Find Hope

Picked up by a stranger. Forever changed.

Vicky

My friend, cliff, and I we’re trying to get from Dallas to Norman, Oklahoma. We were hippies, and looked very much like hippies. A young teenage boy stopped, in a Volkswagen Van, of course. It was 1970, and picked us up. He w...

Face to face with my combat enemy.

Roger - part 2

“Sir, because Jesus Christ has healed all the pain that was associated with my experience here in Vietnam. I can say to you, “I love you and God loves you.” When I said that the interpreter began to bawl.

I kept dreaming about visiting Dad in prison.

Ealum

As the dreams continued I began to focus on the issue of forgiveness concerning my dad.

Survived grenade and bullet wounds, but not the nightmares.

Roger

I had twenty-seven operations and four plastic surgery operations. When I got out of the hospital nine months later I looked okay on the outside; but inside I was still wounded.

Mom was dying. I took her prescription pain pills.

Brooke

Then I actually started dating a boy who used them recreationally. It led me to use them more and more, which led to a path of just, it led to addiction. I started to become dependent on them.

Former racist and Black Panther.

Herb

When I was about twelve or thirteen years old I heard my grandfather say, “The only good white man is a dead one.”

Even a great dad cannot meet the deepest needs.

Jeff K

There’s some sort of hole in your heart that you're still trying to get filled. You wish your Dad had said some wonderful things.

When drums and guitars first hit the churches.

Chuck

To have Billy Graham come up after hippies played and preach to them was like a moment of truth. Like, well maybe if it’s okay with Billy, it’s okay with God.

From starting NFL quarterback to cut and humiliated.

Jeff K

I was realizing that more of my identity was wrapped up in the NFL and in quarterbacking than in who God says I am, my worst moment of life converted to my very best moment of life in a matter of fifteen seconds.

Because I said "hi" she didn't kill herself.

Matt K

She later told that she was thinking about suicide, and that it was my simple hello that had let her know that she was alive.