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Where Is This Story Going?

by Monica

Grace loves stories. She loves to read, write and tell her own made up stories. Almost all of her play time, with friends or dolls, is spent in the imaginative, creative stories she spins. One afternoon she began to tell me one of her tales, only this tale was dark, […]

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Pure, Rock and Resurrection

by Monica
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We were recently in Charleston, SC and went to a Christmas Festival. As we walked through various booths we came to a jewelry stand and Gracie fell in love with a necklace pleading with me to buy it. I tried to steer her in a different direction. I thought there […]

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His Whistle is Louder

by Monica
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This morning we said good-bye to our sweet little dog Jack as he passed away in our arms. Jack was a good friend, and fond of kisses which earned him the nick-name “Mr. Licky.” He was all too proud of his hunting prowess- often romping back to the house with […]

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Close to Him: Christmas Reflections & New Years’ Resolutions

by Monica
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My favorite Christmas movie, story, play- hands down, since I was a little girl, is Charles Dickens’, A Christmas Carol. My heart swells and rejoices every time I witness the rebirth of Ebenezer Scrooge. My favorite part is the end when Dickens declares that Scrooge “knew how to keep Christmas […]

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The Wise Men

by Monica
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  At Christmas Doug decorates our garden pergola with a shining star high above. One evening when Grace was 4 years old she shouted: “Oooo! The star! Mama, let’s be wise men and follow the star to Bethlehem to find Jesus!” Such true words come from her imagination! “Wise men […]

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Interview: Forgiveness & Life with Grace

by Monica

I was recently featured with Tammy Trayer on Mountain Woman Radio. It was such an honor and a pleasure to be on Tammy’s program. I hope you will enjoy listening. You can listen on-line or download the mp3 file. The interview covers the “birth” of Life with Grace, Our identity in […]

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