Forgiveness

Return Good to Evil: A Devotional of Grace

by Monica
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Grace has had to navigate some difficult friendship issues this year. She was so befuddled! Her heart just couldn’t comprehend why friends would act so cruelly. Why weren’t they all just playing together having fun?! This issue gave us opportunities for good, hard conversations about friendship. In those conversations we […]

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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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If Only….

by Monica
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The other day I was frustrated as I admonished Gracie ONCE AGAIN for leaving her clothes strewn all over her room. “Sorry, Mama.” She said as I sighed in exasperation. She dutifully (and cheerfully!) began to pick up her room. As she worked away she proclaimed in her typical “this […]

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He Makes You Good with His Love

by Monica
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The day after the Ferguson, MO grand jury announced their decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown, Gracie and I were driving to school when the radio reported the looting and burning of buildings. In my gut desire to “protect” I turned the volume […]

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I Forgot That I Loved You Today

by Monica
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  I had an interesting experience with Gracie recently. I was putting her to bed and she was in a disposition I’m not sure that I can really describe. It was a muddled mess of sad, desperate, empty and grasping. Every time I tried to leave and say goodnight she […]

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A Sermon of Grace

by Monica
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I know many of you are not going to believe what I am about to share. I wouldn’t believe it if I hadn’t been there. I rely on your faith in understanding the Holy Spirit speaks through the most surprising means. I have had several experiences with Gracie where I […]

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