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After Decades of Abuse & Addiction, Young Mother Thankful for New Life

Posted: November 20, 2019

When Lisa* was a little girl, Thanksgiving meant ordering fast food while family members got drunk and fought. Her traumatic childhood led her to decades of dysfunction, drug abuse and jail time. During those years of chaos, Lisa had five children.

Earlier this year, Lisa hit rock bottom and checked into a Christ-centered residential recovery center in Charlotte, North Carolina. By the grace of God, this Thanksgiving will look a lot different for Lisa and her children. Listen to the story of God’s faithfulness in her life on this episode of GPS.

*Name has been changed for privacy.

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Music used in this episode:

MercyMe – Beautiful @ 0:42
MercyMe – Beautiful @ 17:11
MercyMe – Flawless @ 21:13

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