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December 28, 2009

First the Foundation

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.

But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”  Matthew 7: 24-27 (NIV)

 

A cold front which has already blanketed much of our nation is heading our way tonight.  It was the same weather pattern exactly one year ago almost to the day.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 2:19 pm
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December 21, 2009

True Love

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered.  And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”  Luke 2: 6, 7 (NKJV)

 

And then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid…For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.  And this will be a sign to you:  You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.” 

Luke 2: 10-12 (NKJV)

 

I can say a lot of things about God as I sit here this morning four days from Christmas—but the one thing that stands out among them all is this:

He never gave up on me. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 2:48 pm
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December 14, 2009

Believe!

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

”At one time most of my friends could hear the bell, but as the years passed, it fell silent for all of them.  Even Sarah found one Christmas that she could no longer hear its sweet sound.  Though I’ve grown old, the bell still rings for me as it does for all who truly believe.” 

The Polar Express, Chris Van Allsburg 1985

 

The lighted plastic Santa—now about forty-years-old—is positioned once again as he has been each year since our elder Granddaughter Hannah was born.  A bit scratched and faded through the years beginning with her Daddy’s childhood, (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 4:32 pm
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December 7, 2009

We’re So Close

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon His shoulder.  And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”      Isaiah 9:6 (NKJV)

 

We’re close.  And we know it.  You can feel it in everything that’s going on around you.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 11:28 am
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