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Fighting My Negative Bias

Fighting My Negative Bias

A funny thing happened in our on-campus gym the other day. A song came on, and my friend commented that he loved it but couldn’t remember the name. I loved the song too and couldn’t place the name. Then it hit me like a brick. Not only did I remember the artist and...

Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis

Who am I? That was the question I asked myself the first time I went into recovery. Two years later (now at No Longer Bound) I'm asking the same question. What’s the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Am I insane?...

From Beauty to Ashes: A Story of God’s Faithfulness

From Beauty to Ashes: A Story of God’s Faithfulness

“To all who mourn, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes . . . In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.” (Isaiah 61:3) Mike Harden was 17 years old when he joined the Marines. He spent 11 months, 28 days, 8...

Michael’s Reflections Upon NLB Graduation

Michael’s Reflections Upon NLB Graduation

ichael L’s entrance into No Longer Bound 13 months ago was, essentially, a plea deal. His other options could be considered shock therapy.“I was either going to prison, or I was going to die,” he indicated.Michael graduated in January, but has...