Trust

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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God is Big Enough

by Monica

Gracie has a lovely prayer she learned in pre-school. The interesting thing is that she always prays it “wrong.” The beginning is supposed to be “thank you for this day and all our blessings” but, she prays: “Dear Lord, Thank you for this day, and all our problems…” I’ve often […]

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Listen to Your Father

by Monica

“Grace, let’s put your jacket on, it’s cold out.” “NO!” the angry three-year-old voice punctuated. “Ok, but you are going to be cold.” No sooner had we got out the door the wind cut through her little body and out came a bone chilling scream… “I need a jacket!!!!” Doug […]

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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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Hold My Hand

by Monica

“Hold my hand!” he says reaching down for her as she navigates some rugged terrain on the nature trail. Afterward, she launches ahead running down the trail about as well as an 18 month old can with arms swinging and legs awkwardly propelling her down the path. She is enamored […]

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UP!

by Monica

This is dedicated to my wonderfully encouraging Mother-In-Law, Susan. First, because I so appreciate her, and second because this piece was inspired by her suggestion! The little head tilts back. Small arms reach skyward as she stands at her Daddy’s feet. “UP!” she exclaims. “UP! Peeese!” How can he resist? […]

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