Gradient Week 1

You can never do anything to jeopardize your role as His daughter. Ever. Period. This is your identity. This is your amazing truth. When someone asks you to define what or who you are, you can simply and honestly say you are a child of God.

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My Coffee Run

Small acts of kindness can speak volumes about God's boundless and unconditional love, especially when they come in moments of real need. It's incredible to me to know that God used a turkey sandwich and some bananas to speak into this young man's life.

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What's Next, God?

When you're in bondage in an area of your life, freedom can feel overwhelmingly impossible.
We're conditioned that success equals hard work, and so it seems counterintuitive that slaying our giants would simply require giving it to Him and resting. And while it's simple, it's not always easy.

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Grace Kids VBS 2017: Campfire Stories

Last week, Grace Church turned into a campsite with trees and tents and campfires. We welcomed 72 children and 36 helpers who camped with her for the week. Together we danced, wrote music, sang songs, made crafts, played games, and ate scrumptious snacks. We listened to stories about Moses, Daniel, David, and Jesus. Most importantly, we learned God loves them and that they are characters in His amazing grace story.

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The Better Plan

Everything makes much more sense in hindsight. Is easier to trust and rest when we can see an overview of God's bigger plan - as we map out our traveled route. But when life takes sudden turns and unexpected stops the hardest part is in the unknown. Are we lost? Are we where we're supposed to be? Melissa shares her journey, the pit stops, and hopeful future in this personal story about motherhood.

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Manifesto - Chapter 2

I realized I had been so restless about it because it hadn't run through "Mio's Creative Process." I had little to no clue who the women of grace were. What's worse is that my perspective was off and I had a lot of misconceptions. However, God knows exactly who we are as individuals and as a community.

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Manifesto - Chapter 1

I can lose my grip on big picture concepts from time to time. I admit I had experienced mood swings with how I felt about our manifesto (mission statement). I also felt awkward about how to explain the reason behind the roots of In the Glow. In my preparations for Storyteller Sunday a couple of weeks ago, I discovered some things that blessed me to pieces!

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