About This Show
Ascent (www.ascent.org) is broadcasting a new recovery podcast - one-on-one interviews with your host, Ascent founder Brian Bailys and industry leaders in recovery.
Every couple of weeks, we will feature a new guest talking to Brian about their recovery or mental health story, how they ended up where they are today and advice for listeners.
You can find the Rise2Recovery podcast at Ascent.org, iTunes, Stitcher and on SoberPodcasts.com.
Together, we can rise above addiction.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 10 – Jenny Reese Clark
6 days ago
Jenny Reese Clark, a multiple felon of various drug charges including Unlawful Manufacturing of Methamphetamines, is no stranger to breaking the rules or suffering their consequences.
In April of 2010, Jenny’s life hit an all-time low as she turned her back on the home burning behind her. As a result of a chemical interaction, the clandestine laboratory that she brought secretly into her sister’s home exploded. As she took off shoeless, she ran as far as she could to escape the consequences. With her sister’s pet dead inside and her relationships destroyed through her own betrayals, Jenny woke up as a Jane Doe on a ventilator in an ICU 24 hours later knowing there was no way to come back from such destruction.
It wasn’t until Jenny went to prison on a 15 year sentence and lost every relationship, possession, and privilege she ever had that she began to honestly understand her true need and dependency upon her faith. She returned to her roots and picked up her biblical studies where they left off, this time clinging to every word knowing it meant her life or death.
After completing her first Christian fiction novel only a year and a half after her release, in her own words, she shares why she chooses to exploit her past weaknesses before the world.
“I’m not proud of how I’ve obtained the authority to write or speak on the subjects I do, but my incarceration and faith go hand in hand. Until I was still, I couldn’t see past myself; once I surrendered my selfish ways, the haze lifted and life began. The many lessons achieved through a consequence so great, is what inspires me to share these stories that carry both warning and hope.”