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Lynn Yount, Staff Writer

Recovery: The Hardest Work

Aug 29, 2019 4:45:28 PM

We use a lot of terms to describe the addiction recovery program at UGM: Christ-centered, holistic, long-term, deep-down healing, etc.

One word you’ll never see describing it is easy. From the outset, those interested in doing recovery at UGM are informed that it’s the hardest work they’ll ever do, but also the most rewarding.

Both were on display at the recent phase completion ceremony for men’s recovery. Anthony Miller came into the program with a class of seven other men. As he enters the final phase transitioning out of UGM, he’s the only one left.

The Greatest Stories Ever Towed

Aug 21, 2019 4:46:36 PM

It's never about the car. It's about the story. Rick Schwartz hears from donors' hearts every day as UGM Motors' tow truck driver.

Recovery in the Kitchen

Jul 24, 2019 4:17:17 PM

Dale Fruin is stewarding his kitchen experiences, and life experiences, to encourage people to pursue addiction recovery.

The Real Poverty of Relationships

Jun 19, 2019 8:48:23 AM

Nicholas Walker had prestige, respect, and power. But it was empty without real, loving relationships.

3 Ways Student Impact Gives Kids a Family

May 29, 2019 4:12:56 PM

Having a dozen teenagers over 3 nights a week, the Student Impact Center interns know what they're in for. But when you're a family, you do what it takes.

Silenced by Anxiety, Freed in Recovery

May 2, 2019 3:31:59 PM

Patty’s a self-described alcoholic. But sobriety isn’t what her recovery is all about. It’s about finding a new way to live, to think, to overcome her anxiety.

Learning Who God Really Is

Apr 3, 2019 4:19:13 PM

Young Kristin's family was shunned by their church when their secret came out. Angry at God, she had to come to the end of herself to come back and learn what His love is really like.

The Gospel and the Gathering

Mar 21, 2019 12:07:00 PM

Homelessness has reached a crisis point in Spokane. What does the Gospel have to do with this important issue?

Rooted in Love

Feb 20, 2019 8:56:04 AM

Rooted brings church members together in small groups to learn and grow in godliness together. It's connected hundreds of people with a chance to serve at UGM.

Partner Profiles: Volunteer Jenny Gasperino

Jan 17, 2019 9:08:05 AM

Jenny volunteers at the Crisis Shelter guest services desk. She is a loving, welcoming presence for women and children who come to UGM scared and vulnerable.