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My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together - Desmond Tutu

Togetherness & Community! Beautiful aspects of my Christian faith but how many of us can really commit to these ideals? Prior to finding lasting sobriety on 1/10/17 I did not trust anyone with my humanity and as a result I walked alone in my struggle. The fear of being “known” held me captive to the bottle and as I continued to drink alone, my desire for connection yearned ever deeply in my spirit. This pain was excruciating, enough so that I often thought of suicide as a reasonable escape. But how did I manage to dig myself out of the pit of hell? Having failed miserably over the years at trying to soothe the wounds in my soul with alcohol & pills, I was given a choice on that cold January day. I could continue kicking the can down the street or I could take a step of faith and acknowledge that I needed help by checking into Detox. That single decision set in motion a freight train of Hope that has catapulted me to where I am today, full of gratitude for a life that’s being redeemed and restored one day at a time. Today, if you’re struggling with addictions and you have zero hope for your future, I get it, hang in there for just one more hour, one more day. Cry out to the God of your understanding and trust your humanity in the loving embrace of Jesus. You don’t have to have this faith thing all figured out. Just come as you are and be welcomed into His presence. The Bible says in Matthew 11:28 PTP, “Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Come to me. I will refresh your life, for I am your oasis.” There is no quid pro quo with Jesus.

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