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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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A Man who Honored His Wife

Filed in Christian Walk by on April 30, 2017 0 Comments
A Man who Honored His Wife

Greeting cards were a big deal to Charles.  I have always been the type to get a simple card or a blank card and write a mini-book about how much that person means to me. For Charles – well he always gave multiple cards to express the broad spectrum of his feelings because one was […]

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Something Needs to Change

Filed in Christian Walk by on April 28, 2017 2 Comments
Something Needs to Change

“So it was expected.” She said with a strug. That was the response when a doctor (a really nice one by the way) Charles Lucian was seeing heard about his Dad passing away and having Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Of which I immediately exclaimed, “No, it wasn’t!!” A few years ago, there had been a well […]

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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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A Friend that Sticks Closer than a Brother

Filed in Christian Walk by on March 8, 2017 1 Comment
A Friend that Sticks Closer than a Brother

This Saturday I will be attending a dinner for the Lambda Chi fraternity where they will be giving out the Charles Reed Service Award. I’m pretty sure I won’t need to wear any mascara that night unless it’s waterproof 😉. I know this would make Charles proud because he loved his brothers. The friendships he […]

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Is Jesus Enough

Filed in Christian Walk by on February 20, 2017 0 Comments
Is Jesus Enough

A few weeks before Charles died, Charles struck up a conversation with a man at a local restaurant. He had an opportunity to share Christ with him but unfortunately the man’s heart seemed too hard at the time to accept the truth after a long sequence of events that occurred years ago with a church […]

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A List of Reasons

Filed in Charles, Christian Walk, Grief, marriage by on February 19, 2017 0 Comments
A List of Reasons

It’s been 3 months. I randomly came across this list of reasons I wrote last March of why I loved him but never had a chance to finish or share … There were so many countless reasons to love Charles – he was just special.  1. I love that he thinks wearing pajamas all day […]

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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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