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Jim and Ken

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Heart to Heart with Phil Altmeyer: Louder Than Words

The articles in our recent newsletter are all about words—words that changed the course of people’s lives, words they want to speak into the lives of those who are suffering, words that open our eyes to the experiences of homelessness and addiction....

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Thanking God for Real Change

During November, a lot of people take time to reflect on gratitude. We see our friends making daily social media posts expressing specific things...

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Freeman Shooting Drives Us to Our Knees

 “Not here, not here – not tiny, bucolic, safe Freeman, where the schools and the store are just about the whole town. Not here.”

Those words from ...

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Untying Heart Knots

Every industry develops its own lingo. Shelters and recovery programs are no exception.

 We talk about “old wounds” and “relapse” and “triggers.” Our...

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Charity that works

The recent tension between the City of Spokane and Blessings Under the Bridge actually points to a positive bottom line: Spokane is an extremely...

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Recovery: the Power of Gratitude

Editor's note: This is the seventh and last post in a special Christmas devotional series, focusing on Isaiah 61:1-3.

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Recovery: Jesus brings beauty from ashes.

Editor's note: This is the sixth post in a special Christmas devotional series, focusing on Isaiah 61:1-3. 

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Jesus Came to Comfort Those Who Mourn

Editor's note: This is the fourth post in a special Christmas devotional series, focusing on Isaiah 61:1-3. You may also want to read the...

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Jesus Came to Proclaim Freedom for the Captives

Editor's note: This is the fourth post in a special Advent/Christmas devotional series, focusing on Isaiah 61:1-3. You may also want to read the...

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What's the "G" in UGM?

Editor's Note: This is the second in a special devotional series. Read the introduction to the series, "A Front Row Seat to Holiness." A version of...

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