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October 26, 2009

Yellow Roses

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.”         Romans 12: 1-2 (NIV)

 

Fall has now officially arrived.  And of course you can feel it in the air.  From a government standpoint, it will become official next Sunday morning as we set our clocks back one hour.  But fall is officially here—the World Series of Major League Baseball begins two days from now (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 3:31 pm
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October 19, 2009

Expecting More

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“Life as it is.  I have lived for over forty years and I have seen life as it is…I’ve heard all the voices of God’s noblest creature…These were men who saw life as it is. ..Only their eyes filled with confusion…questioning why. 

I do not think they were asking why they were dying…but why they had ever lived. 

When life itself seems lunatic who knows where madness lies…To surrender dreams…this may be madness.  To seek treasure where there is only trash…too much sanity may be madness. 

And the maddest of all…to see life as it is and not as it should be!”

Cervantes, “The Man of La Mancha”

 

I don’t know if the cold weather has brought me back to my senses, or whether it’s the painful realization that I can’t scrub the slime from Friday night off my body and from my mind.  I knew better than to go.  We hadn’t attended in nearly ten years. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 1:11 pm
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October 12, 2009

Time Out!

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29: 11 (NIV)

 

“Time out!”  The memory is still as vivid today as when it occurred.  Our ace pitcher—“One-eyed Jack”—was pitching a no-hitter for us in the United States Air Force fast-pitch softball base championships.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 2:13 pm
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October 5, 2009

Every Life–Eternal Reminders

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“I am the door.  If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.  The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.  I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”  John 10: 9-10 (NKJV)

 

When he retired after a successful engineering career, he could have chosen to do most anything he wanted to do.  He chose to be homeless. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 10:05 am
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