Author Archives: Chuck Brazell

To Truly Live is to Truly GIVE! – A Challenge for 2013!

“THE ESSENCE OF LOVE IS GIVING.  THE ESSENCE OF LIFE IS LOVE.” Chandler wrote these words on the inside  cover page of his Bible.  The theme of Chandler’s life is “One word: LOVE”.  And for Chandler, living a life of … Continue reading

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If Tomorrow Never Comes…

I ‘ll need to confess here at the start that there are a few Garth Brook songs that I really enjoy.  Rachel and I listened to one of those on Saturday.  It was the song “If Tomorrow Never Comes”. Today … Continue reading

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Kentucky Fried LOVE!!!

Last week Rhonda and I went to Kentucky Fried Chicken here in Tyler for dinner.  Now we’re not Kentucky fried fans, but it had been exactly a year to the day that Chandler, Rhonda and I had eaten there together while … Continue reading

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The Pure In Heart – A Portrait of Jimmy

Jimmy Brazell made an impact on a lot of people.  And you didn’t have to know him very long to appreciate his simplicity, his transparency and his sincere concern for you and for others.  It seems that most people he met considered him one of their … Continue reading

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‘Go Light Your World’ 2012 National STOA Speech and Debate Tournament

  March 7-10th, 2012 was the first annual ‘Go Light Your World’ National Speech and Debate Tournament in Tyler, Texas.  Chandler “Jimmy” Brazell was remembered and honored by the theme ‘Go Light Your World’, the Tournament put on in his … Continue reading

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What is Love? Part 1- “One Word: Love”

 ONE WORD: LOVE Those who know Chandler are well aware that he often spoke of Love.  Studying all his sayings, songs and journal entries have revealed to me his deep and mature understanding of love.    He truly loved his … Continue reading

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This is my son….

This is my son…… I had lunch with Chandler today.  I ordered some Chinese food to go and headed to the cemetery.  I was there to spend time with my son.  I was there to talk to him, to think … Continue reading

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