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REPOST! Recovering Meth Addict Answers the Burning Questions © by Barbara Cofer Stoefen

Recovering Meth Addict Answers the Burning Questions I sat down with my daughter recently, and asked her some of the burning questions about addiction that we all want answers to. Annie is now thirty-one and eight years clean and sober. … Continue reading

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Why Pray?

Prayer makes a difference! Off the cuff, planned out, alone, with a group, in your head or out loud, God IS listening. If you say, it’s totally a faith-thing, you’re absolutely right. Prayer is my life-line. It connects me to … Continue reading

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Not just another Graduation

In 72 hours our son, will graduate!!! This will not be your average celebration. This is huge. He has successfully come through 2 and 1/2 years of invaluable counseling from an incredible program with some of the most caring, loving, … Continue reading

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Always an Addict?

I have an amazing friend who’s battled cancer for 6 years!  Even when all her tumors shrunk in size and most disappeared, she was still labeled “Stage 4.” One time I got my nerve up and asked her, “Don’t they … Continue reading

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Addiction Recovery

Today our son becomes an adult. It’s a miracle! Two years ago we wondered if he’d still be alive. He confesses he never thought he’d see 18. But God… has this amazing way of messing in our stuff, changing up … Continue reading

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Quite a Tale

Today, I found myself explaining to an old friend (I hadn’t seen in 10 years) who the tall brunette guy was in our family photo… It never fails, the next question is always, “Where did he come from; how did … Continue reading

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Ben Speaks

Ben spoke last night, telling his story for the first time to a room full of parents of other prodigal children. He did a great job, and David and I were extremely proud of his willingness to be so vulnerable and open. He … Continue reading

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God Our Enabler

God is my enabler! Paul writes quite a bit about this: “So we keep on praying for you, asking our God to ENABLE you to live a life worthy of His call. May He give you the power to accomplish … Continue reading

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This Slight Distress of the Passing Hour

Ever think, this is just NOT what I signed up for? Elisabeth Elliot tells a funny story in one of her books about a lady missionary getting bumped off of a cart onto the road as she traveled about on business God … Continue reading

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