My daughter, Clarice, graduates in just 34 days. Graduation is such a milestone in life, and I've learned it's also a change in parenting and family life. I'm so happy for her, but I'm not sure if I'm ready for what's coming. I've been looking through many, many pictures and remembering my sweet, silly, little girl. The pictures and scrapbooks are great reminders for me, and when I look through them, the stories of Clarice come flooding back. Because of releasing two children in about a year, I see memories everywhere. Joshua 4 has been an encouraging chapter to me. Joshua leads the people through the Jordan River because God parts the water, and God commands them to set-up a rock memorial. The rocks were a sign so that they wouldn't forget what God had done for them, and the rocks were a memorial so their kids could ask..."what about that pile of rocks." It's a story starter of God's work. Pictures, scrapbooks, birthdays, moves, illnesses, holidays, failures, graduations, weddings, ...can all be memories or memorials that we can point too. As we remember we can say, look what God has done for me. Look how God worked. It can also be a story to share and a story to encourage us for the steps we will take in the future. Remember to make memorials of God's amazing work in your life and in the life of those you love.

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