Love

Lord, When Did We?

by Monica

About 6 months ago my mother-in-law went into a home for long term care due to Alzheimers. Every Sunday we make a trip to see “Bea” [That is her grandma name.] As her memories of us have faded, we’ve all been grieving and missing her. After several of these trips […]

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A Real Man

by Monica

A recent #Metoo commercial has a series of male celebrities satirically saying: “Boys will be boys.” It ends with the message that this mentality must be stopped and that “Together we can raise a generation of boys who respect women.” The first time I saw that commercial I thought: “I […]

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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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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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