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Layers of God’s Faithfulness

Filed in answered prayers, Encouragement, faith, Grace, Grief by on May 20, 2017 0 Comments
Layers of God’s Faithfulness

There are many layers to being a single parent and even more so, a single mother. Layers that I had never thought through or expected. It’s more than just getting through the day to day tasks. It’s all aspects of living life on your own. When Charles died there are many things that I “lost” […]

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A Grief Not Wasted and a New Life Found

Filed in answered prayers, Charles, Christian Walk, faith, Grief, Jesus by on May 17, 2017 1 Comment
A Grief Not Wasted and a New Life Found

One of my greatest concerns was that this time of grieving that I knew I had to go through would be wasted on just “me.” I knew and had been told that grieving is a process and much of that process does involve focusing on yourself and the Lord and getting through all of the […]

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What are your “all things?”

Filed in Charles, Encouragement, faith, Grace, Grief, Life by on May 5, 2017 0 Comments
What are your “all things?”

We got a call on our wedding day that our house alarm was going off. My Houston instincts kicked into high gear but after the sheriff’s department went to check it out, a door had just blown open! That was good… except that the door kept blowing open for the next 2 weeks until we […]

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Even When You Don’t

Even When You Don’t

Mercy Me has a song called “Even If.” There are so many powerful lyrics that resonate with my life – “But even if You don’t, My hope is You alone.” Except that instead of even “if” I have been in a season of “even when.”

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A Man who Honored His Wife

Filed in Christian Walk by on April 30, 2017 0 Comments
A Man who Honored His Wife

Greeting cards were a big deal to Charles.  I have always been the type to get a simple card or a blank card and write a mini-book about how much that person means to me. For Charles – well he always gave multiple cards to express the broad spectrum of his feelings because one was […]

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Something Needs to Change

Filed in Christian Walk by on April 28, 2017 2 Comments
Something Needs to Change

“So it was expected.” She said with a strug. That was the response when a doctor (a really nice one by the way) Charles Lucian was seeing heard about his Dad passing away and having Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Of which I immediately exclaimed, “No, it wasn’t!!” A few years ago, there had been a well […]

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Goodbyes and Hellos

Goodbyes and Hellos

I will never forget the first Sunday that we left church at the Thai seminary and Beau, Patrick (my summer missionary partners) and I walked across the way to Jim and Judy’s house. After being at church since early that morning and doing breakfast, Sunday school, ESL outreach classes, and a church service it was […]

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A Friend that Sticks Closer than a Brother

Filed in Christian Walk by on March 8, 2017 1 Comment
A Friend that Sticks Closer than a Brother

This Saturday I will be attending a dinner for the Lambda Chi fraternity where they will be giving out the Charles Reed Service Award. I’m pretty sure I won’t need to wear any mascara that night unless it’s waterproof 😉. I know this would make Charles proud because he loved his brothers. The friendships he […]

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