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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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Where’s The Joy?

by Monica
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(Grace: Age 5) It was Friday evening at the Gill’s, and all was not well. We were preparing to go out for dinner together, but it had been a long day and everyone was “needy.” I needed to “veg-out,” Doug needed some TLC, Gracie needed some focused attention— and none […]

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The Epic Encounter

by Monica
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One of the interesting things that Gracie says to me often is a peculiar question. When she is frustrated or in need, she will ask: “Mama? Can I love you? Mama, can you help me love you?” I’m not sure I understand exactly what she means, but it always induces […]

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John The Appetizer

by Monica

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones, Illustrated by JAGO Zondervan, Zonderkids, Grand rapids. MI, 2007. pg 202-203    Grace Age: 2 years 8months Following the advice of Lon Solomon, one of our favorite pastors, we have been sowing the seeds of the Gospel in Grace early. I’m amazed at […]

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Where’s Gracie?

by Monica

Grace Age: 2 years, 1 month She steps carefully forward. Her hands press outward to get a sense of what’s around. She laughs as she stumbles to regain footing. “Mommmmyyyy… Daddddyyyy…” she calls out in sing-song. “Where’s Gracie????” we call back. “HAAAAHAAAA!!!” she screeches in discovery with a room-filling laugh. […]

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