Stranger’s Kindness Makes Things Right Again

My purse was stolen when I was in college. A few years later, it happened again. Was it my fault? Absolutely. I had been careless both times. The grief I felt came from a sense of being personally violated, but it also stemmed from something larger. I had believed in my heart that people were…
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Gratitude Paves The Way For Healing

It’s humbling to realize that while I was sitting on the living room floor watching my kids tear into the colorful assortment of presents under the Christmas tree, other lives were unfolding simultaneously in ways much different than mine. Jayne Holtgrewe of Moorhead spent her day nursing her husband back to health after he experienced…
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The Conclusion Of A Christmas Kindness Story

Last week, I shared part one of the story of a single mom struggling to make ends meet with her teenage son. It’s the backdrop of pain in our lives that gives our joy such brilliance. And often, it’s receiving an act of kindness at just the right time that spurs us to do the…
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A Christmas Kindness Story, Part 1

It’s our stories that build the color into our lives. Yes, there is often pain as they are being written, but without that pain we wouldn’t know real joy. I want to spend this week and next sharing the story of a mom and her teenage son, and the beauty that unfolded when one act…
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No Need To Plan Kindness This Season

Are you done? Have you finished all the hustle and bustle that comes with creating the magic of the season? If so, good for you! (Now can you come to my house and help me?) If not, take heart. Ironically, it’s in the midst of our craziest schedules that we are most blessed with the…
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