Joy

God is Big Enough

by Monica

Gracie has a lovely prayer she learned in pre-school. The interesting thing is that she always prays it “wrong.” The beginning is supposed to be “thank you for this day and all our blessings” but, she prays: “Dear Lord, Thank you for this day, and all our problems…” I’ve often […]

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Where’s The Joy?

by Monica
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(Grace: Age 5) It was Friday evening at the Gill’s, and all was not well. We were preparing to go out for dinner together, but it had been a long day and everyone was “needy.” I needed to “veg-out,” Doug needed some TLC, Gracie needed some focused attention— and none […]

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You Are Right in Saying I Am a King…

by Monica
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The music is one of my favorite parts of the Christmas season. Gracie has decided her favorites are Three Ships and Go Tell it on the Mountain. For me it’s Joy to the World! I think we’ve had those three songs on a continuous loop in the car for the […]

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The Epic Encounter

by Monica
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One of the interesting things that Gracie says to me often is a peculiar question. When she is frustrated or in need, she will ask: “Mama? Can I love you? Mama, can you help me love you?” I’m not sure I understand exactly what she means, but it always induces […]

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Mary’s Special Baby~ The New born King

by Monica
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  It is “that time of year again!” Here we are in the hustle and bustle of the Holiday season. I don’t know about you, but every year I have to make an intentional focus on what’s important. It’s easy to get swept up in the business of the holidays, […]

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Let’s Be Wise Men

by Monica

This Christmas Doug decorated the pergola leading to our garden with a star shining high above. Every night Grace “Ooo’s” and “Ahhh’s” over it. The other evening as we pulled in the driveway Gracie shouted: “Oooo! The star! Mama, let’s be wise men and follow the star to Bethlehem to […]

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