Transformation

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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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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I Want the Good God: Another Sermon of Grace

by Monica
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I know I’ve shared with you before that there are times when the Holy Spirit grabs hold of Gracie and she begins to “preach.” I had such an occasion recently when I was doing my morning “coffee date” with the Lord. She was sitting opposite me “reading” Doug’s Bible when […]

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The Epic Expedition

by Monica
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Gracie loves adventures. She always says: “Let’s go Exploring!” which means she is ready to have a real encounter with the world! In these expeditions we breathe in the love and glory of the Lord as we walk through her grandfather’s farm; braving forests and fields, or walking our country […]

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Reality Check

by Monica

I remember the first time I got “had” by my own kid. It was at the dinner table and she was less than two years old. Grace had not quite finished eating but was getting fidgety. “I wanna get down.” She said. “Not yet, we’re still eating.” She fidgeted more […]

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Don’t push Caleb!

by Monica

“Don’t push Caleb!” Gracie said firmly to herself for about the one-thousandth time in the last week. “That’s right.” I chimed in. “Don’t push Caleb. We don’t push anyone. No Pushing!” “No pushing!” She repeated. “Don’t push Caleb!” Once every-other week Grace goes to Ms. Monica’s learning center where she […]

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