Religion

Aaron Varela Maldonado

Grace through addiction

“I’ve always believed in God, but I was never as religious,” said Aaron Varela Maldonado. “I never really prayed—just at times like ‘please don’t let me crash,’...

Finding a constant love

J Koebel’s dreams were coming true. He moved from Wisconsin to New York City where he was soon working regularly as a stand up comedian. Yet his addictions b...

Praying for relief

Finding peace in the midst of overwhelming anxiety My first memory of dealing with anxiety was as a young child in late elementary school, waiting for my mom...

Fighting for success

“I died and came back—overdosed actually,” Ian Butler said. “My vision was getting blurry and I was getting ready to go, getting ready to die so I said my last ...

Core convictions

Holiness as biblical spirituality The Salvation Army’s first doctrine is concerned with the Bible, a remarkable book that has had a profound impact throughou...