Amazing Grace: The Power of Presence

Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-3

“I didn’t know my dad was an alcoholic until I was in high school. It was probably because that was when the consequences of his actions became more pronounced, and as I got older I began to realize that he wasn’t just a really bad driver, but that he was likely often driving under the influence. I look back on my childhood and, in hindsight, see all sorts of signs. My mother even admitted to me recently that although my dad often got off work around 3 in the afternoon, she chose to leave me at the after school program until she could pick me up around 5 or 6 because she couldn’t rely on him to be sober enough to come get me.”

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