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Winning Essay: What I Wish People Knew About Homelessness

Dec 10, 2020 1:06:00 PM

"Being homeless doesn't make you less of a person." UGM Men's Shelter resident

We Asked Shelter Residents to Define Grace

Oct 29, 2020 1:41:06 PM

Grace is the foundation for all we do at the Union Gospel Mission. We asked residents what grace means to them.

Women's Recovery: Reflecting the God Who Sees

Jul 23, 2020 1:16:27 PM

UGM's Jana Ross discusses childhood neglect, trauma, and God's pursuit of the damaged heart.

Emily: Living Life Loved

Mar 26, 2020 10:44:22 AM

Thanks to a new understanding of grace, Emily went from living life in fear and shame to living life loved.

Confessions of a Good Girl

Dec 18, 2019 12:16:23 PM

As good as I have always tried to be, if my hope is in my own performance, I am doomed. Grace requires that we recognize and admit our inadequacy, our failures and our sin.

The Problem with Self-Improvement

Apr 19, 2018 4:26:17 PM

The first and biggest problem with seeing Christianity as a self-improvement plan is that it dishonors God and makes me the focus of my life.

Learning about Grace and Truth

Nov 23, 2016 2:49:53 PM

Merrily reflects on what she learned about grace and truth during her two years at UGM and what she'll take with her as she moves on to her next adventure.

What Is a "Grace-Based" Environment?

Mar 29, 2016 4:28:08 PM

Grace isn't simply "letting people off the hook." Jesus helps us understand how He heals us and what grace actually is in the healing process.

UGM Camp: Treasuring At-Risk Kids

Jul 10, 2015 2:43:00 PM

Kids learn new skills, do outdoor activities, and have fun at UGM Camp. But more significantly, the mission of Camp is to make kids feel treasured.

The Beauty of God's Love

Feb 16, 2015 4:17:56 PM

Former UGM Staff Writer, Merrily Brast, shares a few thoughts about God's love.