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Grief, gratitude, and grace


You will grieve, but your grief will suddenly turn to wonderful joy. — John 16:20. In the month of November, around Thanksgiving, I preached a sermon on the topic of gratitude. Knowing that my father was going to be among ...

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Resolving to love


Now that we’ve gotten that pesky Christmas Spirit out of our system, we can get back to what had been bugging us before we had to put in on hold for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Where were ...

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The gentle hand of grace

hands of grace

Most of us have done something dumb, where we can’t believe we put our lives, our jobs, our relationships, at risk, just because we weren’t paying attention. Here’s how it happened when, just days before my wife and I were ...

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Grace at work — even in tragedy

Santana High School

When the National Desk of The New York Times called me several years ago and asked if I could hurry to a high school in San Diego that had experienced a shooting, my heart sank. One reason my heart sank ...

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