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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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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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The Hazy Days

Filed in Charles, Christian Walk, Grief, Jesus by on February 3, 2017 2 Comments
The Hazy Days

The kids have been sick. It’s Thursday and I haven’t been able to be productive at all this week. Monday was a complete disaster and Tuesday and Wednesday only slightly better. But today, after going to sleep at 4am this morning finally, today I have been productive. I felt the sense of accomplishment and pride […]

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But then…

Filed in Charles, Christian Walk, Grief, Jesus, marriage, our story by on December 30, 2016 0 Comments
But then…

My marriage and all that we faced was such a huge testing of my faith. The semester before I met Charles I had written and taught a bible study on Hebrews 11. God had used that to prepare me for some huge “leaps” of faith He would ask of me in the months to come […]

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Truly Thankful: Despite the Life He Faces – He Chooses Life

Truly Thankful: Despite the Life He Faces – He Chooses Life

A recent news article (found here) caught my eye as it told the tragic story of a newly married husband and soon to be father who fell while hunting, crushing his C3-C5 vertebrae. Within just hours of his injury, the doctors gave the family no hope of a recovery off of a ventilator that many […]

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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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More Than Just “Hoping in a Better Tomorrow”

Filed in faith, Jesus, Legacy, Life by on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
More Than Just “Hoping in a Better Tomorrow”

“For You are my hope, Lord God, my confidence from my youth.” Psalm 71:5 At 25 yrs old, I unexpectedly found myself standing in front of a class of approximately 75 new nursing students as the newest nursing instructor at Angelina College. My task for the day was to teach them about assessing patient’s “spiritual […]

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The Reality of the Cross

Filed in Christian Walk, Jesus by on March 29, 2013 2 Comments
The Reality of the Cross

John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” Chapel in seminary was wonderful – but attending chapel in college was a different story. But in the dull boringness and drool of falling asleep each week […]

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