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Exercising faith and compassion


Nearly seven years ago, Pathways Church told its members to stay away from its usual Sunday worship services. The congregation has never been the same. That Sunday the Santee congregation joined forces with Vision San Diego and its Don’t Go ...

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Lessons in suffering


During Mike Atkinson’s 14-month journey with kidney failure, he has discovered that “while physical ailments can bring you down, there are some things that I’ve learned that help remind me that I’m a human and not a blob in a recliner.” ...

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Hollywood reality


In the shadow of show-biz glitz the homeless dwell while Christian ministries set out to help them. Movie fans in more than 200 countries this year watched the Oscar ceremonies at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, steps away from the historic Grauman’s ...

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Musician’s charity work strikes a chord with kids

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Lamar Lacañgan had just come off of a multi-year tour with his singing group, Kindred Three, and time became his new companion. “I chose not to re-sign my deal,” he said. “After that I was, ‘OK, now what? What have ...

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Point blank | Shooting alters singer’s direction

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Lamar Lacañgan was sitting in the driver’s seat of his car. Next to him was Tony, a friend from high school. A recent graduate of Rancho Buena Vista High School, Lacañgan was visiting his hometown during a break from pharmacy ...

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Thrivent angels raise funds for homeless youth

Homeless teen

Two millennia after angels harkened the arrival of Jesus’ birth, a different team of angels, assisted by a Thrivent Action Team, descended on North Park Dec. 13 to bring their own glad tidings. The result was the raising of $18,000 ...

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