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By Wilson Lee
In my work at Cityteam, I think a lot about addiction and the mystery of recovery. I wonder why some people are more prone to addiction than others? And what does it take for an addict to recover without relapsing? I don’t know all the answers, but I have learned to see the divine image in those struggling with addiction, and to believe that they are worthy of respect and love from above. In turn, those who are ready to be saved find hope, freedom, and a place they can redeem their lives, sometimes more than once.
Addiction is a multi-faceted, multi-dimensional malady. Beyond a mere failure of the will, addiction has psychological, biological, and social causes brought about by physical cravings, genetic dispositions, familial upbringing and societal pressures. It embodies the experience of Romans 7:18b-19, “For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. Read more
My name is Luz Gomez. I was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia. I grew up as a Catholic and studied Catechism in Catholic School.
Chantu Lee (from our English Congregation) and I were classmates in a Human Growth and Development Class at Mission College.
We had not seen each other since we completed the class in 2014. Last year, when I was taking a walk at the Redwoods in Scotts Valley with my grandson, I ran into Chantu. We chatted about the overwhelming problems I was facing at home and work. We exchanged phone numbers. Later I called Chantu and told her I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety…my heartbeat was irregular, my mind was cloudy, my husband was also sick, my grandson was in the Intensive Care Unit, and my boss was oppressing me. Read more
By Vivian Chen
Have you heard of a man named Rees Howells? Neither had I until my family embarked on a class assignment for the Children’s Intercessory School, that started at the beginning of this year. My hope when I signed up for the School was to develop in my children a life of prayer together — prayer beyond the standard wish list style and instead based on anointed teaching and on the presence of God. Read more