7 Pillars of a Freedom Palace

Addiction, Encouragement, Recovery

7 Pillars of a Freedom Palace

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by Graham Bufford Director of Aftercare/CLCC “Wisdom has built a palace supported on seven pillars.” – Proverbs 9:1 TLB Long term and sustained recovery is more than possible! It’s actually very likely if one practices wisdom and remains committed to God’s principles and processes. The following are seven pillars on which to build a healthy

Never Settle

Addiction, Encouragement, 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, Encouragement, 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, Encouragement, 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

Addiction, Encouragement, Recovery

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, Encouragement, 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, Encouragement, 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

The Foundry Way

Addiction, Encouragement, Recovery

The Foundry Way

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In 2015, we adopted three key areas to focus on for the next three years to help fulfill our mission to permanently transform lives through Christ-centered ministries. 1. Quality Programs: Since focusing on the quality of our programs, we have implemented The Foundry Way, which consists of five components to completely restore lives: Case Management: Case

Was It You Who Gave on #GivingTuesday?

Addiction, Encouragement, Recovery

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

Yada Even the Fleas

Addiction, Encouragement, Recovery

Yada Even the Fleas

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How do we find an attitude of gratitude when life sucks? When things don't go our way? When the train is stuck on the tracks and we can't get to where we need to go? Or our kids won't speak to us? Or we get a bad diagnosis from the doctor? Or the checkbook math isn't making sense and our bills pile up?

A Day in the Life...

Addiction, Encouragement, Recovery

A Day in the Life...

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There are many misconceptions about the work we do here at The Foundry. It’s hard to understand the rigorous schedule a program participant keeps unless you are here on property witnessing it with your own eyes. I pray this article helps quash all mistaken impressions about the work we do here at The Foundry. The

Faithful Stewards

Addiction, Encouragement, Recovery

Faithful Stewards

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“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) I’m not from a background of addiction; an Alabama prison has never been my home. By the grace of God, I’ve always had a roof over my head,

Salt & Light

Addiction, Encouragement, 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