Don't Get Your Hopes up

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Apr 6, 2016 4:56:22 PM

Kevin Downey grew up with the belief that when things are going well, it's best not to "get to your hopes up." The good can change in an instant and life can become difficult. Through LIFE Recovery, he's confronting this belief and trading it in for hope and trust. Recently, his counselor asked him to read Romans 12:1-2 and respond to some questions.

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Hopelessness to Homelessness

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Oct 30, 2015 4:14:03 PM

By David Nicosia, UGM Men's Recovery participant

When I became homeless, there were so many feelings that led up to it. How stupid was I to allow myself to give up, quit jobs, drink too much the night before work, cheat on women who really loved me! How stupid I was to procrastinate on my bills, and feed myself alcohol and drugs instead of a home cooked meal! How did I get to be so dumb?

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Homeless, Hopeless, and Alone

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Jun 17, 2015 4:52:00 PM

By Merrily Brast, Staff Writer

“I thought it was me, all by myself. I’ve got to do everything, period. No help. And then, I walked through the east door.”

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5 reasons you should care about that hopeless drug addict

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Feb 13, 2014 9:26:00 AM

When the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a heroin overdose, public reaction ran the gamut from disgust to sympathy.

One controversial church with over 17,000 followers on Twitter posted this comment: “Another one bites the dust. #Time2StopTeachingSinYet?”

A fellow actor tweeted: “‘Sad’ isn't the word I'd use to describe a 46-year-old man throwing his life away to drugs. ‘Sensless’ is more like it. ‘Stupid.’”

At the other end of the spectrum, another actor tweeted: “Dear Philip, a beautiful, beautiful soul. For the most sensitive among us the noise can be too much. Bless your heart.”

As a Christian, what’s the appropriate reaction?

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