Here’s the story of a man who saw many challenges growing up. “It was a long walk…” says Josh, “and I’m just at the beginning.” In Plug in the Jug: Alcoholism to Saving Faith, a story of recovery and discovery, Josh recalls a young life that struggled with disappointments in faith, in family, and in what the world has to offer. He shares the story of growing in a church never knowing the joy of a relationship with Christ and being exposed only to the rules. Much of life was about what not to do. His parents divorced and in that breakdown of family, he found freedom from going to church and freedom from discipline. He sought peace in alcohol and drugs at an early age and gradually withdrew from friends isolating himself into what became dark addiction that seemed to allow escape from reality. In this powerful episode, Josh, opens up about how what he thought was an escape actually enslaved him. He shares about his road to recovery and ultimately a road to saving faith in Christ and the joy of family and friends. Alcoholism to Grace!
This is a remarkable story so relevant and so rich with the challenges many in our society face today. It is a story of great hope. Josh offers, “Always know, Jesus loves you no matter what you’ve done. He is there for you if you want a relationship with Him. I can’t emphasize it enough. Ask for help with addiction. Ask for spiritual help.”
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