Encouragement

The Unwanted Gift

Filed in Christian Walk, Encouragement, Grief, Legacy, Life by on July 1, 2017 0 Comments
The Unwanted Gift

I’m single again and I don’t want to be. But we don’t always get what we want in life.  And It’s not about getting what we want, it’s about using what we get. When I was single before, it would have been easy to get stuck. Stuck on what I didn’t have. Stuck on what […]

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I Wanted to Just Skip It All

Filed in Christian Walk, Encouragement, faith, Grief, Suffering, Updates by on June 26, 2017 0 Comments
I Wanted to Just Skip It All

I was just an unknown broken person in capri pants and a t-shirt needing to hear from the Lord, and He met me there.

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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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