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Ed Thomas: A Story of Forgiveness

Feb 09, 2024 / Character     

Most of us can forgive small stuff...but what about the big things that cause us great pain?  Ed Thomas was a caring husband, a good dad, and a highly respected man in his community.  After decades of coaching his football team, Ed was awarded the coveted NFL High School Coach of the Year in 2005.  Four years later, a former student walked into the school locker room, pulled out his gun and unloaded seven bullets into Coach Thomas…just like that, he was gone. But the stunned, yet strong, Thomas family reacted in a remarkable way. Watch their moving story on my blog at



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