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January 30, 2012

Be the Change

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi

So, how has the first month of the New Year named 2012 gone for you thus far?

Did you make any resolutions which are still intact? Did you make any which are hanging on by the slimmest of threads? Did you make any resolutions which have since fallen along the side of the roadway of best intentions? (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 5:36 pm
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January 23, 2012

Special for a Reason

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever—do not abandon the works of your hands.” Psalm 138:8 (NIV)

One month into the New Year with King David, and you and me.

Hold that thought for a moment, because first, I want you to do something for me, and for yourself.

Right where you are now, take a look at your fingertips—not just the chapped skin or chipped nails from the cold weather—but look closely at the whorls and lines on the inner surface of the last joint of your finger. We learned the truth in grade-school that our fingerprints are unique to each of us—no one else has the same pattern of whorls or lines. Now work your way down to the palms of your hands, looking closely at the configuration of lines and markings you see there. Stop for a moment and think about this truth—what you just saw is unique—no one else in the world, now or ever, has or had what you just saw. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 4:43 pm
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January 16, 2012

S’mores & More

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.”

Philippians 3: 13-14 (The Message)

A new cold front whipped through the area this weekend bringing with it temperatures in the twenties and the need to drip water from our outside water faucets. Our youngest Granddaughter was with us yesterday and requested that a fire be built in the fireplace and that we make s’mores together. Perfect for a wintry day. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 3:17 pm
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January 9, 2012

Live Like You’re Dying

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

Everything in the world is about to be wrapped up, so take nothing for granted…Most of all, love each other as if your life depended on it.” 1 Peter 4: 7, 8 (The Message)

Lynda’s visit to the doctor ten days ago revealed the onset of pneumonia. Then she had some minor surgery. She’s doing better, and the hope is that with a bit more rest now that the busy and wonderful holiday season is behind us, she will continue to improve.

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Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 6:16 pm
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January 2, 2012

Neverland

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

For I know the plans 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)

So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key.

The Eagles, “Already Gone”

There it is Wendy. Second star to the right and straight on till morning.”

The words are those of Peter Pan to Wendy pointing the way to Neverland. And as I sit here this morning, I can’t help but believe it’s one of the great lines in all of literature.

And today again as we begin another new year together—perhaps it should be a theme for all that can be in this year which will unfold before us. Maybe it’s just what promises to be another beautiful morning that causes me to hear again all the hope to which that line calls us. Maybe it’s our two Granddaughters running around the house and yard showing me things I haven’t seen in years. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 12:13 pm
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