Golden Scars

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Golden Scars

hunter davis

Golden Scars She sat with her head down, looking only at the table. C shared very little of herself, speaking only when spoken to. She never made eye contact with anyone. She was very quiet and meek; you could tell life had knocked her down one too many times. Our group met every Monday morning…a

A New Beginning Away From Addiction

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A New Beginning Away From Addiction

hunter davis

A New Beginning Away From Addiction The ending of Shawshank Redemption has an incredible moment.  The film deals with many of the same issues and themes we face here at The Foundry. Redemption, freedom, friendship, time, patience, loyalty, and hope. After living a life of drug abuse, how do I live after addiction?  There is

Hunter: Fifty for Fifty

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Hunter: Fifty for Fifty

hunter davis

Hunter: Fifty Stories for Fifty Years I was an opiate addict for thirteen years and an IV heroin user for four of those years. I was caught up in the cycle of addiction and thought I’d never get out of it. For twelve of those years, I was a functioning addict. The year before I

Mary: Fifty for Fifty

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Mary: Fifty for Fifty

hunter davis

Mary: Fifty Stories for Fifty Years Mary is a mother of three and a grandmother of four. She graduated from The Foundry in 2003. What led her to The Foundry? “I was sick and tired of being on crack cocaine. I was tired of the way my life was spiraling downhill, and I wanted help.

Michael: Fifty for Fifty

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Michael: Fifty for Fifty

hunter davis

Michael Gilbert: Fifty Stories for Fifty Years I spent a total of 32 years in prison, 17 of those in federal prison. I was convicted of bank robbery, escape, and assault. I received a life sentence from the State of Alabama in 1998. I made parole in 2009, however, I was placed back into federal

At Home With Coach

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At Home With Coach

hunter davis

At Home With Coach Due to COVID-19, we’ve had to adapt in all of our programs. Everything from cooking to preaching has been reviewed, altered, and occasionally improved. Our most recent change was to our Leadership Breakfast, a huge event that raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for our programs. This year we went virtual.

I am loved: Monthly Prayer

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I am loved: Monthly Prayer

jcharleston

I am loved Jesus loves me this I know For the Bible tells me so Little ones to Him belong They are weak but He is strong Yes Jesus loves me For the Bible tells me so Jeremiah 31:1 As children we learned and sang this song, believing the lyrics to be true with all

A Heart Restored by God's Love

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A Heart Restored by God's Love

brewer direct

Leann and her husband once had good jobs and a nice home where they were raising their three children. But Leann fell victim to an addiction that cost them their family and their future. “I was spending more and more money on drugs,” she shares. The couple eventually divorced, and her husband took custody of

Goodbye Heroin

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Goodbye Heroin

julia charleston

by Julia Charleston Her words were confident and strong; her attitude told me she meant every word. The pain of her past was visible in her eyes, but the BIG beautiful smile on her face told a story of victory. Hers was one of many stories of addiction; all with long twisted roots that travel deep

Alarms of Life

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Alarms of Life

julia charleston

by Julia Charleston A few years ago, for no apparent reason, every single smoke alarm in my house started beeping. It began in the living room, and soon all six alarms were screaming at me that there was trouble. Searching the house I found no smoke, yet the alarms disagreed. Grabbing the ladder from the

Recovery, Relapse, and The Little Foxes

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Recovery, Relapse, and The Little Foxes

julia charleston

by Pastor Mark Winslett Director of Counseling “Take us the foxes, The little foxes that spoil the vines, For our vines have tender grapes.” — Song of Solomon 2:15 There is an important principle captured in this simple statement from scripture, “The little foxes spoil the vines.” Fences are built around vineyards to prevent animals

Repentance

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Repentance

erin bentley

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 DEVOTION Last week, the Christian world celebrated the life of Billy Graham