Lose the Label: Powerless

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Jan 29, 2016 3:05:37 PM

Always Numbing

JR Mills first started drinking at 14 with her mom who was an alcoholic. In high school, a friend offered her meth.

“I was addicted the first time I tried it,” says JR.

From an early age, JR felt powerless.

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Living under titles

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Oct 27, 2015 2:26:08 PM

By Diego Rodriguez, Chaplain at Center for Women and Children

Being a chaplain, I find that my hardest job is not helping someone understand that we are saved by the grace of God, nor is it that God loves us unconditionally. It is trying to help someone understand they don’t have to live with the title that has been placed on them.

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Lose the Label: Stupid

Posted by Merrily Brast, Staff Writer Sep 24, 2015 5:41:08 PM

By Merrily Brast, Staff Writer

Jeff LeBlanc believed he was stupid.

“I just couldn’t get stuff and nobody could tell me why other than that I’m stupid.”

He couldn’t sit still in school and he had trouble concentrating on learning when there were other things to worry about.

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Seeing the Image of God in All People

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Sep 22, 2015 4:03:53 PM

By Sonny Westbrook, UGM Ministries Director

What a privilege it is to be ministering here at the Union Gospel Mission of the Inland Northwest-- a place that acknowledges the deep significance of every human being.  Years ago, Dr. Francis Schaeffer wrote a book entitled, No Little People.   As the title suggests, the thesis of the book is that there are no insignificant people.  This is true because every person was created by the one true and living God.  This is what the Bible teaches us.

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Daring to Look Past the Label

Posted by ugminlandnorthwest Sep 17, 2015 4:57:00 PM

By Pastor Kurt Staeuble

Label (noun):  1. a slip of paper, cloth, or other material, marked or inscribed, for attachment to something to indicate its manufacturer, nature, ownership, destination, etc. 2. a short word or phrase descriptive of a person, group, intellectual movement, etc.

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Lose the Label

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Sep 10, 2015 3:57:00 PM

By Barbara Comito, UGM Director of Marketing & Communications

In early summer, the UGM Marketing & Communications team (two graphic designers, a writer, a digital media specialist and myself) sat around a weathered wooden table at Rockwood Bakery, drinking coffee, eating pastries and brainstorming the 2015 fall campaign.*

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