Impact for Living LogoAutumn Trees Scene
Welcome to the Impact for Living Blog

August 31, 2009

Decisions

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“Generous in love—God, give grace!  Huge in mercy—wipe out my bad record.  I know how bad I’ve been; my sins are staring me down…God, make a fresh start in me…don’t throw me out with the trash…put a fresh wind in my sails.”  Psalm 51: 1-2, 10-12 (The Message)

 

 

As the morning unfolds the memories of that moment of a quarter-century ago flood my thoughts. 

I had arrived early for the burial ceremony.  The early arrival gave me a chance to walk between row-after-row of white crosses stretched out as far as one could see across those hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 10:21 am
Filed under: Thoughts

August 24, 2009

Go the Distance

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“I have often dreamed of a far off place,

Where a hero’s welcome would be waiting for me,

Where the crowds will cheer when they see my face,

And a voice keeps saying this is where I’m meant to.”

            “Go the Distance” (Hercules—Walt Disney Pictures)

 

As I lifted her head up off my shoulder I could see that Ellie Kate’s eyes were wide-open, and that she wasn’t breathing. 

Our younger Granddaughter, Ellie Kate, has had worse moments—life-threatening moments—in the journey of her young life.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 2:04 pm
Filed under: Thoughts

August 17, 2009

Just Keep Swimming

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“And after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire:  and after the fire a still small voice.”  I Kings 19: 12 (KJV)

 

If you were ever going to hear that still small voice of God, a morning like today would be the time—calm, quiet, not a wrinkle in the air or a rustling leaf in the trees.  It was the same the other day—even though it was anything but still. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 9:46 pm
Filed under: Thoughts

August 10, 2009

Reclaiming Angels

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

            “I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy hill,

            I laid me down and slept and awaked, for the Lord sustained me…

            Thou, Oh Lord are a shield for me, my glory and the lifter of my head.

                                                            Thou, Oh Lord—Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir

 

            I’m sure it won’t take you by surprise when I suggest that little children seem to have an innate sense and trust about all things and values which are innocent and eternal.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 12:25 pm
Filed under: Thoughts

August 3, 2009

The Hidden Hand of God

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.  “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”  Isaiah 55: 8-9 (NIV)

 

Change.   

It’s usually something we endure, and not all that well.  Perhaps it would be a whole lot easier for us to endure if we knew what life looked like at the end of the change. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 3:26 pm
Filed under: Thoughts
© 2008 Impact for Living