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July 27, 2009

At the End of the Day

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“The only thing you ever had to do to make me happy was to come home at the end of the day.”

(President Bartlet to his daughter Ellie, “The West Wing”)

 

“I just got off of I-10 at Baldwin.  I should be home in an hour or so.” 

It had been a long drive, but our son’s voice seemed energized and enthusiastic.  Nathan had just called as he was driving home from Duke University for the Christmas break, to update us on the progress of his journey. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 11:50 am
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July 20, 2009

Tee It Up–Again

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah!  For the Lord God Almighty reigns.”

                                                            Revelation 19:6 (NIV)

 

To the casual observer it was just golf.  But it was really so much more.  It was an unbelievable moment in golfing lore, which served to point us outside of ourselves, remind us of things we yet want to do, and expand our vision of our lives beyond the obstacles present into all the possibilities which remain. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 10:52 am
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July 13, 2009

Hope!

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.  And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God…

…And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, Whom He has given us.

                                                Romans 5: 1-2, 5 (NIV)

 

It’s that feeling you had at the instant your eyes opened today to let in the sunshine of a new morning.  It’s the same feeling you have in that first instant each morning—almost every day of your life—before your mind starts down the list of all the reasons for busyness or concern for the day. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 5:56 am
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July 6, 2009

Tomorrow?

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“Say what you want to say when you have the feeling and the chance.  My deepest regrets are the things I did not do, the opportunities missed and the things unsaid.”  Jim Keller

 

Rainy days seem to bring out that reflective spirit that dwells within all of us—at least they do that for me.  Today seems to be no exception, as I sit here, with the rain falling softly outside my window, reflecting again upon something which I really don’t like to think about…

If tomorrow never comes. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 1:09 pm
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