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March 26, 2012

Look Deeper

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

Jesus found a young donkey and sat upon it, as it was written, ‘Do not be afraid, O Daughter of Zion; see, your King is coming, seated on a donkey’s colt.’”

John 12: 14, 15 (NIV)

He was a friend close enough to know I cared, and in that friendship, trusting enough to allow me to ask a revealing question when I saw him approaching our group with an obvious limp in what I had always remembered as an otherwise fluid stride.

“Why are you limping?” I inquired as he stopped to join in our conversation.

“I’m not,” he defended, “I’m just dragging my leg.” (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 11:23 am
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March 19, 2012

On The Good Road

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

This is what the Lord says: ‘Stop at the crossroads and look around. Ask for the old, Godly way, and walk in it. Travel its path, and you will find rest for your souls.’”

Jeremiah 6:16 (NLT)

The words of a dear friend, from his book The Road to Somewhere, published in 2003, were floating through my thoughts as I sat here waiting for another day to stretch out before me. In his book, best-selling author, James Dodson, paints the experiences from a once-in-a-lifetime odyssey which he and his young son, Jack, took together through some of the great cities and small towns of Europe. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 2:05 pm
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March 12, 2012

Reaching for the Dream

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)

 The sky is still black with uncertainty and expectancy of all that this the day will bring. So clear and black, that it seems as though you could almost reach into it to touch one of the stars which light up the darkness.

That thought lingered as a challenge for just a moment while my daughter-in-law’s words from years ago drifted back into my consciousness as I watched the NCAA Basketball Championships selection show last night—

Do they do this every year?” (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 8:10 am
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March 5, 2012

Another Chance—Another Shining Moment

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.”

Mark 16: 6-7 (NKJV)

It’s the kind of morning that always seems to give a lift to our hopes—sunny, breezy, with cool spring-like temperatures predicted for the rest of the day. A bit like the sunshine the three women must have found at the empty tomb that morning so long ago when the Angel told them that Christ was risen.

And perhaps a place where dreams come true, shining moments happen, and where we just might find a second chance in life.

As I sit here with you, my thoughts drifted to the passing landscape of a few years ago when I was driving through the farmlands of western Indiana to a conference where I was scheduled to speak on team building and leadership principles to ministry leaders gathering from across the country. The barns and garages of the passing farmhouses were uniformly adorned with basketball backboards, exactly the way I envisioned they would be from the stories I had heard of the Midwest traditions of the sport. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 3:26 pm
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