Writers Nook

The Writers Nook is a place where we collect stories of recovery, hope and transformation. Writing our stories can be such a powerful tool to process trauma, rebuild self-esteem and support sustained recovery. Recovery looks different for every individual. Every story is unique, special and significant. We need all these messy, beautiful, and powerful stories to remind us that people do change and that transformation and recovery are truly possible with the power of Jesus!


By Christopher Bennett Recently I had the pleasure of hearing a sermon on community and its importance in spiritual life.  Discussing the importance of community in recovery is “preaching to the choir” if such a thing has ever existed.  Sobriety is a lifestyle shift that is foundationally built on community and social supports.  You see …

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Making Room

Written by Amy Belawske (Photo from the summit of Whiteface Mountain taken by A. Belawske) When it comes to God as “the Father”, my heart has been conflicted and embittered at times. There have been times when I couldn’t even make sense of this role of God and why it is so important when I …

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A few years ago I purchased an awesome sweater. It was wool, hand-spun from adorable doe eyed Irish sheep…and then a few months later, in a moment of preoccupation, I threw it into a load of laundry with my bedding…and it came out looking like a straitjacket for a two year old. For years this …

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