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January 27, 2014

His Touch

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainside. Suddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.”

Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared.

Matthew 8: 1-3 (NLT)

What is going on in your life at this moment? Is it all good? Is everything working out just exactly the way you had it planned? Great.

But maybe something has gone wrong? Or something has you worried? Perhaps you’re finding it hard to trust God at the moment. Has the sunshine seemed to have gone out of your days?

Are you wondering if you can get through what is in front of you? Maybe you even sense a feeling of despair or depression, beginning to sap your energy and deprive you of a sense of hope? (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 9:25 am
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January 20, 2014

A Light On

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

So he returned home to his father. And while he was still a long way off, his father saw him coming. Filled with love and compassion, he ran to his son, embraced him, and kissed him.”

Luke 15: 20 (NLT)

No matter how early or late it is when I return home these days things are always the same when I arrive.

Nearing the end of the street, approaching the end of the day’s travels, while coming upon the entrance to the driveway, I catch a glimpse of the warm lights shining from the sides of the walkway leading up to the front porch, as well as the one lamp hanging down lighting the front door to our home. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 10:59 am
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January 13, 2014

Courage for the Snow Cats

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

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

The signs said: “Beware of Snow Cats.” And after a ride up the mountain, a measure of courage was added to my life that day.

At approximately five feet high and eight feet wide—you couldn’t miss them. Large warning signs strategically placed every now-and-then on the sides of the ski trails of Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colorado. After three days of skiing our then ten-year-old son, Nathan, pointed to one of the signs as he and I were riding the ski-lift to the top of the mountain, and asked, “Daddy, have you seen one yet?” (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 8:43 am
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January 6, 2014

Majestic Moments

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

“Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods?

Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?

Exodus 15: 11 (ESV)

I heard a story not too long ago about a young musician who was asked to be part of an experiment during rush hour in the always busy metro station in Washington, DC.

And so on January 12, 2007 at 7:51 am, world renowned violin virtuoso, Joshua Bell, set up a position within that metro station, opened his violin case on the floor in front of him and began to play his Stradivarius violin in the midst of the rush hour. He was wearing a long-sleeve shirt, jeans and a Washington Nationals baseball cap—not a very distinguished look designed to garner much attention. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 1:49 pm
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