Find Hope

Kleptomaniac.

Tisa

I never paid for gas. I never paid for my food; not even at convenience stores. I didn’t pay for the cokes I got. I would steal cases of beer at time, leather coats, my Prom dress.

VP for CBS Records, buds with Michael Jackson, but still empty.

Bernie Miller

One morning I woke up, and I turned on the TV, and the night prior to that I was watching an x-rated movie channel. When I woke up and turned on the TV it was on the 700 Club!

From riches to rags to trust.

Bernie Miller

Because of back taxes they took all the money I had in the bank. So I didn’t have anything except for a name and royalties that were also tied up. So I was really having to trust God.

Rich and macho on the outside.

Tony

"I was poor when I was young so I did everything to become rich now. I was unloved when I was young so I wanted to have as many friends as I could. I bought. I paid. I went. I did. I gave. It wasn’t generosity. It was need."

Wife and I headed to Nashville with no money.

Jordan Feliz

So we just left. I had no shows booked, I had no nothing. We didn’t have enough money to get to Nashville, so it was like; “Alright Lord, let’s see what you can do.”

Lost my right arm just before the NFL draft.

Inky Johnson

They said; “Son you can never play the game of football again.”

My Grandmother tried three times to abort me.

Angie

"When my mother told her that she was pregnant she took her to what we would call now a backwoods abortionist."

Life ... or a paycheck?

Bernie R

A lot of people would ask the question; “So tell me when I’m going to die.” What I learned was, that the more important question is; “When are we going to start living?”

Gambled away me and my husband's paychecks.

Catherine

I would put on my clothes and I would tip [toe] out in the middle of the night to go gamble. In a week he would get paid. He would give me money to go buy the groceries. I’d go gamble every bit of it.

I thought fame was the answer .

Chris M

I began to fill it with my surroundings, which was women and alcohol. It wasn’t long until I found myself with a $70,000 a year cocaine addiction.