Even So, It is Well With My Soul

Categories: Addiction Recovery, Miracles
Regina Champion and son Austin Adams
Losing a child to a drug overdose is a heartache that no parent ever dreams of facing. Parents expect to see their children living a full life of inexpressible joy that comes from new opportunities, lessons learned, milestones, and new adventures.  Regina Champion has experienced this heartache, but despite her pain, she is truly counting …

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A Tattoo in God’s Collection of Transformed Lives

Categories: Addiction Recovery, Adult Ministries, Miracles, Thrift Operations

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus spoke these words:  “Judge not, that you not be judged.” But as humans, we often make snap judgments based on first impressions. Be honest.  What are your first thoughts about tattoos?  Signs of rebellion? Poor life choices? A personal or fashion statement? An evangelistic tool?  For Bradley Nivens, …

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Homeless Vet Experiences the Rescue of a Lifetime

Categories: Adult Ministries, General, Homelessness, Men, Miracles, Other, Partnerships, recovery

When Fred Barksdale’s Veterans Administration counselor picked him up from the closing veterans’ boardinghouse with only the clothes he was wearing, Fred was homeless, hopeless, and tired. Even though he had been clean and sober for five years, he couldn’t just turn things around. “What I thought was a gutter fall turned out to be …

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Wade and Jade – Set Free to Love

Categories: Addiction Recovery, Adult Ministries, Miracles, Overcomer Graduates, recovery

Wade and Jade Cason are not your typical newlyweds.  Not long ago, they nearly lost their lives to the powerful grip of addiction.  But God had other plans. Wade began using drugs at a young age, and by the time he was 19 years old, he was a full-fledged heroin addict.  He thought his destiny …

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