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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sunday Musings for 8/31/14: WHY DO ‘I’ DO THIS?

That’s your question, right? Not, “Why do ALL y’all worship the God of the whole Bible,” but “Why, Dan, do YOU worship Him?”  I can answer that. He’s the only one who cared enough to voluntarily allow Himself to experience death to return life to me. To make His death mean anything, He had to … Continue reading »

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QTM for 8/28/14: SURPRISED BY WORSHIP?

“Mornin’!” “Hey.” “You okay?  You, uh, I don’t know–you look a little distracted, there.” “Well, I guess I am.  I just drove all the way here, parked and was almost in the building without remembering the trip.” “Dude.  Earth to Major Tom.  Swing by my office.  I just got that new Keurig 2.0 yesterday.  That … Continue reading »

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Quiet Time Musings for 8/27/14: WHEN GOD SAYS, “SH-H-H… I KNOW.”

It isn’t life that weights us down – it’s the way we carry it. I read several chapters in Proverbs this morning, finding rare literary gems everywhere I looked.  Okay, where do I start?  Having begun, where do I stop?  There’s SO much here. Story?  I know most of you love my stories.  Narrative?  This … Continue reading »

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Quiet Time Musings for 8/26/14: AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ – REVISITED

I forgot something. “You?” It happens.  Having written things down, they sometimes still are overlooked in the heat of composing.  As it turns out, this was too important to just walk away. The statement was, “You ain’t seen nothin’.”  I never explained why. Where God and His Sovereign activity are concerned, you “ain’t seen nothin’” … Continue reading »

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Quiet Time Musings for 8/25/14: BELIEVE OR NOT BELIEVE; THERE IS NO TRY

Either you believe it or you don’t.  It’s as simple as that. After all the hoo-ha down in front of the bleachers has died down, cheerleaders exhausted, there’s a point where you need to decide for yourself. Beyond the Buick-grill smiles of professionally-bright sales and motivational types comes The Real Thing. “Aah, they’re paid a … Continue reading »

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Sunday Musings for 8/24/14: YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’

I’m sure glad I like worship music.  For that matter, Christian music in general, and the more upbeat and encouraging the better. And I love waking up with that encouragement running through my heart, mind and spirit.  What a way to start the day!  That’s what happened again this morning.  It happens with such frequency … Continue reading »

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Quiet Time Musings for 8/23/14: KNOWING WHEN TO START

Nothing’s over until you stop trying. It’s never done until you yourself pull down your own flag. We know what “quit”, “stop”, and “enough, already” mean.  Right?  A two-year-old swiftly discerns the meaning of “NO.” There is a place to call a halt, to put an end to useless, unnecessary, passively appeasing or even socially … Continue reading »

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Quiet Time Musings for 8/18/14: GOT ME TO THINKING

  “Everybody has their price.  Give ’em the right enticement and they’ll all cave.  You’ll see.” No, they won’t. “Sure, they will.  Show me one person who still sticks to the way they were taught when they were little; who as an adult still hangs on for dear life to their “precious little convictions” (here they … Continue reading »

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Quiet Time Musings for 8/21/14: WHY AREN’T THEY STEALING WORKBOOTS?

The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” Reading in Proverbs 10 and 11 this morning, some basic common-sense, decent attributes rise to the top . . . . “Wise son, glad father; stupid son, sad mother….” “God won’t starve … Continue reading »

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THE LITTLE BOY’S QUESTION

In his dream he was walking along the forest path, in no particular hurry.  After all, that’s the best way to enjoy the journey.  Getting in a hurry misses things.  Getting in a hurry can get you hurt.  Somehow he knew that. A forest path, even a familiar one, is always an interesting place.  There’s much … Continue reading »

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