I'm so glad you've stopped
by my home on the web. It is my prayer that you will find encouragement here.
Through the trials of my life, the Lord has taught me many things.
*He has taught me that there is NOTHING that I cannot get through if only I lean on His strength.
*He has taught me that although I WILL have tribulations on this Earth... He has already won the victory! He has overcome this world and all of it's struggles. I only need to put ALL of my trust in Him
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God."
II Corinthians 1:3-4
We ALL have a "story" to tell. Each of us have experienced different trials... different successes; And it is through sharing these experiences with others that we find true purpose in our lives. It is my prayer that God will use the words on these pages to minister to you in some way.
So spend some time perusing through the many pages here. New ones are added from time to time so be sure to bookmark this site and return often.
And please be sure to Sign My Guestbook or View My Guestbook or send me an email and leave your "Heartprints" on my life

*NOTE:My old guestbook had been down for sometime and I wasn't aware of it. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. PLease be assured that any entries WILL be read and acknowledged. Thanks so much for giving me a few precious moments in your life :)
I'd love to share my
Personal Testimony
with you
A Recent UpDate:
My Diagnosis
(April '99)
"A Special Message"
(written 1/99)
Hope when facing trials
"My Journal"
I share from my heart
"One reason why God's children are often overcome by difficulties is because they attempt to carry their burdens themselves. Instead, they should cast them upon the Lord, as He so graciously commands us to do. I have been a believer in the Lord Jesus for 43 years, but have invariably found that my greatest trials have proved to be my greatest blessings." ~George Mueller
"Meet My Precious Family"
Family Photo Album
My Soul Mate
God has blessed me with a marriage to the love of my life, my best friend.
A Tribute to my Momma
She went to be with
Jesus on June 8, 1999
"She has finished the race; she has fought the good fight" and now she is living in Paradise.
I miss you momma.... dgw
Take a Tour of My Home
I enjoy making my home and welcome and comfortable place for my family and friends. Please stop by...the tea pot is always hot.
The Prayer Garden
Post your requests or pray for the needs of others.
God rules the world by the prayers of His saints. Prayer is the power by which satan is conquered. By prayer the church on earth has disposal of the powers of the heavenly world."
~Andrew Murray
Denice's Devotional's
"Coming Home"
I received this story in an email. (Author unknown)
Here I share some thoughts on unconditional love and acceptance of those who are different than ourselves
"Patience Through Pain"
"O To Be Like Thee"
A challenge to renew & strengthen your Christian walk
"A Special Message"
(written 1/99)
Hope when facing trials
What really matters in your life?

Ministry for Sufferers of
Chronic Pain and Illness
"Why Me Lord?"
My thoughts on the question that we all ask at some time
"Using Pain for our Good"
The 2 choices that we have...
"Living With Fibromyalgia"
written by my precious E-sister Patty
Here she shares from her heart her personal experiences of life with this pain disorder/disease
Links & Resources
for Pain/Illness Sufferers
I have listed several helpful sites and will add more from time to time
"Our Homeschooling Pages"
Homeschooling Through Adversity
Our Homeschool Journal
Homeschooling with Chronic Illness in the Family
My Mom
Life with a chronically ill parent, written by my 16 y.o. daughter April
Encouragement for Mom's
For Mom's who are
Homeschooling Through Adversity
"To My Child"
A beautiful "poem" written by
Darlene Walter and also some scriptural guidance for those of us raising some of "God's Children"
~New Series~
"How Do I Homeschool?"
A question I am asked frequently!
I've turned on of my many email responses to that question into a webpage
"More Info. for HSers"
curriculum & teaching tips, my educational beliefs, lots more!
"How Do I Teach Reading?"
my tips on teaching phonics, reading aloud, the importance of reading, etc.
Webpage Design/Email Tips
Personalize Your Email
Webpage Design Tips
(For Netscape Composer & Geocities)
HTML Basics
I've shared what little I know :)
The Whitaker Kitchen
for lots of FUN recipes.
April's Poetry Corner
My oldest daughter is a very gifted writer/poet and we have posted some of her work on this page.
"My Friendship Pages"
A few thoughts on one of God's greatest Blessings...friends.
"A Friendship Prayer"
Send this to your dearest friends
"In acceptance lieth peace"
Are you shining Christ's light on the Internet?
My Website Compass
Need help finding your way around?
Great Graphics Sites
Here I've listed all graphic designers sites that I have "shopped" at for my own pages
Awards I've been Blessed with...
Thanks to you all! These mean so much to me~
I have "Syringomyelia", a rare spinal chord disorder. A website that has been a huge source of support, information and encouragement is: The American Syringomyelia Alliance Project

"Sometimes we lose sight of Christ because we are looking too hard at ourselves." ~V. Metcalf

Websites I visit a lot:
Easy Homeschooling
Homeschooling Daily
Crockpot Heaven
I use my crockpot often! So I was so excited when I found this site :)
The Master Teacher
My friend Leah has created this wonderful site for homeschoolers
A Few of my
Friend's Websites
Annie's Homepage
An amazing Christian website
published by an amazing lady.
Something for everyone!
Peggie's Place
Wonderful devotional's, humor & more
Pastor's Wife's Homepage
A Pastor's wife and momma of 7, Georgia has created a wonderful haven for any woman seeking a close walk with Jesus. Lots of recipes and homemaking tips too!
Sarah Smile's World
A site about a precious young lady who is overcoming Spina Bifida
Stop by and let Sarah tug at your "heartstrings"
Jennifer Seest's Place
One of my dear "E-Sisters"
A beautiful site by a beautiful lady
(My favorite page is "Sister's Tea Room") :o)*
Larinda's Homepage
Another precious "E-sister" shares her heart as she shares the Lord
Lot's More Links
Mission To Peru
Here I have posted all the information from before, during and after my husband Alan's missions trip to Peru. He has given me permission to share his personal journal that he kept while there as well as many of the wonderful stories that have been shared by all members of the team as well as several great photographs!
*The trip was from June 21 through July 1, 2000
Please keep the people of Ventanilla in your prayers. ~dgw

"The highest lesson God wants to teach us is to trust Him regardless. If everything made sense to our understanding, we would need no faith. Let us trust His wisdom and His love."
~Vance Havner
We attend
Millville Ave. Church of God
(of Anderson, Indiana)
If you live in the Southwestern OH. area and you're looking for a family oriented church, please come join us!
We'd love to meet you there!
Sign Guestbook We'd love it if you'd let us know you've stopped by!
Site Compass: Need help finding your way around my site? All pages are listed here.
You're listening to a new song I wrote entitled, "You Knew All Along". Music, by Chris Hood. 2000

I get my free internet space from:
My Testimony/Denice's Update/A Special Message/
A Tribute to my Mother/Homeschooling Through Adversity/
The Whitaker Family Kitchen/Chronic Pain-Illness Ministry/Denice's Devotional/
Webpage & Email Tutorial/To My Child/Friendship/Site Compass/
My Victorian Home/My SoulMate/Graphics/Awards/Friends Pages