“You will never amount to anything.” “You’re a failure.” When you’ve grown up hearing lies, you begin to believe them. But the most dangerous lies are not the ones we believe about ourselves; they’re the ones we believe about God
The past year has also brought concern over homelessness in downtown Spokane. But the solution isn't just to open more shelters, build more low-cost housing, or create more feeding programs.
To be people after God’s heart, we must defend the weak and fatherless, share our food with the hungry, be openhanded toward the needy and proclaim to the poor: “God loves you. You are of infinite value to Him.” Your partnership reflects the heart of God. Thank you!
While most of us have not experienced the severe trauma many UGM residents have, we do carry scars from experiences and words that hurt us, and if we’re not intentional about diving into the truth of who God says we are, those old wounds can become labels that limit and define us.
2017 was a year of strengthening and solidifying ministry work throughout UGM. Who is God going to send our way this year?
Compassion and accountability seem to be conflicting themes in Scripture. We are told to give freely to the poor, and also that work is good.... Read More >
We see – and judge – by appearances. The problem is with the health of our heart and how that affects our sight... Read More >
I have often heard the counselors in the UGM recovery programs refer to their work as “re-parenting.” The parallels are clear... Learn More >
We are all tempted to seek pleasure, joy and relief from pain in behaviors and objects that cannot ultimately satisfy... Read More >