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Graham: If God could forgive Paul, he can certainly forgive you!

kalantri on Miscellaneous - Dear Rev. Graham: How bad do you have to be before God won't have anything to do with you? I've lived a pretty wild life and I'm in jail now. Two men on my block have become Christians and are urging me to do the same, but I honestly can't believe God could ever forgive me. -- M.H.

A: God has promised to forgive anyone -- without exception -- who truly repents of their sin and by faith commits their life to Jesus Christ. The Bible is clear: "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be

Hit-and-run victim wants public help to forgive driver

kalantri on Miscellaneous - TACOMA, Wash. -- To grasp the peace and dignity of Gregory Adams requires one to ask the unimaginable: What would you want to say to the hit-and-run driver who nearly killed you?

"Speaking directly to him, I'm gonna say 'God bless you'," Adams says.

On September 3, Adams was waiting for the light to turn "walk" to cross a south Tacoma crosswalk. He started walking, and that was the last thing he remembers.

The man who found him lying in the road, 50 feet from the impact, thought he was

Hit-and-Run Victim’s Father Says He Cannot Forgive Driver Who Fled

kalantri on Miscellaneous - GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) _ The father of a Middlebury woman killed in a hit-and-run accident says he can understand that the accident occurred, but cannot forgive the driver who left the scene.

The Republican American reports that Richard Beebe says he can’t believe the driver has not turned himself in.
Police say 21-year-old Meghan Beebe was struck early Saturday morning in a Greenwich parking lot after a night out with friends.

Police say the driver stopped briefly after hitting her, the

Vindicator should forgive, forget past transgressions of Kerrigan

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - Vindicator should forgive, forget past transgressions of Kerrigan

I write about Pat Kerrigan, a former Youngstown municipal judge, who was convicted for wrongdoing for acts that occurred over 20 years ago. Pat Kerrigan and I are lifelong friends, and he also happens to be my nephew. I also know him to be a man of faith, integrity and compassion for his fellow man. My views are shared by many others.

On July 21, The Vindicator ran a story on Page 1 of the Sports section describing how 63-y

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Prisoner apologizes, asks for forgiveness

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - My name is Ronald E. Hupp Jr. I am a 29-year-old inmate serving a four-year prison sentence from Licking County because of a third-degree felony conviction for aggravated drug possession and a third-degree felony conviction for tampering with evidence.

The reason I am writing this letter is because I felt the need to not only make a sincere apology to my family, friends and the courts as I’ve done, but also because I felt the need to apologize to you. I now realize and accept the fact that m

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Dallas, DeSoto shooting victims' relative offers forgiveness

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - The mother and grandmother of two victims in this week’s shooting spree that left four dead said Friday that she hopes for forgiveness for the suspect, but she also added her own earthly assessment of Erbie Lee Bowser.

“We ask God to forgive you … because we’re Christians,” Lurlean Smith

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Burglar begs for, and receives, forgiveness from minister

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LYNN — A judge ordered a mental-health evaluation for a city man police say broke into a family’s home early Saturday, threatened to kill the residents, and then — after learning one of the victims was a minister — broke down and begged for forgiveness.

“I don’t know how I got the strength, sir, but I put my hand on his shoulder and said ‘I forgive you,’ and I asked, ‘Can I pray for you?’” April Leone, a minister at Community Tabernacle of Deliverance on Western Avenue, said Tuesday afte

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Rwanda survivor teaches forgiveness

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - Immaculée Ilibagiza is a polished motivational speaker, a best-selling author and the recipient of honorary doctorates and humanitarian awards.

But 20 years ago, Ilibagiza was in far different circumstances. When genocide broke out in her home country of Rwanda in 1994, she spent nearly three months hiding in a tiny bathroom with seven other women. The experience tested her faith and her fortitude, but Ilibagiza says she never wavered.

When rebels entered the home she was in, Ilibagiza tu

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QFest features story of brutal attack, forgiveness and the will to live in "Where I Am"

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - Robert Drake is a novelist and literary editor from Philadelphia who fell in love with an Irish doctor, and moved to Dublin to start a new life in a new country.

After two years, tragedy struck. While temporarily staying in the small town of Sligo on the western coast of Ireland, he was savagely beaten by two strangers in his own apartment.

He was in a coma for months, and suffered brain damage. Drake had to relearn how to talk, and to eat. He is now confined to a wheelchair and relies on

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‘Heaven’s Rain’: painful road to forgiveness

forgiveness on Miscellaneous - When Brooks Douglass awoke in ICU after enduring a gunshot wound, the last thing on the mind of the 16-year-old preacher’s son was forgiveness.

After all, the two men who shot Douglass also hogtied his family at gunpoint, raped his sister Leslie, who was 12, and killed his parents Richard and Marilyn.

But after several decades and career changes, Douglass decided to share his journey to forgiveness by creating a movie, “Heaven’s Rain,” telling his story of faith and finding peace in the m

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