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The Heart of Lifelong Recovery

Aug 15, 2019 1:08:27 PM

By Mike Doggett, Aftercare Manager

A little over 21 years ago, I consumed my last drink of alcohol and went on what has proved to be a very rewarding, yet challenging journey in recovery. 

I have spent time on mountaintops where I was confident that God was with me, surrounding me with His mercy and grace. I have also spent many days in the valley, where it seemed that God was far from me and the enemy was having his way.

21 years ago, if you had told me that I had to stay sober for 5 years, I would have probably laughed in your face.  Yet, for the past 21-plus years I have remained sober.  So how did I do it?

How UGM Does On-the-Job Training

Aug 7, 2019 2:41:06 PM

Work Therapy is an integral part of UGM programs, an opportunity for people to gain confidence and build habits that will help them get and keep a job.

Who is Jesus?

Jul 31, 2019 10:11:36 AM

UGM reaches the poor with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Who is that?

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.

UGM Camp: God Answers Simple Prayers

Jul 17, 2019 12:27:39 PM

Winston had one prayer for campers in his cabin at UGM Camp: That they would listen and learn about God.

Is Housing the Answer to Homelessness?

Jul 10, 2019 12:45:15 PM

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

Christianity and the Debate about Homelessness

Jul 3, 2019 4:49:36 PM

Jesus pointed to the two greatest commandments: Love God and love your neighbor. Love should be our overriding motivation when we address homelessness.

Running on the Road to Recovery

Jun 26, 2019 12:34:00 PM

Running is much more than physical exercise for the residents in UGM Women's Recovery, who are training for a half-marathon in September.

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.

It Won’t Be Different This Time

Jun 12, 2019 9:17:15 AM

For some of us who have made progress in our recovery, we're tempted to go back, saying it will be different this time. And it is, until it isn’t.