Category: Inspiration Station

Joseph Doyle

By Naimah shaw Grief is an emotion that affects every fiber of our being. It seems the only positive facet of grief is the spirit’s remarkable emergence through the wallowed depths of despair when affected by this overwhelming, all-encompassing emotion. Local farmer, Joseph Doyle found himself afflicted by grief after the loss of his wife, Luella, and was unsure of how to cope and deal with the challenges he faced as a widower. Doyle learned to combat the range and rage of grief and sought refuge in mother nature and his first love: toiling the land and farming the soil....

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Faith Care at Wesley United Methodist Church

By Naimah shaw True stories are always better than those that are born out of mish mashed thoughts that we culminate  in our brain. True stories serve to inspire us and the people behind those stories are those that we aspire to be. Within these individuals there is an unwitting but heightened sense of fulfillment, compassion and a longing to eradicate pain and offer assistance to those in need. Such is the case of Lew Bandy who has served in his capacity as the administrator of the Faith Care at Wesley United Methodist since 2013. Beyond his lengthy career of...

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Child Enrichment INC Healing

By Naimah shaw   With Dedication, a fierce and loyal determination to help the under served and a tenacity unlike any other, Dan Hillman is the local voice of children suffering from abuse, neglect and abandonment. Hillman’s qualities are masked by a seemingly tough exterior but he is definitely a man on a mission helping abused and neglected children regain traction of their lives. Hillman is an inspirational figure, loyal child advocate, embodiment and representation of a man who oversees activities at the local organization, Child Enrichment Inc. Hillman and his dedicated staff has helped over 21,000 local children from...

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Kayla and Eric Johnson’s Courageous Journey of the Heart

By Renee Williams   When Kayla and Eric Johnson found out they were expecting their third child, they embraced the news with great joy and anticipation. As the pregnancy progressed, the Johnson’s shared their excitement with family members and eagerly prepared their young children for the new arrival. As an experienced mom, Johnson knew the importance of receiving prenatal care so during her second trimester, she completed screening to check her health and the health of her unborn child. “When I was sixteen weeks pregnant, I opted to have blood work done to check for any abnormalities…Johnson says. “At...

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Play With Purpose

Child Life Specialists Help Kids During Hospitalization By Renee Williams   “I originally wanted to be a pediatrician but I accidentally caused an explosion in my Organic Chemistry lab and decided that was not for me,” says Kimberly Eury Allen, Child Life Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Georgia. “So I went to the large wall of careers in the guidance area of my undergraduate college and found a profession that works with children in a hospital setting…Child Life. I completed an internship and have now been in the field as a practicing Child Life Specialist for over 30 years....

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