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October 29, 2012

Your Timothy

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

Timothy, my son, the instructions I am giving you are based on what some prophets once said about you. If you follow these instructions, you will fight like a good soldier. You will be faithful and have a clear conscience. Some people have made a mess of their faith because they didn’t listen to their consciences.”

I Timothy 1:18-19 (CEV)

I remember when we took Nathan to college for the first time, and after being with him for a few days, finally left him there to begin this new phase in his journey. And I remember worrying a good bit more than usual as Lynda and I began the drive home. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 9:57 am
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October 22, 2012

Traditions

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

“…whatever is true, whatever noble…right…pure…lovely…admirable…think about such things.”

Philippians 4: 8 (NIV)

The cool weather is signaling the entry of one the great periods in all of sports.

It’s World Series time.

It’s where a lifetime of memories are made for baseball fans like you and me. Fans who know that football and basketball simply give us something to do and watch while waiting for another baseball season to begin. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 9:03 am
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October 15, 2012

Integrity—Our Word

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom. At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.

Daniel 6: 3-4 (NIV)

Here you go. I have a challenge for you and me to do beginning today and for the rest of this week:

 Always keep your word, “even when it hurts.” Psalm 15:4

What do you think?

Do you think there’s a good chance you’ll succeed? (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 9:13 am
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October 8, 2012

Columbus Day—and More

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

Remember this, fix it in your mind, take it to heart, you rebels, Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me.”

Isaiah 46: 8-9

It was still and a bit overcast as I walked down the front drive to retrieve the morning newspaper, but I can see through my office windows now a ray or two of sunshine begin to dart through the trees. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 5:58 pm
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October 1, 2012

Encouragement—Not Too Far From Here

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

Hebrews 12: 1 (NIV)

Something the other day caused her to come to mind. It doesn’t take much.

She loved the cooler weather which fall brought—if for no other reason than to have a fire built and burning in the fireplace. At her home in Florida it was a regular and much appreciated moment for her, to listen to the crackling logs warming the fall air while preparing for the winter months, even though not with the frequency of those which burned in the northern parts of our Nation. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 7:00 am
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