The Twirling of the Little Finger Begins


Have you ever eaten something that was so good that you became addicted to it. You had to have that piece of candy and nothing would stop you from purchasing that piece of candy and gobbling it down. It may be an exhilarating experience of going skiing and being so addicted to speed that we spend every free moment seeking to fill up our appetite. It could be a relationship where our emotions are so tied to a significant other that we minimize the negative aspects of the relationship to cultivate a potential destructive connection with someone that isn’t good for us ultimately.

Well a little girl came into our lives today as we traveled from Denver to Phoenix to meet our new little granddaughter, Ava Blake Gorton. Mind you, I’m not comparing my granddaughter to addictive negative behavior. Not at all. She is a joy to be with as can be seen in the picture below.

But when she looked up to me with those beautiful eyes, it was all over. She had me wrapped around her little finger.

On this journey, there are going to be things that we say yes to and there are things that we need to say no to. We have the choice on this journey when to say yes and when to say no. For my part, this new journey is a big yes.

About James Gorton

I am happily married to Nadine, a person I've known for 20+ years. She and her late husband owned Airpark Auto Service where I took my car for years. Four years after my wife died we began dating and the rest is history. We have a blended family of 6 children between us and love visiting them across this country. We recently had our third grandchild between us. We love to hike, bike and ski. I am a psychologist and do relational life coaching for marriages and families primarily. I love what I do and never get tired of seeing marriages and families move to more healthy places in their lives. Five years ago my oldest daughter Deborah encouraged me to begin writing my thought into a blog I call my Jlog (Jim's log). I have become more and more passionate in connecting everyday experiences to spiritual truths. I hope that as you read my Jlog, you will gain insight into your personal life and experience true growth in your personal and relational life.
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