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Compassionate Imperfection

“Spirituality has to do with the reality of the here and now, with living humanly as one is, with the very real, very agonizing, “passions of the soul.” Spirituality involves learning how to live with imperfection.” – Ernest Kurtz The other night, I called a friend in the program to ask how they were doing. […]

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Creating Outreach Programs

“Success” is creating outreach programs I was talking with a church friend recently about reactivating a ministry I’d developed a few years back and was forced to suspend for a while. It was a Transitional Needs program and, through discussions with a couple others, they thought it might be a good time to look at

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Asking for Help

“Success” is asking for help A while ago, I was checking text messages on my cell phone at the end of the evening and came across one that stuck out. I didn’t immediately recall the sender’s number, then remembered it being from someone I crossed paths with several weeks earlier at an event. The terse

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Seeing Encouraging Signs

“Success” is seeing encouraging signs  About six years ago I started working among a different group of people as part of my outreach. Our area has a “DUI  Court” program that offers an alternative to jail for driving related offences. My involvement began when someone reached out for a liaison when I signed his attendance chit at a

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Missing Peace in Edmond, OK

MISSING PEACE ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Edmond, Oklahoma was initially conceived in February 2013 although the principles did not know they would give birth to a new ministry at the time. It was then that five members of the church attended their first training program lead by Austin-based FAITH PARTNERS, INC.  Drew Brooks

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Bay Harbour Recovery Sunday

October 14, 2012 was a milestone event for the church and community served by the Safe Harbour Recovery Ministry of Bay Harbour United Methodist Church in League City, Texas. The church’s fifth annual Recovery Sunday featured a speaker who had formerly served on the church’s staff even as she became addicted to alcohol and prescription

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Our Stories Have Power

Our stories have power — to offer hope to the millions of Americans who have yet to find recovery — and to convince elected officials to invest in recovery. With a generous contribution from an anonymous donor, when you give to Faces and Voices of Recovery this season, your contribution will be matched dollar for dollar until

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