To communicate to clients that I have literally been where they are, sat where they are sitting, gives me a common ground to work from so I can better support them…
It’s not about me. It’s not my story. It’s about the One who shines through me. May God shine through me every day.
There’s nothing too big or too small that Christ can’t do. If you haven’t put your faith in Jesus Christ, today is the day.
God has given me a passion for [volunteering at UGM]…I have a love for [the women]. I feel compassion for where they are.
From where I began [at UGM], I’ve come almost full circle because I’m mentoring a guy down there right now.
God [is] filling up those areas that I had emptiness in. When I leave [Simonka Place], I want to be the very best clean and sober grandma, mom, and sister ever.
[God would] tell me He had not gone away, He was still there, and no matter how far I ran, I couldn’t get away.
If you had asked me when I was 15 or 16, I would’ve seen myself as having a wife, a kid, a dog, you know…
“If people would take the time to ask one question, ‘what’s your story,’ I’d tell them,” says Michael. “I don’t run from my past. I can’t because it tells a story, and so does my future.”
After about four years it got to the point where I had to make a choice; I was either going to be homeless and live on the streets or continue living with him.
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