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September 28, 2009

A Life of Faith and Works

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything?  Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it?

Isn’t if obvious that God-talk without God-acts is outrageous nonsense?

Faith and works, works and faith, fit together hand in glove.”         

                                                            James 2:14-18 (The Message)

 

             The setting was beautiful as the sun began its descent toward the horizon a distant view across a white-capped Gulf of Mexico where we had gathered yesterday to pay our last respects to someone you probably don’t know.

But he was someone you would never forget if you ever met him.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 1:06 pm
Filed under: Thoughts

September 21, 2009

Twelve Words

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”  Corrie Ten Boom

 

            There it is.  A mission statement for all our todays—in just twelve words.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 8:36 pm
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September 14, 2009

Magic Carpet Rides

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

A four year old girl was overheard whispering into her newborn baby brother’s ear, “Baby,” she whispers, “tell me what God sounds like.  I am starting to forget.” 

                                    Robert Benson, Between Dreaming and the Coming True

 

            The newest opportunity for Granddaddy to play and serve his two precious Granddaughters is with a ride they call the “Magic Carpet Ride.”  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 3:11 pm
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September 7, 2009

This is the Time

    

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“This is a time for American heroes.  We will do what is hard.  We will achieve what is great.  This is a time for American heroes, and we reach for the stars.”  (The West Wing)

 

It’s almost as if the morning sunshine knows it is lighting the way into an important week.  A week we should all remember.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 5:11 pm
Filed under: Thoughts
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