Addiction and Recovery, Stories of Hope

Don Embrey in his woodworking shed and banjo studio; photo by Heather Rousseau
Stories of Faith

God's Grace—and a Banjo—Made This Marine Veteran Whole Again

Tormented by memories of the Vietnam War, he turned to alcohol. Music was his path to sobriety and salvation.

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A silver AA medallion.
God's Grace

How a Silver Coin Connected Two Alcoholic Anonymous Members

He found a medallion honoring 25 years of sobriety. But who did the chip belong to?

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Recovery counselor Sidney H. Smith III
Addiction and Recovery

Sidney Smith Offers Advice on Recovery

The recovery counselor offers advice for those who are struggling with addiction and loved ones and friends who wish to offer them support and encouragement.

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Sidney H. Smith III; photo by Drew Tarter
Addiction and Recovery

After 30 Years of Addiction, God Answered His Prayer for Sobriety

He had been a crack addict, a fugitive and an inmate, but one sincere prayer helped him turn his life around.  

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries
Stories of Faith

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Breaking Down the Serenity Prayer

Guideposts' VP of Ministries explores how the Serenity Prayer can positively impact your life, whether or not you are dealing with an addiction or are in a 12-step program.

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Jill Suttie; photo courtesy Jill Suttie
Addiction and Recovery

Forgiving Her Alcoholic Father Helped Her Feel Whole

Her father was trying to make amends, but could she forgive him for his emotional abuse during her childhood?

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Singer Tony Bennett; photograph courtesy Tom Beetz via Creative Commons
Living Longer, Living Better

Tony Bennett at 95: Still a Creative Force

The acclaimed author, artist and singer was once at the bottom looking up, but at 95 years of age, he's still going strong.

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An artist's rendering of an angel sitting under an asian pear tree.
Angels

How an Asian Pear Tree Helped Her Thrive

The bond that she had with the plant flourished as she regained her roots.

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An old photo of Mark and his family.
God's Grace

The Near-Death Experience That Brought Him Clarity

He almost died in the fire that killed his mother and brother. But the divine encounter gave him the strength he needed to get sober years later.

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