From Whole Cloth. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / May 10, 2019 /

An Overriding Thought! Have you ever had one thought that just keeps running around your brain and won’t quit? That’s what I had a week ago during our highly successful Affiliated Women’s COFFEE in the NEIGHBORHOOD Spring women’s conference workshop. The event is called “BOLD WOMEN of FAITH” and the May 2 event was the…

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Hold On By Letting Go. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / May 3, 2019 /

Life Paradoxes!  Most of the inspirational messages I read these days exhorts us to let go and let God.  My morning reading consists of “My Utmost For His Highest” by Oswald Chambers and “TGIF” (Today God Is First), by Os Hillman. The theme is almost always the importance of our faith being strong enough to…

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The Likelihood of a Cat’s Death. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / April 26, 2019 /

Cat Got Your Tongue?  When I was a young woman, I rarely spoke my mind. And when I did, my words were so far from how I really felt that one might accuse me of insincerity – even hypocrisy. I definitely let the cat have my tongue. How did I handle pent-up feelings? I talked…

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A Love That Would Not Let Him Go!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / April 19, 2019 /

A Prologue. . . What can we say about Good Friday, that hasn’t already been said? Or not said because we don’t know what to say! Truth be known, speaking or writing about a day in which a man willingly went to a horrific death because it was His purpose is not something most humans…

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Reflections of a ‘Vintage Woman’!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / April 12, 2019 /

How I Got Here. . . This past Monday, friend Harold had to have some lab work done. As usual, there was a short wait. Being the antsy woman I can sometimes be, I picked up a copy of Entrepreneur magazine with Jonathan and Drew Scott on the cover. If you watch the HGTV channel,…

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Confessions of a Vintage Dame!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 29, 2019 /

What Does It Matter Anyway? This past Saturday, we went to a funeral at the Roman Catholic cathedral in Indianapolis. One of Harold’s  former associate pastors died and Harold wanted to attend the service. Since Harold had returned on Wednesday from 20 days in skilled nursing care with the use of a walker and transport…

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“Talk to Me!”

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 22, 2019 /

Talk to Me Please! Those of us who blog on a regular basis do so because we have something we want to say; but we also do it because we want to prompt a dialogue with others. In other words, a blog is an invitation to talk. To tell me your thoughts after reading mine.…

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Thoughts of Success & Failure ~ From the AWI Archives!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 15, 2019 /

Sometimes We Must. . .  Sometimes we must adjust our days and weeks to accommodate life events we hadn’t planned for. Such is the case for me the past several weeks. Friend’s sudden illness, hospitalization and subsequent stay in skilled care threw my usual schedule into disarray. It also intruded on writing fresh content for…

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World’s Most Powerful Opioid!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 8, 2019 /

World’s Most Powerful Opioid! The world faces a monumental challenge with the use of and deaths from powerful addictive drugs known as opioids. Daily we hear how tons of stuff such as Fentanyl, Oxycontin and Meth are transported across our southern border or arrive via ports of entry. It’s a vexing problem that no one…

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I Struggle! I Bet You Do Too. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / February 22, 2019 /

I Struggle. . .  I sit here struggling with what to write for this week’s post. Yes, it’s Thursday and the post doesn’t have to appear until tomorrow. But if I don’t do it now; it won’t get done. And I haven’t a clue what I want to say. What I ought to say. What…

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