Obedience

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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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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