From the Pen of Mary Z.

From the pen of Mary Zigan,

My thoughts especially turn toward the sacrifice of Christ on my behalf during this Easter season, and I am grateful for life! It is so wonderful to be relieved of the terrible curse, for me namely, the curse and self-abuse of food addiction. I had to over eat; I didn’t know there was anything in the world that could be done about it. After some 40 years of persevering by taking the strong hand of God, I am not only at right weight for my body, I am emotionally happy and content and above all is the freedom I have found in Christ…the Deliverer.

A gentleman once said to me in Al-anon, I spend a great deal of time passing on what I learned to others who want and need recovery from their addiction. I do it for four reasons:

  • Sense of duty
  • It is a pleasure
  • Because in so doing I am paying my debt to the man who took time to pass it on to me
  • Because every time I do it I take out a little more insurance for myself against a possible slip

What is this but a miracle of healing? Just like me, this gentleman’s circumstances made him willing to believe. He humbly offered himself to his Maker. For this man, the revelation was sudden. For others like myself, I grew into this freedom more slowly. If you are grappling with an addiction take heart.  Make the phone call, others, like possibly millions, are going through the bondage that you feel. You will not be sorry you surrendered. Just a few of the benefits to those of us in recovery are experiencing:

  • We can look the world in the eye
  • We can be alone and at perfect peace
  • Our fears fall from us
  • We begin to feel the nearness of our Creator
  • We may have had certain spiritual beliefs, but now we begin to have a spiritual experience

If you feel so inclined to want more information about recovery I can be reached by email:

Hope and Peace be with you!


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