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Just Because

by Monica
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If you ask Gracie if she has any siblings she’ll tell you she has a sister in college. This sister happens to be her God-sister, Brie, the daughter of our best friends and Grace’s God-parents. Brie is one of the most amazing young women I have in my life. I’ve […]

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Thank You

by Monica

Not too long ago I gave Gracie her first prayer journal. She has filled it with picture prayers and praises that have amazed me. I was recently flipping through her prayer journal and saw a picture of two people under a rainbow with hearts that said: “Mom and Dad.” “Gracie, […]

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Orphans Allowed

by Monica
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At dinner a few weeks ago Grace piped up recounting this exchange with her friend David: “I was talking with David today and I told him we were going to marry. He said ‘But, I don’t want to marry!’ and I said: ‘But it will be so FUN! We’ll have […]

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The Epic Expedition

by Monica
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Gracie loves adventures. She always says: “Let’s go Exploring!” which means she is ready to have a real encounter with the world! In these expeditions we breathe in the love and glory of the Lord as we walk through her grandfather’s farm; braving forests and fields, or walking our country […]

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Jesus’ Special Treasure

by Monica
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The other night I was having a moment of feeling judged by the world and ugly inside and out. Gracie, as is her way, put her little hand to my cheek and said: “You are a most beautiful princess because Jesus has put a special treasure in your heart.” To say that Gracie is […]

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We Need Daddy

by Monica
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Is there anyone who hasn’t experienced the joy of seeing a child hold hands with mom and dad and gloriously swing between them? Gracie is a big fan of this game. Any chance she finds herself in the middle of Doug and I she says; “Let’s play ‘1-2-3!’”And we are […]

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