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Our Stories


A woman who suffered with an issue of blood for 12 years knew if she just touched the hem of His garment she would be healed. And Jesus said, “Take courage daughter!

Your faith has made you well.” - Matthew 9:22


I have a heart problem. Left untreated it develops into a self-destructive tornado with alcoholism being the catalyst, leaving casualties in its path. My recovery started 14 years ago. I tried everything many times. Each time starting over being more difficult than the last time. Guilt was my trigger for relapse that haunted me. It was through ODF's Celebrate Recovery Women’s step study that I was finally free of that stronghold.  Jesus Christ is not only my Savior, but Lord of my life. Today, I have 3 years and 11 months in recovery. Not just sobriety, actual recovery. There is a difference. I continue to grow in my Celebrate Recovery Women’s leadership role. I have the honor of being a “present” parent, a dependable employee and a trusted friend.


“Jesus does not ask us to wait until later, until the end, for help and healing. We are freed not only from the fear of death but from the fear of life; we are freed for a new life that is trusting, hopeful and compassionate.”

John Baker - Celebrate Recovery Founder


What is different this time?

I am... I am free.

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