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"'For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.'" Jeremiah 29:11

Every family experience struggles, and the Millers are no exception. The darkest chapter of their lives are marked with pain, suffering, shame and brokenness. For the first 10 years of their marriage, the Millers appeared to be your typical All-American family - Matt and Chelsea lived in a beautiful suburban home in the picturesque town of Fort Collins, Colo., and by all accounts, they were a happily married couple that attended church, participated in community events and ran their own businesses. But behind closed doors, Matt and Chelsea's world was in turmoil. Despite the perfect outside appearance, they wrestled with depression and addiction and suffered in silence.

After years of experiencing many gaps and deficiencies in traditional methods of recovery, God stepped in and revealed himself in a beautiful and unexpected way. What could have potentially torn apart any family is exactly what drew Matt, Chelsea and their daughters closer together.

And it all started with a horse.

This horse was no ordinary horse. This horse was destined for slaughter. Sickly, malnourished and in desperate need of care - much like the Miller's relationship and family - this horse was not destined to live much longer when the Millers decided to rescue her. Matt and Chelsea came together as a family with their three young daughters and began the task of rehabilitating this horse they affectionately named Hope. It was through this unexpected journey of recovery that healing was found.


At the heart of the Millers' recovery was the surrender of their lives to Jesus and the redirection of their minds. Damaging repetitive thought patterns and memories soon became a thing of the past as their efforts and time with Hope gave them new and beautiful transformational experiences.

The Millers started a non-profit 501c3 which they named, Hope Lives which operates out of Storyridge Ranch.  The programs being designed for Hope Lives are modeled after the recovery that the Miller family experienced. Through surrender, love and Hope, restorative healing happens.

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