Ep. 14: The Walk of Faith with Atty. Linda Bond Edwards

Meet child #3 of the Bond family, Attorney Linda Bond Edwards. Entering law school at the exciting age of 35 years old, Linda went through a faith-filled journey that led her to bounce around different corporate positions and move from one city to another.

She believes that the path that God has set out for her is far more perfect than what she could ever plan for herself… and this has guided her throughout a life well-lived.

Hear more about Linda’s story in this 14th episode of 3 Stores, 2 Cotton Gins, 1 Remarkable Life!



In this episode you will also discover:

  • Linda’s journey to law school and beyond
  • The walk of faith and following the Lord’s will
  • A peek into Linda’s law school experience
  • Being selected as one of the “25 Women to Know in Tallahassee”
  • Linda’s life in Tallahassee
  • Why it’s important to take a closer look at yourself
  • Linda’s 2021 Word of the Year
  • Having a stable support system rooted in faith
  • The legacy Linda wants to leave behind


Find out the details by listening to the full 3 Stores, 2 Cotton Gins, 1 Remarkable Life episode  on SpotifyStitcher and iTunes.


  • “I think this is the time that the Lord has set aside for me to go to law school. Everything that needed to happen, happened just the way it was supposed to and there was no way I could’ve orchestrated all of it.”
  • “The Lord has an interesting way of putting you in places at the right time.”
  • “If you got the work, you have to respect that work.”
  • “One of the things I learned is to take responsibility for my actions.”
  • “God’s will for me is far more perfect than any that I can think or do on my own.”

Together We Can, Together We Must

Together we can, we must

I am struggling this week. I’m not angry or sad, but “I’m feeling some type of way.” An indescribable kind of way. It’s 2021, I’m in my 65th year on the earth, and race, violence, terror, and hatred continue to dominate too many conversations.

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The News Seems To Be Improving…Thank Goodness

The news seems to be improving

I am relieved that the news seems to be improving. Thankfully there are reports of fewer hospitalizations, widespread vaccinations, significant legislation being passed to help citizens who are suffering the lingering effects of the pandemic, schools reopening, and a return of some sense of normalcy.

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Ep. 13: Leaving a Remarkable Mark in the World with Christy Smit‪h

This episode’s guest holds a special place in Dr. Hopson’s life, especially since this woman played a major role in Dr. Cynthia’s career as a writer. Meet Christy Smith, a former publisher of a weekly newsletter in the town Dr. Cynthia Bond Hopson grew up in. They go back to 1987 when Dr. Cynthia pitched a story to Christy. And the rest, as you say, is history.

After conquering the world of journalism (with a cool byline, “CT Smith”), Christy went on to become a Disaster Consultant. She spent years supporting and helping survivors—an experience that changed her relationship with God.

Hear more about her story on working in disaster case management and how she values being a lifelong learner in the 13th episode of 3 Stores, 2 Cotton Gins, 1 Remarkable Life.


In this episode you will also discover:

  • From being a journalist to becoming a Disaster Consultant
  • How working in disaster recovery and with survivors shifted Christy perspective
  • Liberal education and how it should be given more importance
  • Being active participants in culture and politics
  • The value of being a lifelong learner
  • On leaving, remaining and contributing in this world


Find out the details by listening to the full 3 Stores, 2 Cotton Gins, 1 Remarkable Life episode  on SpotifyStitcher and iTunes.



  • “I learned more about God from the survivors, more than I ever learned in the Church.”
  • “I always pushed back against the concept of being successful because I think that’s always an external idea.”
  • “We are called to live in this world, to know as much as we can know.”
  • “Read the bad stuff, read the good stuff. It will inform your own thinking.”
  • “We were created to share everything in this planet.”

Welcome to March


Welcome to March and possibilities

February, as the shortest month of the year, seemed to evaporate right in front of me. Perhaps I was too busy celebrating the gorgeous snow and unseasonably warm/cold temperatures to notice that it’s already March and the relationship between my To Do List and its cousin, Already Done and Conquered List, is showing signs of neglect.

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