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August 14, 2017

A Bow to Possibility

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

The Lord has made everything for His own purposes.” Proverbs 16: 4 (NLT)

If the story is true as it has been passed down throughout history, the twentieth President of the United States of America would have been a very busy man around the start of school—as we are about to experience in our country once again.

Upcoming weeks during which my granddaughters, and children of all ages all across this nation return to classrooms to begin yet another year of formal education—private, public and home-school. Elementary, secondary, college, and graduate schools—hopefully tapping into all their potential as they are equipped with the academic tools, accurate historical lessons, and spiritual groundings they will need to live the lives of success and significance they were created to live by the God who loves them. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 6:00 am
Filed under: Thoughts

August 7, 2017

Every Time You Go Away

 Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

Psalm 90: 12

“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend, or a parent.” Barbara Bush

Our son and daughter-in-law, Nathan and Amy, celebrated their twenty-third wedding anniversary yesterday. They did it in style with their two precious gifts from God—their daughters—on trip to Atlanta and then on to North Carolina for a few days. While in Atlanta they saw The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum and Stone Mountain (which Nathan and I had ridden to the top of thirty-eight years earlier).

In honor of their anniversary, Lynda and I yesterday played one of our favorite songs by Paul Young, “Every Time You Go Away” (…you take a piece of me with you). A song which always brings a tear to our eyes, and reminds us of the importance of the relationships God has placed in our lives. Relationships to cherish and enjoy, even though at times we find ourselves taking them for granted.

Nathan and Amy do as good a job as anyone we know of not taking their marriage relationship for granted. I have to admit, I’ve learned something from them about that—which makes my bride happy.

How about you?

Look back over the last six months of your daily calendar—how did you spend your time? How many times do you see the names of those special people given to you listed there setting time aside to be with them? For years I didn’t understand the importance of that—I was too busy always headed out to climb another mountain to be successful, to make money, to win another award or acquire another bigger and better thing. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 6:00 am
Filed under: Thoughts
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