Obedience

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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Salt & Light

by Monica
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We were sitting at dinner when out of the blue Gracie looked me and began to recite these words… “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden! Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, […]

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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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I Forgot That I Loved You Today

by Monica
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  I had an interesting experience with Gracie recently. I was putting her to bed and she was in a disposition I’m not sure that I can really describe. It was a muddled mess of sad, desperate, empty and grasping. Every time I tried to leave and say goodnight she […]

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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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Yes, I Understand You.

by Monica
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I have found one of the unending aspects of parenting is moving your child to accepting the distinction of authority in the adult-child relationship. (AKA: Obedience.) We went through about a two week period where Grace was in a constant state of defiance. Every time I gave her directions I […]

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