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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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WHAT IS YOUR LIFE?

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | January 23, 2020

A quiet house. No little feet pitter-pattering through the halls and no giggles waffling from the next room. No cartoons playing on the TV, an empty table at dinner, and no urgent questioning of lost articles of clothing. How did we get to this? I miss it!! Somedays I wish I could go back and…

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Storeroom of Treasure

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | January 11, 2020

Sitting on the floor in our crawl space under our house, I began sifting through boxes and totes with one thing on my mind. “How am I going to let go of a lifetime of “treasures” in order to downsize?” With each box comes images of events past, many of which still make my heart…

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Hope In The New Year

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | December 31, 2019

Resolutions. Have you made yours yet? The start of the new year is upon us and most people are giving thought to what they want to do differently in the new year. Whether it is to lose weight, get a new job, conquer a fear, buy a new house, start a family, start a journal,…

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The Wonder Of Christmas

By lcwhitaker318@gmail.com | December 24, 2019

Peering out of the window from the back seat of my parent’s car, I looked with wonder at the Christmas lights that glimmered and glowed in an array of colors. It was a tradition for my family when I was little to drive around town a day or two before Christmas to look at the…

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