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Lynn Yount, Staff Writer

The Real Poverty of Relationships

Jun 19, 2019 8:48:23 AM

“I was King of the Park.”

From one point of view, Nicholas Walker had everything you might want: Prestige, respect, and power in his community. Not bad for living on the streets most of his adult life.

But Nicholas grew up in a broken family, the child of addicts. From what he experienced growing up, he learned to hide his real self from others, suppress all of his emotions and cope with pain by using drugs. Gang activity and drug dealing were the best way he could see to survive and have some control over his life.

“I’d never had a chance, you know? I was just doing the best I could with the hand that was dealt.”

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.

A Firm Resolution to Be Softened

Jan 1, 2019 8:30:00 AM

By his grace in 2019, may Jesus save me from forgetfulness, from over-familiarity and presumption upon his grace. May he create in me a firm resolution to pursue a heart after his own, that loves what he loves.

The Five C's of Children's Recovery

Dec 19, 2018 2:28:21 PM

Many children at UGM with their moms have been through chaos, trauma, neglect, abandonment, or even abuse. Here are five things they need in order to heal and restore their relationship with their parents.

Homeless and Nowhere to Be

Dec 11, 2018 2:36:47 PM

Homeless and hopeless, Kari needed a place to be: Be safe, be healthy, be warm, be wanted, be welcome. She found that and so much more at the Center for Women and Children.