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April 27, 2009

Pursue the Passion

April 27, 2009


Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…


“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, and knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.”  

Colossians 3:23 (NKJV)


            Would you have done it?  Something a bit like Miss Susan Boyle did?

Would you have walked out of the wings on the sides of that stage, and stood where she stood, and do what she did?

Would you have followed the passion of your heart, as she apparently did, which ultimately led to that moment? (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 6:58 am
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April 20, 2009

Have We Forgotten?

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…


            “If you meet me and forget me you have lost nothing, but if you meet Jesus Christ and forget Him, you have lost everything.”  Anonymous.


            A question from not too long ago…haunts me again this morning.

Have we forgotten? 

            The morning rain couldn’t wash away the memories of a weekend with our family gathered around the occasion and celebration of a family wedding.  These are the things which are forever burned in our memories, things like the foundations of our faith and country, those lives who have gone before us and whose shoulders we stand upon today, the roots of our families and the memories made with them. 

Yet, looking around lately across the landscapes of our nation and world, I have begun to wonder again…

            Have we forgotten?  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 2:42 pm
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April 13, 2009

A Couple of Questions

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…


“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.  Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”         

Margaret Mead                                               


What one thing in your life do you want to change?

I wonder if Kenny Perry would say—to have won the Masters Golf Tournament yesterday.  I was pulling for him to win the Masters yesterday at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 5:12 pm
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April 6, 2009

Easter Truth

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…


“If you hold onto my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”  John 8: 31-32 (NIV)


If she’s not the fastest runner on her team I’d be surprised.  She’s also an extraordinary athlete, with innate skills, aptitude, strength and flexibility to be able to perform at remarkable levels within a short period. 

My elder Granddaughter Hannah is also a truth-teller.

It was probably her speed and trying to hit the corner of the bag just right, to get a good push-off to the next base, which caused the confluence of these traits to bubble up into a crisis of conscience the other day during her softball game.  Attempting to score on another teammate’s hit, Hannah rounded third heading for home and eventually scored.  The umpire and the other team’s third-baseman both said she touched third base. 

But she knew differently.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 3:26 pm
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