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Measuring Success at Rescue Missions (Part One)

How do we measure success at rescue missions?  (Part One) I frequently ask staff members, “How is your mission doing?”  The answer is usually about numbers:  meals served, nights of lodging, food boxes distributed and so forth.  Sometimes I hear about growing budgets, additional staff members, new facilities, etc.  However, when asked about the purpose […]

What about Smoking and Recovery from Addiction?

Smoking is the most preventable cause of death in our society.  It is responsible for about 419,000 US deaths each year.  Smoking accounts for 1/3 of cancer deaths. It is a major cause of heart disease and cancers of the lungs, mouth, pharynx, larynx, esophagus, pancreas, uterus, cervix, kidney, and bladder.  The average smoker shortens […]