Renewing Her Mind

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Mar 13, 2019 9:29:42 AM

Before coming to the UGM Center for Women and Children in Coeur d’Alene, Nikki Downs was in jail. Her infant son had been taken by Child Protective Services, and her teenage daughter was living with her sister.

Today, Nikki is nearing completion of the LIFE Recovery Program, has both her children living with her and is doing her business practicum at the Kroc Center. She has been sober from alcohol for six years and clean from meth for 18 months.

Nikki speaks clearly about the reason for the change in her: “My personal relationship with the Lord and the fellowship with other people, but mainly, getting into the Word, reading what it says and applying it to my life. I find joy in that, and that’s very new.”

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Not Caring is Not an Option

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Jan 3, 2018 12:09:42 PM

Each year, I choose a different devotional to guide my early morning time with God. I started with one of my favorites, Oswald Chambers’ My Utmost for His Highest, several years ago and have gone through five or six others, including another favorite, John Piper’s Taste and See.

 For 2017, I chose a devotional written by a friend and based on the Heidelberg Catechism, Righteous in Christ by Doug Erlandson.

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