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A Gentle and Quiet Spirit – How to

Filed in faith, Grace, Jesus, Legacy by on October 10, 2017 0 Comments
A Gentle and Quiet Spirit – How to

I had a nursing student one time who didn’t have any interest in really being a nurse. She just wanted to make lots of money being a “medical expert” in trials. On a clinical rotation with the Director of Nursing at a local hospital, she walked into her office and pointed her finger at her […]

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The Journey Continues – The Beginning of the Hard Things

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The Journey Continues – The Beginning of the Hard Things

There are many things that I have been avoiding. The other day I felt like it was time to do one of these “many things”. I wrestled with it for many hours. I even took a nap to try to get away from it but when I woke up I felt as though if it […]

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A Perspective That Changes Everything

Filed in Charles, Christian Walk, Encouragement, faith, Jesus, Legacy, Life by on September 26, 2017 0 Comments
A Perspective That Changes Everything

So much of life is about perspective and the lens in which we view life. I was telling some students at Union the other day about my ideas on parenting and how I think every parent, no matter how many children they have at one time, should bring home one “extra” for a week. Because […]

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God Always Provides

Filed in Christian Walk, Encouragement, faith, Grace, Grief, Jesus, Life by on September 1, 2017 0 Comments
God Always Provides

 “Come to Me, all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.   All of you, take up My yoke and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for yourselves.   For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30   […]

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A Grief Not Wasted and a New Life Found

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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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