The Transforming Power of Grace

November 19, 2014 11:16 PM

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Lately, I have been wondering what would happen if we regularly extended grace-meaning unmerited favor -- to each other regardless of whether it is deserved or has been earned. Over the last eight years my children and I have walked through some very tough times. But, whether it was a casserole left on the back porch, gasoline for our car, money for back to school clothing or an extension to pay a bill, friends and strangers alike have freely extended grace to us again and again. One experience that my children and I had early on our journey is indicative of the outpouring of grace that we have received, and I want to share it with you.

In May 2007, I sold the only home that my children had ever known as part of my divorce. The house sold very quickly leaving me only a few days to find a suitable new home for my children and I. Unfortunately, the only housing that I could find turned out to be anything but suitable. In fact, the ap...

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