Ruckus from Southside Reseda: Ryan’s Story

Posted 05.03.2021

“Take Your Ass to the Mission,” she said with a gun in his face.  Crude yes, but it was a language he could understand. And that God would use. Ryan has always been a fast talker. But he never thought he’d be a fast typist—or even be able to type at all. Or, for that […]

Addictionville: How a Nice Kid Like Him Ended up in a Bad Place Like This

Posted 03.10.2021

Addictionville: How a Nice Kid Like Him Ended Up in a Bad Place Like This Forty-six-year-old Shawn Mellis grew up in the picturesque mountain town of McCloud, CA—his feet planted solidly on the terra firma of family. His was an idyllic childhood spent playing in the rivers and woods of “God’s country.” It was as […]

Her Time to Shine

Posted 01.26.2021

Her Time to Shine: From Basket Case to Basking in the Lord, Tammy is Finally Learning How to Overcome the Shame of Her Past Tammy has been through the ringer—several times. A bitter divorce and caring for a special needs child, as well as several other children who were a parenting challenge early on, put […]

“Crazy Girl” How One Woman Found Victory over Mental Illness and What She Wants Others to Know

Posted 12.03.2020

“Crazy Girl” How One Woman Found Victory over Mental Illness and What She Wants Others to Know – by Jenni Keast There is sibling teasing, and then there’s just plain meanness. That’s what Natasha Crow endured as a child—outright and systematic abuse from two of her brothers. But that’s only part of her sordid story. […]

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