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May 25, 2009

A Day to Remember

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“O say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light. 

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming?..

O say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave,

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

 

            The air was surprisingly cool as I walked outside at dawn this morning to post our American flag on the front of our home.  Our children and Granddaughters were with us, and all, including Lynda, still slept peacefully as the sun broke forth on the fields of red, white and blue now fluttering on a soft breeze passing by. 

Another Memorial Day, and my gratitude was full to overflowing in a humble heart awash in a concert of memories and hopes in harmony with the sacredness of the day.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 5:35 pm
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May 18, 2009

No Regrets

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“You take over.  I’m about to die, my life an offering on God’s altar.  This is the only race worth running.  I’ve run hard right to the finish, believed all the way.  All that’s left now is the shouting—God’s applause!”         2 Timothy 4: 6-8 (The Message)

 

No regrets. 

Our elder Granddaughter, Hannah, must have been disappointed last week when we didn’t attend her piano recital.  She knew that her Mimi and Granddaddy always tried to come to everything she was involved in. The problem was we didn’t know about her recital.  Yet, even if she had known that we didn’t know of her recital, I’m sure it wouldn’t have eased the disappointment she must have felt as she waited her turn to perform.  I was crushed.

We’re running out of moments…  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 10:34 am
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May 11, 2009

Now

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

Psalm 90: 12

 

            Now.  In this world, that’s about all the time we have for certain.

Consider this for a moment:  During our time here in this world, will we have tomorrow?  Maybe.  Maybe not.     

Will we have at least one more hour from now?  Maybe.  Maybe not.

One more minute from now?  You get the point.

Can we go back and redo a few things from yesterday?  Oh if only wishing made it so. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 6:16 pm
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May 4, 2009

Climbing Trees

   

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“We need to find God, and He cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature — trees, flowers, grass — grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence. We need silence to be able to touch souls.”  Mother Teresa

 

Ever climbed a tree? 

I suspect you have.  I hope you have.

It may be a time again to go climb a tree—in the very best sense of that expression.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 1:23 pm
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