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November 28, 2011

Believe it!

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

“‘He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.

Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1: 10-14 (NIV)

It really began the night before. It was a bit later than we had intended—and later than her Mommy and Daddy would’ve hoped for—but there we were, both Lynda and me, Mimi and Gran, laying in the darkened bedroom on the floor next to our younger Granddaughter Ellie Kate the other night not too long before she finally drifted off to sleep.


Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 6:04 pm
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November 21, 2011

A Thanksgiving List

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

Bless this house, O Lord we pray, make it safe by night and day…

Bless these walls so firm and stout, keeping want and trouble out…”

“Bless this House”

Helen Taylor & May Morgan (1927)

Thanksgiving gatherings the way they were meant to be. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 9:35 am
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November 14, 2011

Profit—Temporal or Eternal

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? Matthew 16: 26 (ESV)

The skies were a crystal blue without a cloud in sight as the players from Penn State University walked onto the football field this past weekend, arm-in-arm in a display of solidarity and support. A display for each other perhaps, because at that moment it would have been hard to find something or someone to support, other than each other, as the allegations regarding the horrific, unbelievable and sad events continued to unfold during the last few days. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 9:03 am
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November 7, 2011


Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

Where there is no vision, the people perish…” Proverbs 29:18a (KJV)

The weekend cold front had ushered in some gusting winds which were now whipping our American flag around its staff where I had just posted it on our home. As I returned from my usual mission to retrieve the morning newspaper I stopped to gently untangle it from its temporary imprisonment. In gratitude, it seemed, our flag billowed majestically, with the stars and stripes waving over the rest of my journey back into the house. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 8:29 am
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