Grief/ Pain

The Last Patrol

by Monica

Last night we ushered our sweet dog Dutch into the arms of the Lord. While we weather this sorrow, we turn to what we know. Amidst what we know is a tribute to our gentle giant. In His hand is the soul of every living thing (Job 12:10, KJV): We know that the sovereign […]

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Today

by Monica

Today was… hard. Today my heart was…. HARD. We pulled into the driveway after school. I listed for Grace the things she needed to accomplish. Feed the dogs Change clothes Homework My list was met with rebellion and complaint: “I don’t want to feed the dogs, why do I always have […]

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These Things

by Monica

I am amazed at how often Gracie goes about her day in songs of praise. The interesting thing is that these are little songs she is making up in the moment. She sang a song a few months ago that had one line in it that has ingrained in my […]

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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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Will You Pray for Me?

by Monica
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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the King’s horses And all the King’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again Sometimes life is just down right hard. We all have our days. It might be a day of suffering, illness, sadness, hurts caused by […]

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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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