Shocked By God’s Love

Maurice’s Pain No matter what he did, Maurice couldn’t erase the horrific memories of being abused as a child. Running around with the wrong crowd didn’t work. Neither did pain pills and crack cocaine. Not even a mental breakdown that resulted in his being hospitalized for a lengthy period could make him forget how worthless he […]


Leslie Is An Overcomer

Overcoming Addiction After two failed marriages, Leslie tried everything to fill the void in her life. “I tried filling it with pain pills to ease the migraines, alcohol, men in my life, material things. Nothing worked until I came to KARM’s Serenity women’s program and got back with the Lord.” Leslie says her new life feels great. “I haven’t […]


Jody’s Close Call

One Cold Winter Night We begged Jody not to go back outside. “It’s bitterly cold outside. You’ve been drinking and too many things could go wrong,” we warned him as temperatures dipped into the 20s. But Jody would have none of it. When we took away his bottle of mouthwash — a source of alcohol often used by people […]


No Longer a Drifter

From One Disaster to Another Richard has seen more than his share of disasters. He was living in New Orleans when the floods came and wiped him out. So he jumped at the chance to move to Gatlinburg when a new friend promised him a job. But that, too, was a disaster. Turns out his […]