The Kevin Hines Story

This man is in the 1% who survived a jump from the Golden Gate bridge, and he learned how very precious a gift life is. He thought no one cared, but he soon knew that everyone cares. "The very millisecond my hands left that rail the only thoughts in my mind were, 'What have I just done?'  I prayed, 'God please save me I don't want to drown! I made a mistake.'" "The depression was gone.  The only thing I wanted to do was survive. I learned very clearly that suicide is never, nor ever sh...
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12 Steps to Change

12 People - 12 Stories - 12 Steps to Change Addiction - to drugs - or sex - or alcohol - or even to food - can be overcome if the addict will seek help. Here are 12 success stories, linked with each of the 12 steps in the program. "You live these two lives."  "Honestly, I was prepared to lie until I was dead."  "If there was a sexual thing you could pay for, I bought it." "I just knew that I needed my pain to stop." "As an addict you think, if I admit defeat, then what's left? ... Th...
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Step 4: Truth – Austin’s Story about Addiction Recovery

“I learned about group meetings…. It’s very hard to describe, the empathy, the love, the honesty, the humility … They emphasize not just your weaknesses, but also your strengths, and that was hard because I didn’t want to see the good … The fourth step helped me see the good that was always there … there was a lot of good … it was just hidden and buried under years of substances and years of guilt … I learned that I needed my God, I learned that I needed my brothers and sisters … and every t...
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Looking for Gold

A while back my kids decided that they wanted to collect a coin from every country on the planet.  It seemed like a fun activity, especially because we could learn a little geography together.  We headed off to the local coin shop and each kid would pay a quarter to pick a world coin from a bucket.  We’d go home, figure out where the coin was from and put a little star on our map.  But after a few trips I realized that this would end up requiring a lot of time and money if we were actually g...
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