Category: Living Gracefully

Our most powerful weapon.

A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. She had the children take a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stamp on it and really mess it up but do not rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, …

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Love the one in front of you

Heidi Baker with her husband Roland founded and leads an organization called Iris Ministries. One of their primary functions was to establish an orphanage for the unwanted children of Mozambique Africa. Heidi’s mission statement at the time was to simply, “love the one in front of you.” Because of this strong intentional love for the …

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An Entire Team Of Teenage Football Players Showing Grace

Is forgiveness enough?

What if we supported our leaders?

Over the years we as a nation seemed to find ways to criticize our presidents for their shortcomings. Bill Clinton was criticized for being too sexual, George Bush was criticized for being too dumb and a bit of warmonger, And now Obama is criticized for being too young and inexperienced. We can always find ways …

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Crazy Street Preachers

  A couple of years ago while I was walking through downtown Eugene, I heard a man on a street corner shouting scriptures. Taken back, I turned to see an elderly man with a long beard was shouting to an empty pavilion, and of course in old King James. Oh, great!  I thought.   Here …

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No one cares about intention

I am so very embarrassed to say this took me 28 years of life to learn. Up until this point, whenever someone came to me offended by something I did, I would apologize but one of two ways. 1) Thats not what I meant, I am sorry you took it that way. 2) I am …

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