For a number of years, I lived with pain pill addiction, but I didn’t know I had an issue. It took the loss of a job, relationships, my home, and health for me to be so broken that I didn’t have anywhere else to turn except to God.
On April 5, 2017, my daughter, who’s 19, brought me to Hope House. With tears in her eyes, she begged me to participate in Program Living. But I have a history of not finishing things. I didn’t think I would finish the program.
Even though I’m graduated now, I’m determined to finish Faith and Finances and the Conflict Resolution class I’m teaching at Program Living. God has given me the courage to finish what I start.
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.” James 1:2-3
The last year has conditioned me for what lies ahead. This isn’t the end of anything, this is the beginning.