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Progress Not Perfection-Lacey Phillips


It’s been a little over 3 months since I arrived at Peggy’s House. I just celebrated 90 days clean and sober. A feat I haven’t accomplished in many years. I look around every day in absolute awe and amazement. I am filled with gratitude daily. I thank God often for bringing me to AROH and allowing me to get to know him better. I am most definitely not doing it perfect but I am doing my best. I am truly blessed to watch people grow and change, myself included, as they find God. Or to see them strengthen a bond that once was there and has fallen by the wayside.

I get to witness the absolute miracle of Peggy’s House, the Men’s House and the Thrift Store. I get to see the way people come in and watch as they sit in bible study. Just like that, in a blink of an eye, you can see their hearts soften. Little by little. The act of working at the Thrift Store and giving back to the community that so graciously gives to us, is inspiring.

We all still have our days where our worldly problems seem to overwhelm our thoughts and predetermine our mindset for the day. We still stumble a little but we have so much love for one another in our little Ray of Hope Family. We do everything possible to make sure nobody falls. I am so thankful that God is patient, loving and kind. He shows all of us that all the time.

I look forward to now being baptized soon. I pray all the time some days. I still mess up and have plenty of things to repent for daily. I know I will never be perfect but God will still love me as long as I keep Him in my heart and live His will.

If the saying, “A family that prays together, stays together” is true, then I couldn’t be happier about that. Our family of Hope always prays together and you can always feel the overwhelming power of love and the awesome power of God in our home.

It was his will that brought us together and through the love He shows us, He makes us a Family.

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