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The Sipping Saint
She had thought that good works alone could relieve her of alcoholism
"No drunkard shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven." This verse from the Bible haunted me as I came to suspect that I was a "problem drinker." I know I was a "good person."
I loved my husband and didn't cheat on him. I was a good mother to a special needs daughter. I attended church regularly and volunteered for services that I thought would make up for all of the guilt and shame I felt. But, I still had my secret sin: drinking. I loved my wine, and after all, I deserved it. God gave me a daughter with severe epilepsy, so how else was I supposed to cope with this harsh reality and...
-- Tricia W.
Cave Creek, Arizona
My Hampshire Grenadier
Reading his college alumni magazine, he came across a notice that would change the course of his life
A Life Worth Living
Even as he battles cancer, he feels grateful for the life he receives in sobriety
An Ol' Country Gal
You never know who will carry the message for you
The Final Four Days
With his wife out of town, he settled into a binge. He didn't know it was his last