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Am I Enough?

Aug 3, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Am I Enough? 

Absolutely not. 

And absolutely yes. 

It’s a paradox: a seemingly absurd or self-contradictory statement or proposition that when investigated or explained may prove to be well founded or true. 

You are nowhere near enough. 

You are absolutely enough. 

How can both be true? 

Today is my last day working for Union Gospel Mission. In this, my last blog post, I wanted to explore a truth, a crazy paradox, that God has been teaching me over and over again – a glimmer here, a slice there – for the past fourteen and a half years (and, honestly, the lesson started long before that). UGM proved to be an excellent training ground for the most profound lesson of my life. 

Labels and Life Change: A Business Partner Feature

Feb 24, 2022 12:50:38 PM

Art and Kaleen Coffey of Able Label have made the most of their position as leaders in business and faith by investing in the lives of individuals seeking a pathway out of homelessness.

Robert’s Recovery: Phase by Phase

Oct 28, 2021 1:07:55 PM

Robert came to UGM just to get his life back on track. He didn't think he needed Recovery. 2 years later, he's finishing Program, a new man.

How UGM Business Partners Change Lives

Jan 28, 2021 1:15:00 PM

Executive staff at Northwest Ob-Gyn effuse about the effectiveness of UGM's Business Practicum program.

Recovery: The Hardest Work

Aug 29, 2019 4:45:28 PM

Those interested in doing recovery at UGM are told from the outset that it’s the hardest work they’ll ever do, but also the most rewarding.

The Heart of Lifelong Recovery

Aug 15, 2019 1:08:27 PM

5 years is a big milestone in recovery, but fixating on the milestone misses the whole point of recovery: It's for life.

I am no one's Savior.

Sep 5, 2018 5:17:05 PM

Working in recovery can be discouraging. People relapse. And we feel like we've failed.

Long-Term Recovery: The Right Kind of Hungry

Jul 11, 2018 1:48:25 PM

In order to have lifelong recovery, you need to stay hungry for the things that sustain it. The moment you think you've arrived is the moment you're most vulnerable.

Is Addiction a Sin or a Disease?

Jun 7, 2017 3:40:50 PM

Each time I enter an establishment that serves alcohol, I'm reminded I have a weakness. I have to be vigilant not to be pulled back into the abyss of addiction.

Recovery. For Life.

Mar 23, 2017 1:09:53 PM

Jesus came to give us life to the full (John 10:10): quality of life, for the whole duration of life. UGM's Recovery for Life 12-step meetings speak to both.