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Am I Enough?

Aug 3, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Am I Enough? 

Absolutely not. 

And absolutely yes. 

It’s a paradox: a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true. 

You are nowhere near enough. 

You are absolutely enough. 

How can both be true? 

Today is my last day working for Union Gospel Mission. In this, my last blog post, I wanted to explore a truth, a crazy paradox, that God has been teaching me over and over again – a glimmer here, a slice there – for the past fourteen and a half years (and, honestly, the lesson started long before that). UGM proved to be an excellent training ground for the most profound lesson of my life. 

The Best Camp in the Solar System

Jul 28, 2022 9:02:28 AM

Meet the kids your sponsorships are blessing at UGM Camp.

Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 20, 2022 1:16:32 PM

Homelessness doesn't begin with a lack of housing. Most of the time, it begins with a lack of healthy relationships.

What Does It Take to Walk out of Homelessness and Addiction?

Jul 13, 2022 12:40:05 PM

How do you pave a pathway out of homelessness? How do you quit addiction? We asked the men and women who have most recently finished UGM LIFE Recovery.

Rose: Rising to the Challenge of Recovery

Jul 6, 2022 10:35:54 AM

Rose fell into addiction in her late twenties, and for the next 32 years, her life was defined by loss, loneliness and self-hatred. She had no idea how to set herself free.

Rachelle: Choosing Recovery with Kids

Jun 27, 2022 1:39:34 PM

Rachelle is legally deaf and a single parent of four. She has faced childhood trauma, addiction and homelessness. At UGM, she found all the help she needed to rebuild her life. See where she is today.

Recovery: We Are All Broken

Jun 15, 2022 11:16:27 AM

The discussion around homelessness almost always becomes us versus them. Rich versus poor. People on the streets versus business owners. Shelters versus neighborhoods. Until we realize that we are all in the same big boat, we will continue to point fingers, assign blame and miss the point.

Recovery: You Can Be Sober and Still Be Miserable

Jun 9, 2022 2:06:42 PM

On her 10-year anniversary, JoAnn Zajicek shares her discovery about what really brings women to the UGM Center in Coeur d'Alene.

UGM Camp: 97 Hours Investing in Children

Jun 1, 2022 6:47:16 PM

Hear the story of UGM Camp through the words of one of our host churches, Faith Bible.

The Polarizing Topic of Homelessness [and the hot spot in the middle]

May 27, 2022 2:16:16 PM

Never has there been a more critical time to educate yourself on the subject of homelessness in our region. Dive in, learn and get involved.