Singer-songwriter Amy Grant’s farm in Franklin, Tenn., has become a place of healing. The Hidden Trace Retreat provides a place where women feel God’s presence and the freedom to share their stories. It's a place where they can be known, and it’s OK. “The peace of...

“Dad, you’re nothing but a crackhead. I don't ever want to see you again.” My son was 15, and he was right. He and my ex-wife had come to my apartment and found me getting high, again. I’d been a functional addict for more than two decades,...

As the number of drug overdose deaths continues to break records in Winnebago County, Rockford Rescue Mission is asking for the community’s partnership in directing people to its life-changing services. The Mission is offering postcards outlining the comprehensive help available through its Life Recovery Program. Rockford...

I quit my factory job in South Beloit in March 2020 – unfortunately, just a few days before the lockdown started. I regretted the decision, of course, because when everything shut down it was hard to get another job. I got a few odd jobs...