Another young man dead. Twenty-one years of age. Drug overdose. Another family reeling in pain. A mom and dad mourning the loss of their son. Sisters grieving for their brother. Another community in the Detroit area hit last month. Norman Rockwell-like Clarkston, MI, to be specific. He was in our program for … Continue reading
Did you know that abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costing our nation more than $700 billion (that’s BILLION!) annually in costs related to crime, lost work productivity, and health care?
What comes to your mind when you think of Detroit…cars? The Red Wings? Motown music? What comes to my mind is a gorilla. A dead gorilla.
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” wrote Charles Dickens. Never would I have imagined that my children would be at risk using a bathroom at school. A few weeks ago, the Obama administration issued a directive telling every public school district in the country … Continue reading
They are screaming it from the rooftops, “Addiction is a disease!”
I am angry. I hate drugs. We lost a man. Tim was one of our residents. Nine months into the program, three to go. He had come so far. He was on an approved pass taking care of some family business. He made a bad decision in a moment of weakness. … Continue reading
We all deal with regret. Hurtful words we said. Promises we didn’t keep. Money we stole. Alcohol we consumed. Confidences we betrayed. Dark lusts we indulged. Some regret is relational—a divorce, an estranged son, a deceased mother. Some is financial—an investment that went bad, a lease you can’t get out … Continue reading
From our family at Life Challenge Ministries to yours, Lori and I wish you a very merry Christmas and a joyous New Year! Thank you for supporting our ministry and God bless you all.