Entries by Alison Cooke

Blog Post – Early Mornings

Sallie Hussey As I think others have noted in this blog before, every morning at 8:30, TND staff gather together for a very brief time of prayer to start the day. We’re so very blessed to have the opportunity to take 15 minutes at the start of each day, any staff member who can, and […]

Blog Post – Heroes in Recovery 6K

Ashleigh Rakestraw “The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” –John Bingham, running speaker and writer The Next Door staff pictured at the Heroes in Recovery 6K It was a perfect fall morning last Saturday, September 9th.  A crisp breeze was blowing and by 7:45 am the […]

A Prayer on International Overdose Awareness Day

Carrie Fraser As we take time today to remember those we’ve lost in our personal lives and in our life together at TND I wanted to share one of my favorite prayers with you. Thank you for all the work each and every person here does to break the stigma of addiction and provide safe […]

Blog Post – The AA Promises

Ramie Siler 1. If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will be amazed before we are half way through. 2. We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. 3. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. 4. We will comprehend […]

Blog Post – Not So Different

Ginger Gaines I have the privilege of serving as the COO at The Next Door (TND). I came to TND with 20+ years of Business Management experience and a lifetime of being active in my church and serving in ministry with my husband. I always attended Sunday School and church every Sunday morning, Church Training […]

Blog Post – “Way to go, keep it up”

Linda Leathers I committed to myself at last year’s Heroes in Recovery 6K in Leiper’s Fork that I would run the 2017 race. The annual race on Saturday, September 9th is an inspiring and beautiful event that brings together individuals living in recovery – moms, dads, siblings, cousins, friends, and sponsors, to celebrate the recovery […]

Blog Post – Soul Work

Carrie Fraser “Cultivate these things. Immerse yourself in them. The people will all see you mature right before their eyes! Keep a firm grasp on both your character and your teaching. Don’t be diverted. Just keep at it” – 1 Timothy 4: 15 “If we are painstaking about this phase of our development, we will […]