Stop Giving Yourself Grace. Instead, Do This.

Jul 18
This story originally appeared at QARA, you can view it here.

Grace needs to be the air we breathe, the atmosphere we live in, whether in church or in the home. (Allen Snapp)

Evans, a bright-eyed eighth grader in the Mathare Slum in Nairobi, Kenya had completed – and passed – the national exam that would allow him the opportunity to progress to secondary school. For him, that school was hours away from the only home he had ever known. But mom, a single parent who struggled to find work in the deeply impoverished community, encouraged him to get on a bus and pursue his dreams. Those dreams were far bigger than receiving a high school diploma. Evans wanted to be a pilot. He had been on an airplane, but he knew pilots helped people get from one place to another to care for other people.  “I want to show kids here in Mathare that they can make something good of their…

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