Shades of Grace: In the Shadow of Mt Rainier

After a tearful goodbye to Auburn friends, and then a family goodbye at our Cousins’ Camp, we all landed safely in Washington. Brent, his dad, and a friend drove a moving truck across the country with our “stuff”. If Brent were telling this part, he would definitely add that it was a wondeful week together. I […]

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Shades of Grace: Orange and Blue

God provided the Auburn years exactly when we needed them. We moved to Auburn for Brent to become the pastor of Parkway Baptist Church. Another unexpected blessing (other than the fire) happened while there … we finally had a boy. Joshua Brent Reeves was born on April 30, 1997 and the precious ladies of my Sunday school class hosted the […]

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Shades of Grace: Ashes made Beautiful

The days at Rockford were filled with wonderful blessings from God. Lauren Nicole was born on January 19, 1990 and Natalie Denae was born on September 12, 1991. It was definitely one of those seasons of life when time passed quickly, but some days were really long! I am so thankful for how God used […]

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Shades of Grace: The Wonder Years

Life doesn’t always go as planned. Nor does it always go like you think it may. We wonder. Maybe we even wander. Some would tell you that when that happens: “Boy, life sure threw you a curve ball.” Although my heart and mind are still learning … continuing to grasp even a small part of […]

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Shades of Grace: The Delta and the Dawn

Yikes! This countdown is looming large … I have 8 days and 25 years to cover. Condensing is the name of the game now. Lucky break for readers! 🙂 Today I recall the people who took us in as family in the first church we served in Ruleville, MS. Honestly, those were some of our […]

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Shades of Grace: When Cousins Gather

With only a couple of weeks left, I plan to use most of the remaining posts for sharing how God’s grace has colored our family’s life in ministry … through the opportunities we have had to minister, through the churches we’ve served and the people who have loved us so well.Today, though, I look back to […]

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Shades of Grace: It Really is the Thought that Counts

November 25: One month away from my 51st CHRISTmas (since I was born just a few weeks before Christmas). It always has been one of my favorite times of the year. Although “the world” tries to distract us from the Christian perspective of this season … that is, the Reason for our celebration … I […]

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