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January 15, 2018

Step Out

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

Leap…the net will appear.” (Unknown)

A word of encouragement for each of you and for the music within you.

As I sat there looking within and waiting for the reality of a new day to arrive, I realized I have a sack-full-of-them. Dreams. That seems to happen a lot—that looking-within—in moments of quiet that you never have time to do in moments of activity.

Maybe that’s why we tend to stay so busy—it’s a hard thing to stop and look within. To be honest with what we see, and what we need to do and be about. Yet it’s those candid moments of introspection, and the commitment to do something about what we see, where the quality of our tomorrows begins to be defined.

I’ll bet you have your own sack-full of them as well. Dreams, that is. So what in the world are you and I waiting for? Why do we continue to just carry our sacks-full-of-dreams around with us? Perhaps we can take encouragement, inspiration and challenge to do something more with them than simply carry them, from this one life. (more…)

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

January 8, 2018

Filling the Pages

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all we wanted to say, every telephone would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that ‘they loved them.’”

Christopher Morley

This morning’s coffee was fairly ordinary—a dark roast favorite. Not the flavored kind I occasionally enjoy, and the aroma of which Lynda loves as it fills the kitchen with the scents of vanilla, hazelnut or southern pecan fragrances—“fru-fru” coffee my nephew calls them.

But this morning the coffee, although good, was fairly ordinary.

But there was nothing ordinary about the mug into which the coffee was poured. (more…)

Posted by: Scott Whitaker at 6:00 am
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January 1, 2018

A Holy Boldness—Don’t Back Down

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)

Here we go again—entering another brand new year, together.

We shared a lot of happy New Years together full of excitement and anticipation, but as we begin this year I sense that I am more excited than ever about all that is before us.

So, based upon God’s promise to us in the passage set out above from the Old Testament book of Jeremiah, here’s what I propose we do together in this New Year of 2018—let’s commit to claim this year as the best there will ever be for whatever we think that we know is before us, and for whatever we don’t have a clue which might be before us. (more…)

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