Love

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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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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I Will Not Forget You

by Monica
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Do you remember when you made the discovery that ink pens wrote smoothly on your skin? I muse at the hours of silly “Bic pen tattoos” I scribbled on my body as a kid. Gracie is quite the little artist and she recently made the discovery. The first thing I […]

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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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