peace with this knowledge... and almost excited about it, too! I have to prove to my mother that I can handle living on my o…