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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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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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American Idol

by Monica
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For about a week before school started Grace was anxious. Out of that anxiety came a lot of poor behavior. I asked what was going on and her response was an animated: “I’m just so, so nervous about being a first grader!” We talked about how she could go into […]

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The Banquet

by Monica
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“Oh, Mama!” Gracie said bursting with uncontrollable excitement “I just can’t WAIT to get to heaven!!!! I can’t wait to go to the banquet feast! I wonder what my new clothes will look like. I hope my gown is as beautiful as Esther’s.” “It will probably be even more beautiful […]

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Concerning YOU

by Monica
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Psalm 91:11-12 For He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. We live on a farm with a little piece of wilderness where we’ve carved […]

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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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