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Happy 19th Birthday Grace!

Hi everyone! This is Sarah. I thought I’d surprise Grace and put a quick post on her blog to let you all know that tomorrow (Sunday) is her birthday. Happy Birthday Grace! Thanks for being such an awesome little sister!grace-19th-bday-post.jpg

58 comments

  1. Hi Grace:-)

    A little birdie told me it was your birthday…! I pray that God blesses you in ways you couldn’t have even imagined!! Thanks for being a great friend…

    Tia

  2. Hey Grace!
    Happy 19th Birthday! May the Lord truly bless you in this new year. Have a wonderful day!
    Love,
    Bethany

  3. Praying that you have a fabulous birthday. Weโ€™ve missed you!

    Love Crissy for the Jarmonโ€™s

  4. Dear Grace,
    Happy Birthday! May the Lord Bless you this year with many more opportunities to serve Him. I just want to tell you what an excellent job you and your sister, Sarah did at the conference. I really enjoyed them a lot. I also enjoyed meeting all the people you know form Iowa and other places. God Bless you! Have a wonderful Birthday!
    Love,
    Alethia
    Prov.3:5-6
    I Peter 5:6-7

  5. GRACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HaPpYโ€ฆHaPPyโ€ฆhappy BIRTHDAY!!! I have been so BLESSED having the privilege of knowing you!!! God is going to bless you in sooo many ways! I hope you have a FaNtAsTiC day!!! Luv U!!!!!

  6. Hey Grace!

    Blessed 19th Birthday!! We’ve really been blessed by you! Hope you’ll having a great time!

    Love,

    Lois

  7. Happy Birthday, Grace!
    Now you’re older than ancient! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I am praying that you will have a very nice birthday and that you will draw closer to the Lord as you begin your next year on this earth ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love, Alison
    Psalm 37:4-5

  8. Dear Grace, I hope this birthday is twice as great as your last and only half as good as your next. ๐Ÿ˜‰ God bless you in this 19th year of your life! I know you have encouraged and touched so many lives already through your genuine and love for others.
    Thanks for being my favorite fishin’ pal (Clearwater Beach!) and a dear friend and motivation, even though I’ve known you for such a short time.
    Love ya girl, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    ~Dani

  9. Blessed 19th Birthday, Grace! I’m celebrating with you in spirit. ๐Ÿ™‚ You are a fabulous example to me of a loving servant and friend. May the Lord grant you a precious and restful day of rejoicing in His goodness.

  10. Hey Grace,

    Happy Birthday!!!
    Thanks for being such a great example and friend to me.

    Love in Christ,
    Christine

    [from Malaysia :)]

  11. Happy Birthday Grace!
    I hope you have a fabulous, blessing filled day and that the year ahead holds many special memories and blessings for you as well! Thanks for your enthusiasm, encouragement and friendship. You are a channel of God’s blessing in my life. Thanks for letting Him use you! Have a great day!
    Love,
    Laura
    Philippians 4:4-8

  12. Hey Grace,
    A little birdie told me that today is your birthday. Hope you have a wonderful and blessed birthday. Thanks for being a good example.
    Love,
    Esther

  13. Happy 19th Birthday Grace!!
    The Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you. May you grow closer to Him in your 19th year.

    Allison

  14. Happy birthday, Grace! I love you bunches, and I praise the Lord for blessing me with such a wonderful friend.

    You have such a cheerful and gracious spirit! (I don’t know anyone else who could put up with me, Chrissy, Nickie, Elyssa and our best friend -sarcasm- for 3 weeks. ๐Ÿ™‚ ) I love traveling with you, because no matter what the circumstance, you never seem to get stressed! (Well, at least you don’t show it.) Like, even when you dropped (and momentarily lost) your passport at the airport in Singapore, you were so calm and mature. And even when you had the stomach flu, you still played piano and did your skit parts at the conference in Singapore. (If you weren’t stressed in those situations, know that Elyssa and I were stressed for you! :-))

    You’re so encouraging and sweet, and you are an example to me as you take the time to minister to others even when you don’t feel like it.

    We’ve always stuck together in Bright Lights. Probably because we were the “younger girls” of the group, and then the “babies” of the leadership team. But what fun we had! I have so many cherished memories of our times together over the past 10 years. Your love for the Lord and your desire to seek Him with all of your heart has always been, and always will be a great example to me.

    I’ve probably violated the “length of post” rule, but I’ve really only just begun. I hope that you have a very happy birthday, and I’m praying that the Lord overwhelms you with His love and grace this next year.

    I love you, Piglet! ~Pooh

  15. Grace, happy 19th birthday!!! Isn’t it nice to be home again for your birthday? I hope that you have a wonderful day! I really enjoyed traveling with you to Florida. You are an example to me of humility, evangelism, and excellence in everything! Besides all of those things, you’re a lot of fun!
    -Laura C.

  16. Hi Grace!

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday today! May the Lord continue to bless you as you shine for Him!

    Love you!
    Jenni

  17. Happy Birthday, Grace! I hope your day has been great and full of Jesus. Thank you for your willingness to spend and be spent for others – I know it’s not always easy, but I hope it’s always worth it. Thanks for your example of earnestly seeking, and finding, the Lord. You have blessed so many, or rather, Christ in you has blessed so many and I am certainly included.:-) Thanks for letting Him work so freely through and in you. Love, Rachel

  18. Happy Birthday Grace!!!!! You have been such an encouragement to me in my walk with the Lord. I appriciate the way you are always willing to talk even if it is during a SITL conference and you are busy. You have such a cheerful spirit and have enjoied getting to know you. Love in Christ,
    Marie M.

  19. Happy birthday to my dear friend Grace!!! I hope that you have had a wonderful day with many blessings and joys!

    I am so grateful for your sweet friendship. Words cannot begin to express how much I appreciate you! You are a great friend, traveling buddy, counselor, office mate, confidant, comrade, teacher, and encouragement to me! One of my favorite things about you Grace is that your attitude and actions donโ€™t point to yourself, but to your heavenly Father. You are truly full of Godโ€™s grace!

    May the Lord bless even more you abundantly this coming year as you continue to live by Psalm 37:4. Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of you heart!

    Much love,
    Nickie

  20. Grace! I know this comes a little late but here’s a HAPPY BLESSED 19th BIRTHDAY! :)) I hope it was an awesome one. Thank you for being such a blessing with all your smiles and laughter and sunshine. May God bless you richly as you step into the next year of your life and continue in HIS service! Love you!

  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRACE!!!
    WE HOPE YOU’VE HAD A WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!!!! WE THINK OF YOU GUYS OFTEN AND ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU! THE TIME HERE WAS SHORT, BUT WHAT A BLESSING YOU WERE TO OUR FAMILY! MAY THE LORD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU AND GUIDE YOUR EVERY STEP.
    LOVE AND BLESSINGS,
    RANDY, ANN, HEATHER, AND ALLISON
    OCALA, FL

  22. Dear Grace,

    Blessed Birthday!! May the Lord continue to pour out His blessings upon you as you seek Him with your whole heart. Thanks for being an example to me. Have a great day! Miss you!

  23. Happy Birthday Grace!!!! (I tried to do this earlier but it didn’t work. So, here it goes again.)

    I hope that you had a very nice birthday and enjoyed it to the fullest.

    I want to thank you for being willing to be my friend. You are a blessing to not only your family but many many others. There is truly no other person in the whole world quite like Grace.

    Thank you for all the fun times and laughs, for the great example of one who is truly seeking Jesus, for being my fellow actress and traveling buddy, and for all the memories!

    May God richly bless you with many souls for Him!

    I love you.

    Love, Kitti

  24. Happy birthday my mostesterest dearestest Grace!!!

    I have had really good times with you, and you’ve shown me so much by just BEING you! Thank you so much.

    Hope you had a GREAT DAY and many more to come! May He bless you OVERFLOWINGLY!

    much love,
    eunice!

  25. HAPPY BIRTHDAY belated BIRTHDAY GRACE!
    I never got a chance to go on the computer yesterday although I’d been planning to all week just so I could wish you a happy birthday.
    I hope you had a great birthday, you have been in my thoughts all week.
    You have been such an encouragement to me over the last four years and I am so thankful that God put you [and Sarah] in my life.
    Lots of love and blessings,
    Kelley S.
    (Connecticut)

  26. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a lovely day. I enjoyed getting to know you better on the trip and having some great discussions. It was fun doing music with you, too. Your character and love for the Lord and for others are always an encouragement and inspiration to me. I agree with Sarah – you’re very cute. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love, Abigail

  27. Dearest Grace!!!

    Happy belated 19th Birthday!!!
    Is been great knowing you these two years and have been a great blessing too… May God continue to bless you through your ministry!
    Have a blessed awesome day! I miss you, miss you, miss you,love you, love you, love you!*hugs*

    LOVE, evangeline

  28. Hi Grace, happy belated birthday! How was the day? I hope it was packed with special memories. You’re very special Grace, to all of us. I must echo what Nickie mentioned: that your life points to our heavenly Father. Your smile, your eagerness to help, your seriousness for His Word, your enjoyment of life and what it holds is beautiful. If someone were to ask what your strongest characteristic would be, I would undoubtedly answer with how evident His love is in you and working through you (you exemplify John 13:34). I will be praying for you as this next year unfolds…with it’s share of excitement, challenges and adventures. Happy birthday deary! *hugs*
    Love,
    Chelsea

  29. Happy Birthday dear Grace!

    I am grateful for your friendship. I have many fond memories of our Singapore trip. I laughed reading Bekah’s post. You were a trooper when you got sick! Never a complaint!

    You’ve always challenged me to seek the Lord more and live whole heartedly for Jesus. You are also very sensitive to the needs and feelings of others and have given me a different perspective in that area.

    Thanks for you vulnerability as well. I appreciate that you are willing to share when you make a mistake or struggling with something.

    I hope this year is filled with uber amounts of blessings!

    Love, Elyssa

  30. Happy Birthday a little late! Hope you had a wonderful time!
    Psalm 139:14
    Love in Christ,
    ASK Bright Lights group in Florida
    Alison, Samuelle, and Katie

  31. Hi Grace!

    Sorry it’s a day late. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just wanted to wish you a happy (belated) birthday! I know God will continue to use you in amazing ways … Thanks for the encouragment you are to everyone around you.

    In Christ,
    Rachel

  32. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GRACE!!! I know I’m a day late, but I can’t help but wish you a special day anyway, with prayers for another fruitful, blessed year. Your light shines so brightly for Christ — and I know that the shine is only going to get brighter as you walk in His footsteps. God bless you!

  33. Hey Grace! I know that this is belated but I just wanted to wish you a Happy 19th birthday! I am soo glad that I know you and have gotten to know you better during BL conferences and Bible quizzing! Your smile is always soo encouraging!
    Great to see you at BL!
    Love ya!
    In Him
    Anne Marie

  34. Wow! Time flies! May the Lord bless you, keep you, and make His face to shine upon you. May He give you His peace! I don’t know what’s ahead, but He knows. He has a plan, and He WILL guide!

    It’s been great to get to know you. Your family has been an encouragement in ministry and witnessing. Maybe we’ll see you all again soon.

    Ben
    Pr 4:25

    PS I roomed with B Gentz at Verity =)

  35. Happy 19th birthday Grace!

    Wow! It’s hard to believe it’s been more than a year already since Harmony! First off, I just want to thank you for how your family has been a great example to me in the past year. As you all have ministered full-time to others through seminars, conferences, and personal evangelism, at home and abroad, I have been encouraged and challenged by your faith in sharing the Gospel with others, your enthusiasm in showing God’s light to those who God brings into your life, and your joy in walking with the Lord every step of the way. Thank you for being an example to me in this way!

    II Corinthians 4:7 says, “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.”

    As you enter another new year of your life, may God bless you to continue to know Him more and more, to continue to delight in His love and walk in His ways, and to continue to have His perfect will worked out in your life!

    May God “grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19).

    God bless, Grace, and happy birthday!

  36. Happy Birthday Grace!

    Sorry I am so late. That’s what I get for not checking this more often. Mama recently finished reading Before You Meet Prince Charming to us girls. Did you get to help Sarah with that at all? We liked the ‘brother & sister book’ too.

    Well, God bless you!!!

    Hannah Lehigh
    Odessa, UA
    http://www.morelovetotheeochrist.blogspot.com

  37. Happy Birthday Grace!! You have been such an inspiration to our family, especially with your enthusaism in sharing the gospel! We had a wonderful time with you this past summer and were blessed by your sweet spirit. Happy Birthday!
    God bless you,
    The Florio girls

  38. Happy Birthday Grace! I pray God’s richest blessing on you this year, that you would find his grace more amazing and your relationship with Him more sweet! I’ll never forget during Harmony, witnessing how you guarded your hour of prayer with the Lord every morning; that was a wonderful challenge and example to me, and I just want to thank you for being that, and may God bless you for your commitment to Him. I love you Grace!

  39. Oh no! I’m SO so late. But still I hope you had a very Blessed 19th Birthday Grace ๐Ÿ™‚ Sending you my love from across the blue oceans! Thank you for being an inspiration to me. Continue shining for our Father!

  40. Hey Grace!!!
    Happy happy happy 19th birthday from Singapore! ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope it’s still Nov 20th in Iowa – it’s now Nov 21st over here! I just want you to know how much I have learnt from you during the time you were here in September – you and your family have been a huge blessing to me and my family! I love you! And miss you! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love lots,
    Danielle (Lee)

  41. Hi Grace!

    Blessed birthday! When my sister submitted her comment I noticed the time was 11:14 so I’m so glad it’s still the 20th for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I miss you over there!!!

    Have a blessed 19th year! God bless you!!!!

    Love in Christ, Petra

  42. Hey Grace!!!

    Happy happy happy birthday from Singapore!!! We hope it’s still the 20th in Iowa! In Singapore it’s the 21st now. ๐Ÿ™‚ We love love love and miss miss miss you so much! Just want to let you know how much we’ve learnt from you when we spent time with you in September! Thanks for your lovely smile and singing. Keep shining for Jesus!
    Love, Danielle and Petra

  43. Happy Birthday Grace!
    I have so many wonderful memories of doing Harmony together! Your sweet spirit and cheerfulness have been a blessing to me. It’s also been great to see how God is using you to bless other people as well. “Now thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, who through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.” – 2 Corinthians 2:14. Remember when we were talking in devotions one day about being the fragrance of Christ? You have definitely been doing that in your life!
    God bless!
    Love,
    Vanessa

  44. Hey Grace!

    A very blessed birthday to you! Sorry I’m the latest (for the moment!!!!:)). Just arrived into Grace notes minutes ago. It has been great getting to know you. A Happy Thanksgiving to you too (fr. Malaysia)! You have been a great source of encouragement. Love you and God bless you millionsssss.

    With much love from across the world,
    EBBS

  45. Grace!
    Hey, what’s up? I hope everything is going good with you and that you are really having fun. It is kind of hard to believe it has been a year since harmony, huh? Well, I just wanted to say happy birthday. I hope you have a great day and an awesome year!
    Latah, Your Bro,
    Danny

  46. Happy Birthday, dear Grace!
    I rejoice in the day that the Lord brought you into the world! ๐Ÿ™‚ Your life is a beautiful testimony of one who walks with Him and lives to please Him. Thank you for sharing your love for Him and for loving others so freely! I love you and pray His richest blessings on you as you continue to seek Him!
    Your sister in Christ,
    Amy Vest
    Ps. 37:3-7

  47. Oh no, I’m late! Happy belated birthday, Grace! I hope it was wonderful. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you for your godly example to me and so many others; it is such an encouragement to be able to spend time with you!

  48. Happy birthday, Grace! I hope your birthday and Thanksgiving were very blessed. May you find as much encouragement this year as you have been to me and so many others! I’m sorry I couldn’t get on here sooner, but I just got back from Thanksgiving break (I was visiting Jeff’s family. ๐Ÿ™‚ I miss you!
    Love, Evelyn

  49. Grace,

    Happy belated birthday! I met you at Ken Ham’s Creation Museum about a week and a half ago, on my eighteenth birthday. Thanks for talking to me; it was great to meet you! E-mail me if you get a chanceโ€ฆ

    In Christ,
    Courtney

  50. Happy Belated birthday from the Adam’s family. We miss having your smile, dedication, and determination in our house. We love you and pray God’s abundant blessing and provision for all that HE has for you.

  51. o hahaha…that was in November? hahaha well happy bellated birthday! sorry i didn’t even notice that it was in nov. well sorry! anyway! i really like your website! your awesome!

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