Redemption

Jesus Is Safe

by Monica
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Five years ago I was sitting in Starbucks with a 3 –year-old Grace on my lap and a dear friend to my right. This friend (who is not a believer) was in one of the hardest places I have ever seen. Her marriage was in trouble… deep, dark trouble. I […]

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I Will Not Forget You

by Monica
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Do you remember when you made the discovery that ink pens wrote smoothly on your skin? I muse at the hours of silly “Bic pen tattoos” I scribbled on my body as a kid. Gracie is quite the little artist and she recently made the discovery. The first thing I […]

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If Only….

by Monica
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The other day I was frustrated as I admonished Gracie ONCE AGAIN for leaving her clothes strewn all over her room. “Sorry, Mama.” She said as I sighed in exasperation. She dutifully (and cheerfully!) began to pick up her room. As she worked away she proclaimed in her typical “this […]

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He Makes You Good with His Love

by Monica
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The day after the Ferguson, MO grand jury announced their decision not to charge officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown, Gracie and I were driving to school when the radio reported the looting and burning of buildings. In my gut desire to “protect” I turned the volume […]

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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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