Prayer

Today

by Monica

Today was… hard. Today my heart was…. HARD. We pulled into the driveway after school. I listed for Grace the things she needed to accomplish. Feed the dogs Change clothes Homework My list was met with rebellion and complaint: “I don’t want to feed the dogs, why do I always have […]

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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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Will You Pray for Me?

by Monica
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Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall Humpty Dumpty had a great fall All the King’s horses And all the King’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again Sometimes life is just down right hard. We all have our days. It might be a day of suffering, illness, sadness, hurts caused by […]

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I prayed for you!

by Monica

A few weeks back we had a friend cancel a date because she was ill. Gracie was disappointed, but had a measure of concern in her voice asking: “Is she going to the doctor?” I said yes, and suggested we say a prayer for our friend. Gracie bowed her head […]

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That’s Beautiful Too

by Monica

Savoring The Lord’s Prayer My heart still quickens when I think about the moment Gracie first recited The Lord’s Prayer with me and whispered, “Mama, that’s beautiful” into my ear. Why is The Lord’s Prayer so beautiful? Perhaps because these are the words God himself teaches us to say to […]

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That’s Beautiful

by Monica

We were recently amazed when Gracie came home from pre-school and spouted the Pledge of Allegiance— perfectly. As Doug and I stared at each other wide-eyed he announced, “If she can learn the Pledge of Allegiance, she can learn The Lord’s Prayer!” So I began teaching her The Lord’s Prayer, […]

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