Never Settle

Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Never Settle

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by Macy – a Foundry Program Participant My name is Macy. I was born in ’91 in Jacksonville, Florida. I grew up in the church, and I knew of God, but I never knew him. Had I known of His great love for me, I never would’ve gone looking and settling for unhealthy love. Settling

A Path to Purpose

Addiction, Blog, Recovery

A Path to Purpose

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What is your calling? Are you being called to something more? For service? For leadership? Here is an excerpt from the The YES Journey: A Story of Starting Where You Are and Living Your Purpose by Bill and Michele Heintz, co-founders of The Foundry Ministries. In it, Pastor Bill shares some of his experience and

Holy Fire

Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Holy Fire

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by Julia Charleston With a single flick of the lighter, the pages of her bible were ablaze. Her hands shook with rage as she exacted revenge on a God who would allow so much disappointment and loss. She had turned to drugs to cope; to mask the sadness she felt deep inside, and after her

Recovery, Relapse, and The Little Foxes

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Recovery, Relapse, and The Little Foxes

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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

Goodbye Heroin

Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Goodbye Heroin

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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

Hearts of Hope 2018

Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Hearts of Hope 2018

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Hearts of Hope is an annual luncheon we hold to raise awareness and financial support for our Women’s Recovery Program. Local TV news anchor Sherri Jackson will emcee and The Foundry’s own CEO, Micah Andrews, will interview women in or a graduate of our recovery program. This year, we are unveiling Transformation: Inside a Reshaped

Repairing the Broken

Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Repairing the Broken

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by Larisa Lambert Mills I go back to it time and again. It’s become a reliable guide and encouragement through my day-to-day work and the way my relationship with the Lord connects with that work. It’s real. and relatable. Here is a blessing from it for you: “… If we would do what he told

I Want To

Addiction, Blog, Recovery

I Want To

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“Away in a manger No crib for a bed The Little Lord Jesus Lay down his sweet head The stars in the sky Look down where he lay The Little Lord Jesus Asleep on the hay.” Why would anyone give up everything to take on nothing? Mark 1:40, 41 tells of a leper who came

Small Groups Changed My Life

Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Small Groups Changed My Life

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I remember the nervousness like it was yesterday. I was sitting in someone’s living room with about 15 different people I barely knew. Would they still accept me if they knew my secret? I had to let it out. After all, I was definitely miserable, and tired from the weight I had been carrying. The

Was It You Who Gave on #GivingTuesday?

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Was It You Who Gave on #GivingTuesday?

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Tuesdays have a great potential. For example, #TacoTuesday is a great day. It can mean crunchy, soft, spicy or mild—with all the trimmings. (Extra cheese and guacamole, anyone?)  For the price of a taco, you can transform #TacoTuesday to #GivingTuesday to reshape a life and make a permanent impact—with all the trimmings of joy, peace

Got Questions?

Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Got Questions?

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We often get asked many questions about the counseling that is offered here at The Foundry. Check out these common FAQs put together by Graham Bufford, The Foundry Ministries Director of Aftercare. What type of counseling best describes what is offered at The Foundry? The type of counseling The Foundry Ministries offers is best defined

Salt & Light

Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Salt & Light

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I am committed to Jesus’ commandment in Matthew 5:13-16 (The Message): “Let me tell you why you are here. You’re here to be salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth. If you lose your saltiness, how will people taste godliness? Here’s another way to put it: You’re here to be light, bringing out

Sweet Home Heroin

Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Sweet Home Heroin

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There’s an epidemic in our country tearing through families like a tornado in a Kansas town, bringing about incredible devastation to all who are in it’s path. An astounding 91 Americans die every single day from opioid overdose, which gives this non-discriminating killer the #1 cause of accidental death in the United States. Beating out gunshot

Hope and a Future

Addiction, Blog, Recovery

Hope and a Future

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  “For I know the plans I have for you…plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Welcome to Hope and a Future – The Foundry Blog. We are so happy you stopped by. Come on in and have a look – take a peek inside The Foundry walls and the work we do