Category Archives: A Fragrant Aroma

Flowers Tell A Story

I love flowers–all kinds. My photo library is filled with them. They make me happy, and none more so that when they are growing in the dirt. God puts them on display everyday for our enjoyment and they’re breathtaking if … Continue reading

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Pulling Up Roots

Yesterday Tom and I spent the day in our garden. It was something we’ve needed to do for a long time, but kept putting off. It was hard pulling up our African Irises that had overgrown the planter where they … Continue reading

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Celebrating 35 Years Today

Our wedding day–February 24, 1979 Here we are today–February 24, 2014 ♥ 35 Years of Marriage 13036 Days Together 5 Addresses 20 Countries Visited 3 Children 7 adorable grandchildren ♥ We love in the light of God’s love for as … Continue reading

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We Interrupt This Blog Post To Introduce…

Our newest grandchild (#6) was born last night at 6:05p. Our daughter-in-love is doing well. So much so that they dropped by our house last night at 11p. so we could meet the little guy face-to-face. Pardon our absence, but … Continue reading

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Happy Hour

This week’s Happy Hour special comes from a blog I just discovered. The writer, Lisa-Jo Baker, knows how to tell a story so well that you won’t want the post to end. This particular one is the perfect follow-up to … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Be Happier

As you know, my family surprised me last week by taking me to Savannah for Mother’s Day. I was struggling with sadness the entire week before because everywhere I went I saw signs for Mother’s Day reminding me my Mother … Continue reading

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I Interrupt This Normal Blog Post…

…to let you know my love and care for Debi this Mother’s Day has led me to intervene in her regular schedule in order to take her away for the next few days. Our kids wanted to do something special … Continue reading

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Oh Happy Day

Friday I was working in the kitchen when I heard a knock on the front door. I opened the door only to find my two granddaughter’s Bristol (5) and Willow (3) standing there all alone with big smiles on their … Continue reading

Posted in A Fragrant Aroma, Diapers, Toddlers & Romance, Oh My, Parenting, Seasons of Life | 18 Comments

Nine Tips On How To Spring Clean Your Marriage

There was a day when people invested time and energy in cleaning their home from top to bottom each and every spring. I know because we lived next door to a dear woman for 12 years who did this faithfully … Continue reading

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I Will Be Your Witness

Today we want to talk about an important aspect of marriage, something you may not have thought about. It will help if you take a few minutes to watch this movie clip from Shall We Dance first. Witness.  A witness … Continue reading

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The Hidden Room With A View

A husband and wife were busy attending to the needs of their family, their home, their church, when they heard the Father call their names. He led them to a door in their house that they had never before noticed. … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day – Hype or Help?

I can’t count the number of couples I talk to who choose not to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They say it’s just another day where Hallmark, florists and chocolate companies are trying to get us to give them what’s in our … Continue reading

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Thinking for Myself

Today I’ve posted on my author blog, since the last time I did was December 7th. It’s long overdue. Below is the beginning of it, and you can click over to finish, if you so wish. Thank you for being … Continue reading

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A Time To Mourn

I want to start off by thanking each of you who have prayed for us as we’ve cared for my Mom these past few weeks. What a huge support and help you’ve been to us. Thank you! It is with … Continue reading

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Taking Notes

I posted a couple of days ago on debigraywalter.com and thought you’d like an update as well. Thank you for your prayers for us during this time. What a difference God’s sustaining grace makes in such times! Here it is: … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye

Before we went to sleep last night Tom said to wake him if I needed to. I did, at 3:30a. You see on Monday my mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given a short time to live. Her response … Continue reading

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Reflections On Our Time Away

Tom and I have been in the mountains of North Georgia since the beginning of the month. We’ve welcomed friends and family members, and another couple is due to arrive next week. It has been relaxing. It has been romantic. … Continue reading

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Have You Neglected This In Your Marriage?

Having Tom around all day everyday is great. His “Honey Do” list is actually getting shorter, and that’s a good thing. But it’s easy to take our time together for granted. I’ve noticed since he’s always here I don’t anticipate … Continue reading

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Live Like There’s No Tomorrow

It’s Monday. Traditionally a day when those who go back to work or back to school let out a sigh, a moan or a prayer–depending on how much joy you derive from your lot in life. What if today–on this … Continue reading

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A Dream Come True

It has been years in the making, but Debi’s dream has finally come true.  Together, we have sacrificed many things in the past twelve years, but it quickly became my dream to see her dream realized. She hesitated to post … Continue reading

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