Stay the Course

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I am a self admitted instant gratification type of gal. Seeing rooms painted and lawns mowed might be my favorite things to do because things just instantly look brand new and fresh. So when something requires me to wait for…

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12 NIV).

The Harvest of Trust

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It’s inevitable, this want for some sort of change in our lives. We all have a goal whether it is to be healthier, more fiscally responsible, study the Bible more faithfully, be an overall better person or all the above…

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12 NIV).

Our Sabbath Sunday

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Every year, at the end of school I prepare myself. I gather workbooks in every subject and plan for our daily workload to prevent the dreaded summer mush brain. I was always so afraid that over the summer they would…

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12 NIV).

He Wants Your Heart

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On a normal day in July, my heart was broken in the most absolute worst way. I had a routine visit checking on our little baby at 14 weeks. These visits were no big deal after 4 kids to just…

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12 NIV).

Go to the Valleys

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Zacchaeus was a wee little man but a popular man he was not. If you were raised in Sunday school chances are you sang the happy little song about Zacchaeus and the tree but underneath that cheerful melody was a…

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12 NIV).

Does God Give Participation Trophies?

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There has been so much talk about participation trophies in the realm of parenting. Every year, at the end of the season our kids line up to receive those little mementos that they did their best, even if maybe they…

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12 NIV).

Distractions from God

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I’m going to make a confession. Sometimes I skip my bible time for the day. I know, I know it’s awful. I’ve tried that blessed morning time before the kids wake up but some days my daily chores overwhelm me…

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12 NIV).

Imperfect Friendships

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So there we sat, hearing things that were said about ourselves I could never fathom true. These words were not coming from a supposed enemy. Even worse, those hurt filled words came from friends. When you share life and break…

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12 NIV).

Sit and Listen

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One of my favorite stories in the Bible is the story of Mary and Martha. I’m pretty sure if I tracked my genealogy back far enough I’d most definitely stem from Martha’s branch of people. As Christian women we often…

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12 NIV).

When Your Heart Needs a Rest

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So I’ll admit. I love social media. Seeing people’s lives unfold in real time is often fantastic, sometimes sad but mostly really fun. You get to see baby’s right after they are born and share prayers with friends when trouble…

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12 NIV).

When God Makes You Listen

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I would probably be described as a tad stubborn. That last statement also might be a bit of an understatement. I’ve also noticed that I am definitely not alone in this stubborn boat and that many people tend to have…

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12 NIV).

Be Careful What You Pray For

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Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to be in disrepair? That’s my day. I woke up late because the alarm did not go off and when I went to turn off my ceiling fan light…

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

Mrs. Hannah Whitaker

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12 NIV).