Jim Riley Outreach
August 2012
Issue: 2

The Parker House
Meet Sandra Pickard 

Combine God's sense of humor with Jim & Robin Riley's sense of purpose, and miracles happen. Sixteen years ago, as a non-Christian, I landed in Robin's group believing I was going to learn how to fix the problem in my marriage, my husband. Obviously, God and Robin had a different idea. Before completing the first study in the group, I gave my life to Christ, and this is where the humor comes in. Today, I am a Biblical Counselor, a Certified Biblical Life Coach, and best of all, the mentor for the Parker House, the sober living home for ladies sponsored by the Jim Riley Outreach. What an honor it is for me to be a part of the Outreach and to be provided an opportunity to help these young ladies understand that God still loves them, life is not the sum total of their mistakes, and their future as a sober person can be amazing.
Biblical Life Coaching


Recently I completed my training for certification as a Biblical Life Coach.  I am very excited about the opportunities this training gives me for helping our ladies in a brand new area.  Counseling is focused on helping an individual deal with his/her past.  Coaching is about the future, helping people who want to get unstuck, build their confidence, expand their vision for the future,  fulfill their dreams, unlock their potential, increase their skills, move through transitions, and take practical steps toward their goals.  I absolutely believe that a factor in relapse is the individual has no vision of his/her new life in recovery.  They simply return to their environment attempting to use the tools of recovery without redefining who they are and what they want out of life.  I look forward to working with these ladies as they discover the truth presented in  Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future".  What a good God and what a powerful promise. Thank you for helping The Jim Riley Outreach help others as they step into the future God has for them.  You change lives.


In This Issue
Meet Sandra Pickard, Director at Parker House, our mentoring home for women
Biblical Life Coaching
Featured Article
Parker House, sponsored by Jim Riley Outreach, is a mentoring home for ladies who are committed to a  structured, sober, and productive lifestyle. This testimonial is from a former resident celebrating three years of sobriety.
"Sandra Pickard has been a positive influence in my life and very instrumental in the success of my recovery. My mentor since January 2010, she has walked me through some of my most difficult days and shown me how God can grow me through it. The best gift she gave me was teaching and guiding me to see myself the way God sees me.  She has an amazing ability to show me areas where I am wrong and need growth with so much grace and love. She allows God to work through her and it shows in both her actions and deeds.  She truly walks the talk, and my life will forever be changed because of her loving guidance."
Lee Ann Teasley, Director of Development
Jim Riley Outreach