Addiction and Recovery, Stories of Hope

Matt Hall; photo by Michael A. Schwarz
Addiction and Recovery

How He Came to Minister to Hikers on the Appalachian Trail

A novice chaplain, a novice hiker and only four years sober. Was he up to this unexpected new challenge?

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Pastor Matt Hall hikes the Appalachian Trail; video by Michael A. Schwarz
Addiction and Recovery

How the Great Outdoors Helped a Pastor on His Sobriety Journey

United Methodist pastor Matt Hall shares how a summer ministering to hikers along the Appalachian Trail influenced his recovery from drug addiction.

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Today Show new anchor Craig Melvin; video by Larsen & Talbert
Addiction and Recovery

Craig Melvin: How His Father Was Changed by Sobriety

The Today Show news anchor shares what a difference it made in the life of his family when his father confronted and overcame his alcohol and gambling addictions.

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Edward Grinnan
Addiction and Recovery

The Journey of Recovery: Making Peace with the Past

In a Jesus Calling podcast, Guideposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan makes a discovery.

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Heather Henry and her son Tim;  photo by Jim Graham
Stories of Hope

How an Art Class Gave This Worried Mom Hope

She feared her son would never overcome his drug addictionuntil she received divine assurance.

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Keelie and her dog, Darla
Dogs

How a Dog and a Hopeless Addict Helped Each Other Find New Purpose

Darla was the worst dog in the prison’s program. Keelie was an addict with no future. They both needed a second chance. 

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Edward Grinnan on finding a career
Inspiring Stories

How ‘Just a Job’ Turned into a Career and a Relationship with God

With a life in shambles, one mysterious moment changes everything.

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Edward and Gracie
Addiction and Recovery

Why Acceptance Is a Big Part of Recovery

In sobriety, being “cured” doesn’t play a role. But peace and serenity do.

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Edward Grinnan
Addiction and Recovery

Free from Guideposts: A Daily Devotions Booklet on Recovery

Whether you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, this collection of 60 devotionals offers a message of hope and inspiration.

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A steaming coffee cup; Illustration by Traci Daberko
Angels

How She Helped a Pastor Struggling with Alcohol Addiction

She healed from the sadness of her father’s alcoholism by befriending a clergyman years later.

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