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March 28, 2011

Reaching

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me.  No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.”            

Philippians 3: 12-14 (NLT)

 

As the morning begins to unfold it appears as though it will be a bit gray and cloudy today.  I suspect that will be the case in other parts of the country as well.  But experience also demonstrates that somewhere above all the clouds covering our day the sun is still and always shining. 

And on a corresponding note, the four college basketball teams that make up the “Final Four” of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship have been determined, and for the first time in the history of this championship there are no #1 or #2 seeded teams in the Final Four.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 6:07 pm
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March 21, 2011

Second Chances

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

And the Angel said to the three women who came to the empty tomb that morning, “Don’t be alarmed…He is risen…But go, and tell His disciples and Peter, that He is going ahead of you into Galilee.” 

Mark 16: 7

 

            It’s the kind of morning that always seems to give rise to hope—sunny, breezy, with spring-like temperatures predicted for the rest of the day.  A bit like the sunshine the three women unexpectedly found at the empty tomb that morning so long ago.

A place to find a second chance.  (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 9:57 pm
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A Brand New Day

A Brand New Day

 

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“This is the day the Lord has made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24 (NLT)

 

 

            It was a morning, much like today, beautiful and ushering in a week reminding us of fresh starts.  Reminding us that a new season was in full bloom.  A line had been drawn from winter, and spring had sprung.  And also ushering in March Madness. 

March Madness—with all its mayhem, memories, and magic (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 1:23 pm
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March 7, 2011

The Only One I See is You

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 

“One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him. 

But Jesus said, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children.” And he placed his hands on their heads and blessed them before he left.           

Matthew 19: 13-15 (NLT) 

 

            I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.  I had to change some plans when I heard about it—but as with anything involving my Granddaughters, my plans always get changed to be with them. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 8:28 pm
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