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About Charmadawn

Jesus lover 💜 Wife of Steve for 36 years 💜 Mom to 2 grown kiddos 💜 BB to grandsons Jack, Luke and Patrick Joseph 💜5 years ago we purchased, Rescued and Restored a 118 year old farmhouse and we live together as a multigenerational household. Come follow our crazy. Isaiah 54:7

It’s been a long time coming

Steve Kern is a planner When he retired in 2010 from the Sarasota County Fire Department after 25 years of service, he worked the two years prior deciding if his second career was going to work out. He traveled from … Continue reading

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Talking Heaven with a Five Year Old

I’d been waiting for the news. Holly would be meeting Jesus soon and when I rolled over on Sunday morning, October 16, 2022 around 6:30am and my phone lit up, I knew it had happened. In the blink of an … Continue reading

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The Rescuer

I’m in Master Gardener School . We were given as assignment to write about anything, as long as it had to do with gardening. Here is my written report . These are my people My favorite humans My dad was … Continue reading

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The 9’ Table

Before we even lived in the old house. Before we were ready for a table . Long before we knew we would need a table for so many people. I stopped at a thrift store to look at 1 table … Continue reading

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When We Pray for the Old

I love a celebration of magnitude. I love when God shows up in a BIG, GIGANTIC, HUGE way and we get to give Him all the glory. My friend is celebrating. She made a big mistake a few years ago … Continue reading

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Finding Joy

Recently we had a huge event at our home. It was a fundraising event and we invited hundreds of people to celebrate in our backyard. It was a whirlwind and for a few weeks nothing else mattered but preparing for … Continue reading

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He Never Wastes a Wound

Not one Two Yesterday, two people shared that cancer has come. I don’t know how to feel. Every time someone shares bad news my insides tremble. They have shared news with us because we matter to them. They know we … Continue reading

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Palms Up

I was recently going through old blog posts that were in “Drafts.” I sometimes get an idea but never finish it. This morning, my heart was heavy so I turned on some worship music and started my day. Clean the … Continue reading

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No Shortcuts

Sleep didn’t come easy last night. Nothing astounding happened but sometimes the brain swirls and doesn’t rest well. I’m planning an event and while I can’t share details yet…it’s a doozy. It needs to be perfect. It needs to raise … Continue reading

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What does the Golden Girls have to do with Healing?

I write on this page because I want to remember. Life is a blur most days and while not every event is worthy to remember, sometimes an extraordinary thing happens and each and every year when it comes up in … Continue reading

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