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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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Is Jesus Enough

Filed in Christian Walk by on February 20, 2017 0 Comments
Is Jesus Enough

A few weeks before Charles died, Charles struck up a conversation with a man at a local restaurant. He had an opportunity to share Christ with him but unfortunately the man’s heart seemed too hard at the time to accept the truth after a long sequence of events that occurred years ago with a church […]

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A List of Reasons

Filed in Charles, Christian Walk, Grief, marriage by on February 19, 2017 0 Comments
A List of Reasons

It’s been 3 months. I randomly came across this list of reasons I wrote last March of why I loved him but never had a chance to finish or share … There were so many countless reasons to love Charles – he was just special.  1. I love that he thinks wearing pajamas all day […]

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Some Fights Just Aren’t Worth It

Filed in Encouragement, marriage by on February 16, 2017 0 Comments
Some Fights Just Aren’t Worth It

Charles and I really had an amazing Godly marriage. The marriage I always wanted and dreamed of. A marriage full of love – the 1 Cor 13 kind of love. But like every couple we had certain issues. One of our greatest issues was the fact that Charles wanted me to come to bed as […]

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Choosing the Present

Filed in Christian Walk by on February 15, 2017 0 Comments
Choosing the Present

I remember it was weeks before our wedding and Charles and I were eating in the corner of The Majestic, a quaint little restaurant in a nearby town. I was so excited to be getting married and starting a new life with this amazing man but I also couldn’t help to think about all that […]

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Sacrificial Love

Filed in Charles, Christian Walk, faith, Grief, Jesus, marriage by on February 8, 2017 0 Comments
Sacrificial Love

Yesterday I dropped the babies (well toddlers really) off at daycare for the first time. It was emotional to say the least. But as I got in car, heavy hearted and tears streaming down, the Third Day song, “Cry Out to Jesus,” was just starting to play on the radio. More tears. Daycare was never in […]

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Trusting in Advance

Filed in Christian Walk by on February 8, 2017 0 Comments
Trusting in Advance

Christian Music artist, JJ Hellar, posted this quote and today as I read it, it  completely resonated within me. I have always said that we read these countless faith stories throughout scripture knowing the end of the story. But they believed God, just as we are required to do  every single day, without knowing the end […]

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