Legacy

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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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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The Greatest Trust

Filed in faith, God's will, Grief, Legacy, Life, our story by on December 10, 2016 0 Comments
The Greatest Trust

It was the end of the semester as I was a nursing instructor at the time and all I had left was convocation that Saturday. I had several plans for the next few weeks but none of them seemed to be working out. Charles called to see if I wanted to come up to see […]

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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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Are We Just Wasting Our Time?

Filed in Christian Walk, Legacy, Life by on November 6, 2012 1 Comment
Are We Just Wasting Our Time?

I will never forget getting my first research paper back in seminary. It was my third semester and I had really been struggling. The class was hard, the library was totally confusing and the subject I had chosen, though I was passionate about it, was way too narrow! But out of the goodness of his […]

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Making the Most of the Moment Part 3

Making the Most of the Moment Part 3

 “Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.” James 4:14, NASB I have previously shared about how my unknown future brings about an urgency to live life with purpose. This urgency encourages me to spend the […]

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A Fight to Live and a Birthday Celebration

Filed in Charles, Legacy, Life by on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
A Fight to Live and a Birthday Celebration

I wrote this three weeks ago – but haven’t had a chance to share it – so here it is! Happy Birthday to Charles! Yesterday we celebrated his 36th birthday! I was hoping for a special day but it was quite the special in the unforgettable type of way… With a lot of crazy chaos […]

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How God Uses the “Unfair”

Filed in Charles, faith, God's will, Legacy, Life by on November 17, 2011 6 Comments
How God Uses the “Unfair”

The other night after coming home from a wonderful dinner to celebrate our 1 month anniversary, I was helping the evening shift get Charles ready for bed because we were understaffed. Though I have seen and helped with his nightly routine many times, I was nearly overcome by the way we seemed to be disorganized […]

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