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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | January 27, 2021

Most of us would ten times rather travel a road in life that is smooth and straight, where you can see for miles in front of you. Unfortunately, we don’t always get to choose the road we travel. Having two sons embark on a path of military life put me on a road that truthfully,…

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UNDER PROTECTION

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | January 14, 2021

Working in my kitchen, movement from outside the window caught my eye. I moved closer to get a better look. There on the ground near my bird feeder was a big red hawk. At first, I was in awe of his (or her) size and beauty. I was excited to see him so close up,…

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ASK FOR THE MOUNTAIN

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | October 16, 2020

Recently, while going through some pictures from my travels, I found one taken many years ago on a trip to Scotland. Accompanied by some friends on this trip, I climbed my first mountain. It was not a big mountain by some climber’s standards, but to me, it might as well have been Mount Everest. I…

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SOARING ON EAGLES WINGS

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | September 21, 2020

Pinions. Do you know what they are? Psalm 91:4 says God will “cover you with His pinions.” If you didn’t know, pinions are the feathers at the end of a bird’s wings. They are the large feathers that are so instrumental in a bird’s ability to fly. Many bird owners will clip these pinions to…

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POTENTIAL

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | August 18, 2020

Even in the darkness of the room, I can see his little face. His perfect little mouth puckers and moves like he is suckling and his menagerie of faces makes me smile. As if reading my thoughts his lips curve upward into a smile (don’t tell me it’s just gas! I am going to stand…

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SHOOTING THE RAPIDS

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | August 10, 2020

The cold, icy water splashes inside the small raft, soaking everything you have on. First one wave then the next in rapid-fire. The water blurs your vision as the spray from the rapids smashing against the raft shoot up into your face. You want to laugh, but your heart is beating wildly in your chest,…

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IT’S ALL ABOUT PERSPECTIVE

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | July 29, 2020

On a recent trip in which I had to fly, I took a window seat, something I almost never do, but I was so glad I did this time. As we began to taxi down the runway it was dark, cloudy, and rainy. In fact, there had been storms in the area that had delayed…

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Planting, Growing & Harvest

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | June 30, 2020

I look out over my back yard, beyond the fence and there the organized straight lines of green in the field indicate the planting has been done. The growing season is now in full swing. Even to the side of my patio, the pots that hold my tomato plants tell me the same. Some time…

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SUBTLE BEAUTY

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | May 26, 2020

Sitting in the quiet early morning at my kitchen table, I sipped on my coffee and watched as God began to orchestrate an amazing show of color just for me. What was earlier an empty stage now has come to life as one by one the actors entered from the left and from the right,…

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BREAKING FREE

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | May 12, 2020

Staring out through the confining bars, Oliver and Sebastian long to be free to run and chase the wildlife that they can see beyond the bars. They bark and whine as the birds and ducks taunt them with their freedom. When I ask them if they want to go play, their enthusiasm is extreme. They…

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Garbage Can or Bouquet?

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | April 23, 2020

How is your odor these days? Do you stink like a garbage can or are you emitting a sweet fragrance like a bouquet of Spring flowers? By now some of you are thinking that it’s time for a bath right? After being sheltered at home for so long I am sure that some of us…

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LETTING GO

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | April 14, 2020

Some people say that giving birth to a child is the hardest thing about having kids. Others say that it is the years of teaching, disciplining and rearing that is the most difficult. As I have entered the years of empty nest and look back on my years raising my kids, I say that learning…

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