Hope with Summer Reign

 “If there is hope in the future, there is literally power in the present.” Zig Ziglar In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, Beyond the Waiting Room is featuring an incredible mom of four children. Clarice exemplifies hope as she cares for her growing family and manages the care of her fourth child, Summer Reign, […]

Hope with Summer Reign

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What Did I Learn about Myself?

As we continue to move through what seems like the fourth quarter of this challenging pandemic, we must answer to the year that has asked so much from us.  What did I learn about myself? The quarantine at home allowed me to evaluate how I used my time on a daily basis. My answers really […]

What Did I Learn about Myself?

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What I Learned in 2020

What did you learn in 2020? This is an important question to ask of ourselves. It is so vital to answer so you can create a path forward. We all had challenges that can lead to outcomes with long–term positive impact. Here are three things I learned from the world around me. Gratitude We took […]

What I Learned in 2020

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself During Challenging Times

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer,” from author Zora Neal Hurston, is suitable for the season we are in right now. It was this time last year where we began to see our lives convert into what some may describe as the twilight zone. A pandemic emerged and engulfed our lives […]

Fail-safe tips to Connect, Push and Relax in the New Year

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A Caregiver Discovers God’s Care in the Midst of Chaos

Please tell us your name and a little about yourself.  My husband, John, and I live in Raleigh, NC where he is the Director of the Raleigh Rescue Mission.  The RRM is a ministry that seeks to Rescue, Renew and Restore homeless individuals to a relationship with Christ and move them on to full employment, […]

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Eleven-Year-Old Channels His Grief Into Advocacy

November is Children’s Grief Awareness month and I couldn’t have found a more deserving person to be featured than Bryce Fields. After losing his younger sister in a tragic car accident, Bryce channeled his pain and grief by writing a book with his grandfather that addresses the grieving process from a child’s point of view.  […]

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Doubly Blessed, Twice Chosen

“Sometimes, someone comes into your life expectantly, takes your heart by surprise and changes your life forever”.  In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness month, we are featuring a remarkable mom of four teenage daughters. Gayle embodies this quote as she shares her story on Beyond the Waiting Room of being blessed twice with daughters with […]

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A Mom Shares Her Son’s Story For Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. This month, especially, the Cystic Fibrosis community comes together to share their stories and spread awareness about this potentially life-threatening disease. I’m so grateful that Prella Smith was able to take time out of her busy schedule to discuss how her and her family support her son, Hayze in […]

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Re-Imagine Your Impact in 2020!

Welcome to 2020! It is a brand new year and decade. I love to see the months and years transform. They give us all a chance to reflect and the fortitude to start anew. Many resolve to make changes to improve their lives in a significant way. Yet others decide not to attempt a change […]

Re-Imagine Your Impact in 2020!

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Two Amazing Moms Brought Together By Down Syndrome

In honor of Down Syndrome Awareness Month, we’re featuring two amazing moms who were brought together by the diagnosis and forged a bond that grows stronger every day. I’ve always loved the quote, “Friends are the family you choose for yourself.” Angela O’Brien and Paige Strawn are the personification of this and I’m excited to […]

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