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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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BOOTS ON THE GROUND

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | April 2, 2020

Heidi Keeler once wrote, “The qualities that I admire most in someone? The strengths that make up the woman of God that I yearn to be? They don’t come easily. They are forged in our spirits, not acquired.” What qualities do you find attractive in someone, qualities that you would like to have? As I…

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All Things New

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | March 23, 2020

Have you ever wanted to hit the “reset” button for your life? Have you ever made a decision that you wish you could take back and redo? Are you currently in a circumstance that you wish you could just stop and rewind and do-over? I cannot imagine that there is not one person out there…

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NO FEAR

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | March 14, 2020

Welcome to the age of widespread panic and fear! Never before have I seen such fear in the lives of people around me. WHY? It is not because of the virus itself that is circulating (Coronavirus), it is because of what is happening in our communities around the world, it is the fear of the…

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Failure Or Learning Curve?

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | March 5, 2020

Wow, can you believe that we are already into March and with that comes the hope of Spring? As we look forward to the warmer weather, let me first take you back a couple of months when you made a New Years Resolution. On the first of January, you were on top of the mountain,…

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Looking For Love

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | February 14, 2020

In 1982 I was introduced to a certain young man by my college roommate and though there were no “fireworks” in that first meeting, my heart warmed to his pursuits over time. With each phone call or letter received (we did not have text messaging then:-), God began to give me new eyes to see…

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Blooming after Pruning

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | February 5, 2020

I have taken so many walks each day while here in Florida and I have begun to notice something that I hadn’t before. In places where a gardener’s pruning shears have been, beauty is sprouting up. Sometimes when young trees are planted, the gardener will prune off the lower branches to give shape to the…

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