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Holli and Daughters

Healing From Hurts, Habits, & Hangups

Published On May 20, 2024

Celebrate Recovery is a place for people to experience safety as they heal from the challenges life has thrown their way. This support group meets every Monday to give people the tools they need to overcome hurts, habits, and hang-ups. 

Holli was first connected to the group in the summer of 2008 when a friend recommended that she check it out. At that time, Holli was experiencing life changes and loss that were magnified by her struggles with depression. She reflects that the testimonies she heard at the first meeting made her confident that “this is a place that I can share and be honest about what I’m going through.” 

Celebrate Recovery follows a year-long curriculum that people can join at any point. It’s for anyone who is struggling with anything from anxiety and depression to substance abuse. The support this group offers gives people hope that they can overcome even their darkest days. Holli found care for her brokenness and shares that “my relationship with God completely changed because I understood that my identity is found in Christ, not other people or things.” 

In Mark 2:17, Jesus tells us that “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” We can approach God in any condition, and he will meet us right where we are. A relationship with Jesus does not mean we will not struggle, but it does promise us a new life of peace, hope, and healing.  In Holli’s words, “I thought I had to fit a mold for God to accept me. I learned in Celebrate Recovery that God meets you where you are, and he loves and accepts you right there.” 

Hurts, habits, and hang-ups affect us all, but they don’t have to consume your life. Go hppres.org/care to learn more about Celebrate Recovery or to sign up for pastoral or professional counseling. 

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