Patrick’s Story

“Yo Doc, we gettin’ together tomorrow?” “Sure Pat. I’ll pick you up” This was a common interchange I would have with my friend Patrick O’Malley over the last dozen or so years.   I first met Patrick through my association with our church’s outreach to people in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse.  This was uncharted,…

Huntsville Facility

Saving Your Soul

Here is an interesting verse familiar to many of you. “What do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul? Is there anything worth more than your soul?” (Matthew 16:26). Not trying to take away from God’s Word, but to understand it in a different way, could we consider: “What do you benefit if you…

Clowns

We All Have Fears

Several years ago, I discovered that one of my friends (and former His Way graduate) was deathly afraid of clowns. We were going to the grand opening of one of our thrift stores. Unbeknownst to us, The Saving Way management arranged for someone to be there dressed as a clown handing out balloons and adding…

Fear

The Belief of Courage

As David headed to the frontlines of Israel’s military conflict with the Philistines to bring supplies to his brothers, he found an astonishing situation.  The army of the God of Israel was cowering in their tents paralyzed by their common fear of the Philistine warrior champion, Goliath.  All the soldiers had personally sheltered themselves in…

Covid Masks

Overcome…or Overcomer?

Six weeks ago, when we were first feeling the impact of this pandemic, I never imagined where it would take us.  So many in our world seem absolutely paralyzed by fear. I had a friend share with me some ancient definitions of addiction.  And one was simply bondage.  Being in bondage to fear and doubt…

A Virus Antidote

What a strange week it has been.  As major sporting leagues and events cancel seasons and championships, as our stores are raided for toilet paper and cleaning supplies, as families hunker down in place for long spring breaks or the end of the school year classroom instruction, it seems there is an eerie doomsday sense…