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An Open Letter to Julianna Snow’s Mother and Other Parents of Children with Severe Disabilities

An Open Letter to Julianna Snow’s Mother and Other Parents of Children with Severe Disabilities

I do not pretend to understand the severity of other diseases nor the impact of disease processes on others’ lives in other life situations. But I would like to encourage you with what I do know. What I do know is that life is not in our hands. As a Christian, I believe the Bible […]

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Meaning in Suffering??

Filed in chronic illness, faith, Salvation, Suffering, victory by on July 26, 2014 1 Comment
Meaning in Suffering??

  “The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him” (Romans 8:16, 17, NASB). As I was watching a program by Joni and […]

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Trusting God in the Impossible

Filed in Charles, Encouragement, faith, Life by on June 6, 2014 2 Comments
Trusting God in the Impossible

“Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Matthew 19:26, NIV1984   God is a God of the impossible. I was reminded of this truth by our new pastor, Jordan Easley, this past Sunday as he preached on God doing impossible things in our life. […]

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Using Our Time

Filed in Charles, Christian Walk, Encouragement, faith, God's will by on May 13, 2014 0 Comments
Using Our Time

Lately, I have found myself feeling like I am stuck and not moving anywhere. With a five hour work day and so much on my to-do list, I have had to trudge through this time of preparation that seems like it will never end. Sometimes I think we as Christians find ourselves frustrated because we […]

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Your Labor is Not in Vain

Your Labor is Not in Vain

 “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ! Therefore, my dear brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the Lord’s work, knowing that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:57-58 Last night one of our caregivers commented that she didn’t know how I […]

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Winning the Prize

Filed in Charles, Christian Walk, chronic illness, Encouragement, faith by on January 31, 2014 1 Comment
Winning the Prize

I found myself in a position that I thought the Lord was really moving things forward with our ministry back in October. I know that He was but the circumstances that have occurred since then leave me questioning everything at times. I am left with the question sometimes of how can I move forward? Right […]

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Waiting on the Lord

Waiting on the Lord

Sometimes we get tired of waiting.  We feel like we work and work to accomplish God’s purposes, to do what He has called us to do.  But nothing ever happens.  We never seem to bear any fruit.  Or at least that is what “we” think.  However, many times God is at work in us and […]

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Julia Rose and Child-like Faith

Filed in Charles, Christian Walk, Life, Salvation by on August 14, 2013 0 Comments
Julia Rose and Child-like Faith

After we went to speak at a conference for The Speak Foundation in Atlanta we went on the following week to see my sister, Jennifer, my brother-in-law Fred and my 4 year old niece Julia. When we got there we had to immediately begin unloading supplies and everything we needed for my care (an entire […]

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