Episode Summary:

I talk with Tonie Camacho who lost a parent early in life, lived with a mentally ill mother, was sexually abused, raped and left for dead. She turned to alcohol as a coping mechanism. After her third DWI, and time in jail, God saved her. She learned that you are never too lost for God to save you. Sobriety is a daily struggle. But Tonie learned that the storm doesn’t last forever and God is on the other side with His hand open.

If you or a loved one struggle with alcoholism and addiction, you’ll want to listen to this hope-filled perspective.

For more of Tonie’s journey and hope-filled perspective, visit: God Finds Us Even in the Midst of Alcoholism

 

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Quotables from the Episode:

  • You are never too lost for God to save you.
  • My saving grace was when God showed me He truly was willing to leave the 99 to save me.
  • Addiction is about control and requires surrendering to God for control.
  • I maintain my sobriety because God saved me and drinking again would be thumbing my nose at God.
  • The storm doesn’t last forever. God is on the other side with His hand open.
  • God was with me the whole time. All I had to do was turn around.

 

Scripture References:

  • Psalm 5:10 NKJV “Create in me a clean heart, O God, renew a new spirit in me.”
  • Psalms 27:1 NKJV “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; whom shall I be afraid?”

 

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Guest:

Tonie CamachoTonie Camacho is a 53-year old woman in recovery from alcoholism; drinking since the age of 14. She was sexually abused as a child, raped at age 24 and left for dead. Today she is a new woman with a thirst for life and the Lord. She believes that with God all things are possible.

 

 

Hosted By: Dr. Michelle Bengtson
Audio Technical Support: Bryce Bengtson

 

I talk with Tonie Camacho who lost a parent early in life, lived with a mentally ill mother, was sexually abused, raped and left for dead. She turned to alcohol as a coping mechanism. After her third DWI, and time in jail, God saved her. She learned that you are never too lost for God to find you. Sobriety is a daily struggle. But Tonie learned that the storm doesn’t last forever and God is on the other side with His hand open.

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