Encouragement

Rain, Rainbows and a Harvest

Filed in Charles, Christian Walk, Encouragement, faith, Grace, Grief, Life by on June 11, 2017 0 Comments
Rain, Rainbows and a Harvest

“Cause what if your blessings come through rain drops? What if Your healing comes through tears? What if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near? What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise?” Blessings by Laura Story When I was at my brother’s house, we went to […]

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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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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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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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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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God is faithful – even if that means going to heaven

God is faithful – even if that means going to heaven

Life had been tough. I have mentioned that before many times.  However, since adopting the twins we saw God provide for their needs in so many countless ways. For example, we had had countless and unending difficulties with staffing Charles’ care, especially at night. When the babies were born, having 2 babies, it was literally […]

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Ambushed by the Unexpected

Filed in Charles, Christian Walk, Encouragement, faith, God's will, Grief, marriage by on January 16, 2017 0 Comments
Ambushed by the Unexpected

I was just messing around on eHarmony. I just needed confirmation that there were still good Christian guys out there and that it wasn’t a hopeless situation – but really, who really meets someone on those crazy dating sites. Little did I know a “match” on January 9, 2011 would change my life forever. His […]

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