Love

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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Did You Know?

by Monica
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As we sat enjoying fellowship and a beautiful evening, Gracie leaned over to her grandfather and whispered: “Did you know God loves you?” His smile affirmed her. “Yes, I know God loves me. You know how I know he loves me? Because; I have you, and your mommy and your […]

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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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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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The Epic Expedition

by Monica
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Gracie loves adventures. She always says: “Let’s go Exploring!” which means she is ready to have a real encounter with the world! In these expeditions we breathe in the love and glory of the Lord as we walk through her grandfather’s farm; braving forests and fields, or walking our country […]

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We Need Daddy

by Monica
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Is there anyone who hasn’t experienced the joy of seeing a child hold hands with mom and dad and gloriously swing between them? Gracie is a big fan of this game. Any chance she finds herself in the middle of Doug and I she says; “Let’s play ‘1-2-3!’”And we are […]

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