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Monthly Archives: September 2014

QTMs for 9/30/14: “THAT’S WHY I PRAISE YOU. . .”

It happened again. Sunday morning we had recording artist Jana Jackson with us during worship.  Her strong, powerhouse of a voice filled the 1st Naz worship center, blessing everyone’s socks off!  I was, too, wearing some.  I got a little class, here.  Keep up. Every song reminded me why it’s such a blessing to back up … Continue reading »

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The Woman’s Heart Attack – copied from NY Times

The Woman’s Heart Attack By MARTHA WEINMAN LEAR, SEPT. 26, 2014 Ed. note:  occasionally one of you sends me something I feel of sufficient informational urgency that I want you to know about it.  Yes, I’ll be working on today’s Quiet Time Musings just as soon as I finish posting this.  If this information helps … Continue reading »

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WHERE DOES MY HELP COME FROM?

“Dang . . .” I almost didn’t hear it.  Not only was it spoken softly, I was so invested in my own thoughts it didn’t register at first.  Strangely, had it been louder I might not have noticed at all. Senses having caught up and set to searching mode, I now noticed the man seated alone at a nearby table.  … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 9/25/14: WHEN GOD DROPS THE OTHER BOOT

  “Cair-tun!” Didn’t register.  I stood there, waiting for clear directions. “YOU!  CAIR-TUN!  OPEN CAIR-TUN NOW!” I got it that time, got the curtain open just in time to see this powerfully-muscled man spring out onto the stage.   He was a member of a Russian ballet troupe touring the U. S. and they’d agreed … Continue reading »

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THE COMMA MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE – Ron Rose

  I originally found this back in ’08, when 2nd Cup was still by email only.  I have no idea who  was reading it back then.    I was still healing, myself, so it might’ve been as much for me as it was for anyone else. Anyway, you have all known Babycakes from the beginning.  … Continue reading »

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#9: AGGRESSIVELY ARTICULATE

Ever notice how many voices are trying to speak for you? It may have always been the case.  Yet it seems there’s an incessant cacophony, a clattering hubbub that’s become so prevalent if it were to ever stop we’d all do it in unison: “SH-H!  WHAT WAS THAT?” “Grampa, what is that?” “Well, we used to … Continue reading »

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QTMs for 9/18/14: YOU BET I LOVE YOU–ON MY TERMS

As I signed off I wrote, “I love you and I’m glad you’re my friend.” She responded, “I’m smiling.  Me, too.” I know.  The cynical ones can just hear Jack Nicholson’s nasty-sweet voice:  “Well, idNAT just a little slice o’ Heaven?”  See, I believe that’s the real issue.  We’ve all become spoiled rotten in our … Continue reading »

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QTM for 9/16/14: GRACE for the WORKPLACE

“. . . and QTM is what, again?” Quiet Time Musings. “Oh.  Yeah.  Right-right.  So–for the WORKPLACE, hunh?” Yup.  Proverbs is such an interesting set of writings.  You can either take each ‘couplet’, each statement that says the same thing two ways (each one usually said the opposite of the other, a favorite way in … Continue reading »

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QTM for 9/13/14: “LORD, LIGHT IT.”

As soon as it’s cooled down, everybody knows it’s wise to clean out the fireplace and lay the makings of a new fire.  That’s what fireplaces are for. Bright, warm, comforting, fragrant fires. Even gas fireplaces are made to resemble the woodburning kind.  Well, except for those sterile, stainless-and-glass contraptions having all the warmth of a hunk of rusty rebar.  … Continue reading »

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#8: STEP UP!

This is Leadership for the Regular Guy or Gal. “Okay, hold on.  I’m not a leader.  Not sure this one applies to me.” Yeah.  It applies.  The leadership I’m talking about refers to personal excellence, not professional success, however it’s defined by whomever’s doing the defining. “Personal excel—-” Right. “Um . . . okay.  Where … Continue reading »

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